I don’t know about you, but whenever the weather surpasses 90°F I pretty much want to avoid hot/warm foods as much as possible. During the summertime, I tend to like more cold & crisp treats to help cool down as much as possible. With that being said, over the course of the last few weeks, I have been working diligently to perfect these popsicles so it tastes like a summer explosion in your mouth. After lots of trial and error, I finally nailed it. So much so, that I had to make 3 batches several days in a row because Adrian kept eating them even though I told him I needed to do the pictures for them. Mango has always been one of my all-time favorite fruits but I have to admit I don’t always buy them because they can be a pain to cut as they leak their juice all over the place and things can very quickly become messy. I figured these popsicles would be an easy solution to that problem so if you’re like me and don’t like the mess, you can still enjoy the delicious and juicy mangos this season.
Mangos are rich in Vitamins A & C which are powerful antioxidants that help to slow the aging process. They are also a great source of fiber which is important for proper digestion. In addition to the mango, I also added some lime juice which is also rich in Vitamin C but in this case, we just added it for tartness to contrast the sweetness of the mango.
Depending on how ripe & sweet your mangos are you may not need to do so, but I added in a bit of organic honey to boost the sweetness a bit. Before adding in the honey, I suggest tasting your popsicle mix to see if it needs additional sweetening. If so, add in small amounts and adjust to taste. Ever since I came across this honey at Ralphs, I have been obsessed with the flavor and don’t think I will ever go back to any other brand. I scored this on a special closeout sale which brought the price down to $3.99 which is much better than the regular $10 price tag. If you have a Ralphs near you, I highly recommend you track this honey down to try it for yourself. Anyways, this post is NOT sponsored but I just really really like the flavor of this honey so I figured I would mention it just in case any of you are interested. Nonetheless, you can use any honey/sweetener you’d like. I will quickly mention that organic raw honey has antimicrobial & anti-inflammatory properties that can be beneficial for those who suffer from seasonal allergies (Adrian has the worst). Although I have previously mentioned I like to utilize maple syrup more because it is minimally processed (if at all), if you can find organic & raw honey then there are also added benefits.
All in all, these popsicles take about 5 minutes to prep and are as simple as filling in the mold and allowing them to freeze overnight. Prep them in advance and you have a healthy & delicious treat the whole family will love!
◊ Makes 6 popsicles **
- 3 ripe mangos (the deeper in color the better)
- juice of 2 limes
- 1 1/2 tbsp raw organic honey
**NOTE: Depending on the size of your popsicle molds, you may have some leftover mixture, if you do it makes a great addition to plain yogurt in a parfait (just saying).
- popsicle molds
- Add your mango, lime juice, and honey into a food processor or blender and combine until smooth.
- Pour into popsicle molds just until you reach the fill line.
- Allow to solidify in the freezer for at least 8 hours but overnight is fine.
- Run the mold under warm-hot water for about 10-15 seconds to help remove from the mold.
I hope you love these popsicles as much as I do & hope they help to keep you cool this summer! If you try this recipe for yourself feel free to tag us on Instagram @lifeatthemesa or comment down below to let us know how it went for you! Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog and be sure to sign up with your email to be notified of when I post. I will be back soon with another delicious & nutritious recipe!