If you are going to make one homemade freezer pop let it be this Strawberry Mango Popsicles Recipe. So refreshing, so simple, and clean ingredients! YUM!
Popsicles are a fun treat during the summer. We choose to make homemade popsicles instead of leaning toward store-bought versions. A little bit of fresh fruit, some coconut milk, and honey go a long way to making something that everyone will LOVE! These Homemade Strawberry Mango Popsicles are no exception. They look so cheerful, fancy, and delicious. The fun part is they are super simple to make!
Frozen Fruit for Popsicles
I love fresh fruit, but when it comes to a layered popsicle like this Strawberry Mango Popsicle, I suggest frozen fruit. When you puree the frozen fruit it ends up with a smoothie texture. That just means it holds its shape more, making the fun layers easier to assemble. The more frozen texture also prevents the two fruit flavors from mixing together as much. This time I used my food processor and I left a little chunk to the fruit so there was some bite to the popsicles.
There are many popsicle molds out there but my favorite is this Norpro Popsicle Mold. I have had it for years, and it is by far the best I have found. The popsicles do best when frozen overnight, but if you are in a hurry you can start to test them after about 4 hours if you used frozen fruit.
In my house we are always in a hurry to free up the popsicle mold for a new batch of yummy popsicles. Once frozen, remove the popsicles from their mold. I place them into ziploc bags and put them right back in the freezer. These can be stored this way for up to 6 months (Not that they will be around that long).
Strawberry Mango Popsicles
- 1 1/2 cup mango chunks (fresh or frozen)
- 1 1/2 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1/4 cup sugar or other sweetener
- In a food processor or blender puree strawberries with 1/4 cup of coconut milk. *The milk is optional but adds a great creamy consistency to the popsicles. Taste the strawberry mix after it blends. If you would like to add sweetener this is the time. You can use sugar, honey, or any type of sweetener you would like.
- Fill each compartment of your popsicle mold 1/3 of the way full of the strawberry mixture. Set the remaining asside.
- Again, in the blender or food processor, puree the mango and 1/4 cup of coconut milk. If you would like to add sweetener you may do so. I chose to add about 1/8 of a cup of sugar to each mixture and found them to be perfect for our taste.
- Next, spoon the mango mixture into your popsicle mold on top of the strawberry mixture. Only filling to about 2/3 full.
- Finish off with the final layer of strawberry mixutre to fill your popsicle molds to the top. Cover and place popsicle sticks in the mold.
- Freeze for atleast 4 hours but best frozen over night.