Strawberry Mango Pops


It’s been ridiculously hot and dry here in Florida. We’ve barely gotten any rain and there is a pretty serious drought right now which makes it even more unbearable to live here! These strawberry mango pops are the perfect snack for escaping the heat! My husband has been on a popsicle kick lately and I’ve always wanted to try making our own, healthy popsicles using real fruit.  I used Splenda to sweeten these so they could be sugar-free, but you can always use regular sugar if you wanted to.

These popsicles came out perfectly! I can’t wait to create more using different fruits and flavors! Stay tuned for more popsicle recipes this summer! :)

Strawberry Mango Pops

Makes 6 large popsicles

Ingredients:

– 1 heaping cup diced mango, fresh or frozen

– 1 heaping cup whole strawberries, fresh or frozen

– 1 cup skim milk

– 1/2 cup water* (you may not need as much water if you use fresh fruit)

– 1 tbs. Splenda or regular sugar

– Juice 1 lime

Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for at least 6 hours.

Notes:
– I used frozen fruit for this recipe, so I needed more liquid to get the mixture smooth enough. I added water to do this, but you may find that if you use fresh fruit, just the milk will suffice. If you want to use fresh fruit, I recommend just using milk, check to see if the mixture is smooth enough and then only add the water if you need it.

– Don’t own popsicle molds? No fear! You can also make these using small Dixie cups and popsicle sticks. You can find both of these items at your grocery store!

– This recipe made 6 large popsicles using these popiscle molds that I purchased on Amazon.

   

18 comments

  1. Fantastic blog, thank so much. Looking forward to reading more.

  2. Mmm these look good! I love the popsicle forms that you have, thanks for the link for those! These wouldn’t last long around my house, fresh fruit pops sound utterly divine on a hot day. Can’t wait to try them myself!

  3. These look so refreshing! Very cool molds and I love the color! : )

  4. Yummy! These strawberry mango pops look so delicious and super refreshing! What a great summer treat :)

  5. So refreshing! I here ya! It’s been incredibly hot here in CANADA – so I can only imagine Florida’s heat. yikes! These look super good and a sure way to cool down :)

    Today I made frozen strawberry mousse to beat the heat:
    http://www.bestofthislife.com/2011/08/frozen-strawberry-mousse.html

  6. The pops look amazing! I life in Florida, too….so I know what you mean about the heat! I was in Disney last week and got SOAKED! They had a good rain…so with luck, we’ll be over this drought soon! Buzzed them!

    • What part of Florida are you from, Ann? I live up north and we just haven’t gotten as much rain this summer! And it so dangerously hot out! I bet the rain at Disney probably felt pretty good actually! :)

  7. Great fruit combination! We just had Mixed Berry and Yogurt Pops Yesterday and the kids loved them http://momdecuisine.wordpress.com/category/dessert/ . I’ve got some frozen strawberries in freezer and some mango juice in the fridge. I know what me and the kiddos will be doing this afternoon :) Thanks for the post, I buzzed you!

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