These mango popsicles are sweet and juicy, sweetened with maple syrup or honey, and make for a refreshingly healthy frozen treat that’s easy to make vegan or paleo.
Everyone loves frozen treats on hot summer days, and these mango pops hit the spot. And they’re made with simple, wholesome ingredients, so you can feel good about sharing with little ones.
For today’s recipe, you just need sweet, flavorful mango (because if your mango isn’t tasty, your popsicles aren’t going to be tasty), freshly squeezed lemon juice, maple syrup or honey and popsicle molds.
Then you blend everything to get a smooth texture, pour the mixture into the molds, and freeze.
Fresh or frozen mango?
It’s up to you! Use whatever is easier and available.
If you use frozen mango chunks, you should let them thaw before putting them into the blender to make it easier on the machine and to get a smoother mixture.
I didn’t have to use water to make these popsicles, but if your blender/food processor can’t handle it, you’ll want to add a little bit of water so you don’t destroy your machine.
When it comes to popsicle molds, there are so many to choose from. There are silicone ice pop molds, stainless steel popsicle molds, and plastic molds, and they all come in a range of colors, price tags and functionality.
I go into a lot more detail in my Lemon Popsicle post, so if you don’t have one yet, you might want to take a look.
How long does it take for the popsicles to freeze?
It usually takes 4 to 8 hours to freeze solid, but it all depends on your freezer and the size of your popsicles. Just assume you’ll need the full 8 hours, and then it’ll be a nice surprise if they’re ready earlier. :)
I usually freeze them overnight and then they’re definitely ready for the next day.
How long do they keep in the freezer?
They can be stored in the freezer for 1 to 2 months. After that, they can form frost, and the texture can change.
How to store
I usually just store them in the popsicle mold because they don’t last long around my house.
You can individually wrap the popsicles in plastic wrap to keep them from freezing together, then place them in a freezer bag or airtight container.
Variations + additions
You could always use lime juice instead of lemon.
If you want to mix in fruit, start with the mango, then add whatever fruit that goes well with it, like fresh raspberries or strawberries. Pineapple is another fun choice.
If you do this, know that the molds that lay flat in the freezer are better for adding fresh fruit. If you add them to a mold with a base, the fruit will fall to the bottom. I personally don’t care, but I figured some people might not like that.
And for another great mango treat, try this refreshing Mango Lassi.
Other fun frozen treats
- Fruit Cocktail
- Vietnamese Avocado Smoothie
- Paleo Strawberry Cheesecake
- Vegan Lemon Bars
- Rasberry Smoothie
- Honey Sweetened Lemonade
I hope you’ll love these mango popsicles! Please leave a comment and tell us how they turned out if you make them. Enjoy! :)
Mango Popsicles (just 3 ingredients!)
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- Yield: 4-6
- 3 cups (400 grams) frozen mango chunks, defrosted, or fresh mango chunks, if cheaper
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup or runny honey
- This recipes yields 1.66 cups (13.28oz / 375 grams) of blended popsicle mixture. So you can use that to figure out how many popsicles you can get from your mold, as they vary widely in how much they hold.
- Remove the skin if using fresh mangos.
- Blend everything together in a blender or food processor until totally smooth. I didn’t need to use any water to do this, but if your blender/food processor can’t handle it, please add water.
- Pour into a popsicle mold. Put in the popsicle sticks and freeze overnight.
- If they don’t come out easily, you can pour warm water around the sides and bottom of the popsicle mold to help loosen them.
- I usually just store them in the popsicle mold, but you can individually wrap the popsicles in plastic wrap to keep them from freezing together, then place them in a freezer bag or airtight container for up to 1-2 months.