Craving a frozen treat? Grab a homemade Mango Popsicle! They are super refreshing and delicious. These vegan mango pops are super easy to make with just 4 ingredients, and are vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free.
A reader recently asked me if I have a mango popsicle recipe on the blog. Unfortunately I did not, so I had to create one in time for summer!
So here they are! Vegan mango popsicles, made with just 4 simple ingredients. No artificial flavors, no fake color dyes, just natural ingredients blended up and frozen in adorable popsicle molds.
I'll show you how to create layered popsicles for that added wow-factor, or you can simply blend all the ingredients together and pour into the molds.
Ready to make these?
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Ingredients + Supplies
→ ¾ cups mango juice: If you can't find pure mango juice, you can use pineapple juice or orange-mango juice instead for a delicious tropical twist on mango popsicles!
→ 2 cups frozen mango: Fresh mango would work great too! Or a combination of frozen mango and other fruit.
→ 2 ½ cups coconut milk: Don't want to use coconut? Use your favorite unsweetened dairy-free milk. Of course, canned coconut will yield the richest results.
→ 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup: Or use your favorite sweetener, such as agave or organic sugar, to taste. As much as I love natural sweetness from fruit, I do find that frozen treats need a little extra sweetener, because the cold makes them taste last sweet. I love maple syrup!
→ Popsicle molds: These are the ones I used - they come with popsicle sticks and a cleaning brush, and they were great for releasing the pops from the molds!
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Note: If you want a layered look, follow steps 2 and 3. If you want to blend the coconut milk together with the mango, then just add the rest of the ingredients and pulse to combine.
Step 2: In a large bowl, mix together the coconut milk with the maple syrup.
For a layered look: Layer the popsicles as follows: add about 2 tablespoons of the puréed mango into the popsicle molds, then set in a freezer for about 20 minutes. Once the first layer has semi-frozen, remove from the freezer and add 2 tablespoon coconut milk mixture. Set in the freezer for about 20 minutes, and repeat the process.
Tip: Try not to forget about the pops in the freezer, otherwise they will freeze and you won't be able to add the popsicle sticks in!
For a no-fuss popsicle: mix the puréed mango, coconut milk mixture together then pour into the popsicle mold.
Step 4: Gently tap the molds to remove any air bubbles, then insert the popsicles sticks and then freeze for at least 5 hours, or overnight.
Step 5: To remove the frozen popsicles from the molds, run the molds under warm water for about 10 seconds, or let them sit at room temperature for about 5 minutes to loosen from the molds. I find that the warm water method works better - you can feel and hear the popsicles "unstick" from the molds!
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In my ingredients list, I added a few variation ideas and what to do if you can't find mango juice or frozen mango to to make these popsicles. Here are a few other delicious ideas of add-ins for popsicles:
- Fresh mint leaves - puree a few with the mango
- Pinch of cardamom powder - so fragrant and flavorful!
- Crystallized ginger, or a tiny bit of freshly grated ginger, or add some of the juice that comes out when you're grating fresh ginger - puree it with the mango for a warming, spicy flavor that has such a nice contrast against the cool sweet mango. Deeeelicious!
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Easy Mango Popsicles (Dairy-Free & Vegan!)
- ¾ cups mango juice
- 2 cups frozen mango chunks
- 2½ cups coconut milk
- 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup, or agave or organic sugar, optional
To make layered popsicles:
- In a blender, purée the frozen mango with the mango juice. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix the coconut milk and maple syrup.
- Layer the popsicles: add 2 tablespoons puréed mango to the popsicle molds, then place in the freezer for about 10-20 minutes, or until semi-frozen. Remove from the freezer and add 2 tablespoons of the coconut milk mixture. Place in the freezer for about 20 minutes, then repeat the process.
- After the molds are filled up, gently tap the molds to release air bubbles, insert the popsicle sticks, and freeze for at least 5 hours or overnight. To release popsicles from mold, place the molds under hot running water for a few seconds.
To make simple popsicles:
- In a blender, purée all the ingredients together. Pour the mixture into the popsicle molds.
- Gently tap the molds to remove any air bubbles, then insert the popsicles sticks and freeze for at least 5 hours or overnight. To release popsicles from mold, place the molds under hot running water for a few seconds.
- These are the molds I used.
- If you can't find mango juice, use pineapple juice, or orange-mango juice.
- Fresh mango works great too! Or a combination of frozen mango and other fruit.
- Milk: feel free to substitute for any plant milk, but canned coconut milk yields the richest, creamiest popsicles!
- Other flavor variations to try: Add some fresh mint leaves, a pinch of cardamom powder, or crystallized ginger to the blender when blending your mango!