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These homemade mango popsicles are sweet and refreshing! They are easy to make with only four simple plant based ingredients.
Reasons I love these homemade popsicles:
- These mango ice pops are a vegan and gluten-free dessert recipe
- They are a great recipe to make with your kids
- It's a great option for a low-calorie dessert with just 62 calories per popsicle
- This is also an easy make-ahead dessert recipe
One of the things I love most about this recipe is that it only uses four ingredients!
Mango: The mango is the star of the show in this recipe. You can use either fresh or frozen mango, whichever you have on hand. If you're using fresh mango, just be sure that it's nice and ripe.
If you need any help determining if it's ripe or not, check out this article about how to tell if a mango is ripe.
Pineapple: The pineapple gives these mango pineapple popsicles another great boost of flavor. Just like the mango, you can use either fresh or frozen pineapple in this recipe.
Agave Nectar: Agave nectar is a great plant-based substitution for honey or sugar. If you don't have agave nectar on hand, you can use regular sugar.
Coconut Water: I opted for coconut water in this recipe for homemade mango popsicles. It's the perfect balance of sweet and refreshing without being overpowering. It also give these mango pops a nice tropical feel.
See the recipe card below for quantities and instructions.
Step by Step Instructions
This is such an easy dessert recipe!
You'll start by assembling your ingredients (see above for some ingredient notes), then combine them all in a blender and blend them until they are nice and smooth.
Then pour the mixture into your popsicle molds, add the popsicle sticks, and place them in the freezer for 2-3 hours.
If you need popsicle molds, these are a great option!
If you don't have a little cover and holes for the popsicle sticks, I recommend placing the popsicles in the freezer for about 20 minutes (set a timer for yourself, trust me) and removing them at that time to place the sticks in the slightly frozen pops. Then return to the freezer to finish freezing.
After the ice pops are frozen solid, remove them from the molds and enjoy.
If you have any difficulty removing the pops from the molds, try running the outside of the molds until warm water for several seconds and trying again.
If you're in the market for a new blender I would recommend either:
Changing the Flavors: If you're unable to eat pineapple or mango, you can swap the same quantity for another fruit of your choice. Though this will change the flavor of the recipe drastically, it's a really easy swap to make.
Sweetener: If you don't have agave nectar, you can substitute sugar or maple syrup in its place instead.
Liquid Base: Though this recipe originally calls for coconut water and I strongly recommend using that for your liquid base, you can switch things up. You can use water, a plant-based milk, or even a juice instead.
If you enjoyed this recipe, be sure to try some of my other sweet treat recipes next:
- Popsicle molds
- Popsicle sticks
- 3 cups mango
- 1 cup pineapple
- 2 tablespoon agave nectar
- 2 cups coconut water
- Blend all ingredients together until smooth.
- Pour the mixture into your popsicle molds and place the mold in the freezer. If your mold has a place for popsicle sticks, add them now. If they don't have a place for popsicle sticks, remove the mold at around 20 minutes and add the popsicle sticks, then return to the freezer.
- After the popsicles are frozen solid (about 2-3 hours) remove and enjoy!