April 19, 2016
When temperatures begin to creep up, I love having popsicles in the freezer as a snack option, and these mango freeze pops are just the thing to eat when you want a healthy and delicious treat! Let me show you how easy these are to make in this quick video.
It’s only April, but we’ve already had a few days in the upper 80’s in Southern Louisiana, and summer temperatures are right around the corner. With the heat, frozen treats are a great way to keep cool on a hot day, especially when my kids insist on jumping on the trampoline in the middle of the day.
The idea for these mango freeze pops came from one of my husband’s favorite desserts at the New Orleans Jazz Festival. It features big name artists and bands along with local gospel, blues, and jazz favorites.
Unfortunately for us, Jazz Fest is only two weekends and well, that is not enough time to enjoy all of its glorious food. This delicious treat is one we buy daily. My daughter loves the mango freeze ice cream so much that she even owns the t-shirt. Yes, in New Orleans we also show off our love of food by wearing it on our clothing. Clearly.
Why save eating some of our favorite treats for only two weekends a year? That’s just not enough time! Right?
These Mango Freeze Pops are essentially the same thing as the mango freeze served in a cup at the Jazz Fest, but my kids love it in popsicle form, so frozen popsicles it is!
Plus, since these are made with all whole, fresh ingredients it’s one of my go-to treats when I’m doing a Whole30 with my kids. Now I know, treats aren’t technically on the approved list from Whole30, which is why I decided to make some changes for my family.
We still eat whole, fresh foods for 30 days at a time, and eliminate all processed foods and sugars, but I allow for healthy ingredient swaps that make sense for families with kids. Healthy popsicles? Yep, they’re in the program. Two clean pancake recipes. Yep, we’ve got those too.
And all my kids favorite dinner recipes make the list too, they just need a little creativity to make them with all whole ingredients. After years of making kid-friendly recipe options that are also made with whole, nutritious foods, I decided to make my own 30-day clean eating program. It’s called the Family KickStart Program, and it includes everything you need to eat fresh, whole foods with your family for 30 days straight!
For today, enjoy these fruit-filled popsicles as a special treat that’s healthy too! I know my kids and I are loving them!
What are some of your favorite fruits to freeze up and make popsicles?
Mango Freeze Popsicles
- 1 cup 235 ml coconut milk
- 2 TB 30ml maple syrup (optional)
- 3 cups 525 g fresh or frozen mango chunks
- Puree the coconut milk, maple syrup (if using), and mango in a blender until smooth. Increase speed to the highest setting and whip the mixture for 1 minute. Pour the whipped mango blend into freezer pops, freeze for 6 hours or until solid, and enjoy!