If you are looking for a refreshing and healthy dessert for all the family members, you are in the right place! Our Mango Coconut Popsicles are extremely easy to make. They are naturally vegan, sugar-free and gluten-free. The perfect summer treat!
We normally check the ingredients list on packets when we go shopping as we like to know what we are eating but since we had our son Luca, this has become even more important. We are what we eat and we believe that healthy nutrition is the key for a happy and healthy life especially at an early age. Ice pops and ice creams that you get at supermarkets are normally full of weird ingredients that most you probably won't recognize! This is why we started making our own popsicles at home, so we can all enjoy a lovely summer dessert knowing that is still healthy and nutritious.
Our Mango Coconut Popsicles contain only fresh fruit, coconut milk and dates. For these mango popsicles, we combined the mango with pineapple. You can follow the recipe and use pineapple, use just mango or combine it with another fruit such as strawberries, kiwi or peach.
How to make Mango Coconut Popsicles
In order to make popsicles, you'll need a popsicle mold. We recommend you to use a silicone mold as they are easier to clean and work with. As well, the mold we have is a medium-size one. The popsicles are perfect size for our toddler and for us too. Not too big, not too small! This is the mold we use.
To make our mango coconut popsicles we make two mixtures.
First, we blend the coconut milk together with the dates to make the creamy part. Some people add yoghurt to this mixture but we honestly think that it's not needed. We use extra creamy coconut milk as it's the best kind to make popsicles, but feel free to use a regular one.
For the fruit mixture, we blend the mango and the pineapple with lime juice. If the fruit you are using is ripe and sweet, with the dates that were added to the first mixture, your popsicles will be sweet enough. We enjoy the acidity from the tropical fruit but if you love really sweet popsicles, add some more dates into this mixture.
Once both mixtures are done, pour the first mixture into the molds. It should cover half of the mold. Straight after, pour in the second mixture until the mold is full. You can swirl the mixture gently with the help of a wooden stick. Cover with lid (if any) and place the wooden sticks.
Freeze for at least 5 hours or until totally frozen. To get the popsicles out of the mold easily, sink the mold in warm water for 20-30 seconds. That should help!
Perfect for Toddlers and Kids
Our recipe contains just natural ingredients and uses dates as a sweetener. Our toddler Luca loves these mango coconut popsicles or any other that we have been making at home. They are amazingly good for teething as well as it calms the pain and a great choice for a summer snack by the pool.
Depending on the age of your kids you can involve them in the making process as it's fairly simple and fun! They love pouring the mixtures inside the molds and taking them out when it's time. It's a really nice way to involve your kids in the kitchen and show them how healthy food can be fun as well!
If you are looking for more dessert ideas for your toddler or kid, have a look at this delicious Vegan Chocolate Mousse.
Mango Coconut Popsicles
- 200 g fresh mango
- 100 g fresh pineapple
- 400 ml coconut milk extra creamy
- Juice of half a lime
- 5-6 dates
Coconut Cream Mixture
- Add the coconut milk and dates into a blender and blend until all the dates are fully blended. Pour the mixture inside each mold just filling half of the mold.
- Cut the mango and pineapples in cubes and add them into the blender. Add the lime juice and blend until smooth consistency. Pour the mixture inside each mold filling it to the top.
- Swirl the mixture gently with the help of a wooden stick. Cover with lid (if any) and place the wooden sticks.
- Freeze for at least 5 hours or until totally frozen.
- To get the popsicles out of the mold easily, sink the mold in warm water for 20-30 seconds. That should help!