What is it about popsicles that make you think of childhood summers? My memories of popsicles revolve around bike rides to the park and ice cream trucks pulling up with their whimsical music playing. My favorite flavor was always, always strawberry. I remember the popsicle melting down my hand, making a sticky mess. But when you’re a kid, you don’t care about those things. Ah, to be young and carefree.
To bring back the nostalgia of childhood, you can make your own mango popsicles right at home. They’re super simple to make and consist of very minimal ingredients. There is so much experimentation that you can do with popsicles. I started off with a simple fruit-based popsicle, made with ripe mangos, but I definitely want to try different combinations, including alcohol-infused popsicles and cream-based ones. There will be more to come. Here’s a little tease of summer for you. Enjoy!
What flavor combinations do you like or want to try out? Let us know in the comments!
Mango popsicles: bringing back childhood summers, one sticky dessert at a time. Made with ripe mangos. Enjoy!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Freeze Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours, 10 minutes
Yield: 8 Servings
- 2 ripe mangos
- 1 1/2 cups simple syrup (2 cups cold water + 2 cups sugar)
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- To make the simple syrup, boil 1 part water (in this case, 2 cups) to 1 part sugar (in this case, 2 cups), until sugar fully dissolves and liquid starts to simmer. Turn off heat and set aside to cool.
- Cut mangos and peel skin off. Place mango chunks in a food processor or blender. Add 2-4 tablespoons of simple syrup to mango and pulse until a puree forms.
- Add 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 1/2 cups of simple syrup to the mango puree and mix well with a spatula until fully combined.
- Pour mixture into popsicle molds and freeze for 6 hours.
- To remove popsicles from mold, submerge in warm water up to the line of the popsicles, and gently pull on popsicle stick. Serve immediately, or place extra popsicles into a freezer gallon bag for future storage. Store for up to a month (but they probably won’t last that long! 🙂 ).
- Enjoy a taste of summer!