MANGO LASSI POPSICLES
The last couple days have been cool at home, and I’m totally tempted to just jump into everything Fall. I really want to post soup and bone broth recipes, but I'm not letting myself until September! I want almond flour pumpkin muffins, pumpkin pie spice in all of my drinks, sweaters, slippers and all of the soups. But NO! I’m stopping myself. We still have almost two full weeks of Summer left...longer if you go by the official last day of Summer, so Fall will come soon enough. Hence this popsicle recipe I’ve promised - there is still plenty of time to enjoy this tasty treat.
So, at long last, here she is. It was actually harder than I thought it would be to come up with an easy, tasty and duplicatable popsicle recipes. These mango ones are our favorite - creamy, fruity, and just enough sweetness. If you choose to include the cardamom, it’s really an interesting and yummy twist!
The most important thing in my opinion when making popsicles is good molds. We have had a few differents kinds - the standard plastic ones and some fancy silicone ones. And then we found these stainless steel ones that were a total game changer. They’re super easy to clean, the popsicles slide right out when held under warm water AND when empty, it makes a great baby/toddler toy!
So these mango popsicles are yummy, but you can also simply freeze extra smoothie for a super easy popsicle. Play around with any fruit & veggie base, something creamy like canned coconut milk and coconut water as the base. The world is your oyster!
Mango Lassi Popsicles
Popsicle molds (these are our favorite!)
8 oz mango (we use frozen organic from Trader Joes, which is half a bag)
8 oz coconut water
½ cup coconut milk or whole milk kefir
3 cardamom pods (open pod and just use the black seeds)
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend. If it doesn’t blend easily, simply add a little more liquid. Blend for about a minute, or until well combined (time will vary based on the type of blender you have).
Pour mixture in molds. If you’re using the stainless steel ones, insert wooden popsicle sticks into lid and then slide into the molds.
Place in the freezer for 2 hours minimum, or until popsicles are completely frozen.
If you have extra of the mixture, drink it! I called for a little extra of the ingredients to account for different sized molds.
These popsicle molds are not cheap. I asked for them for my birthday and between all of the yummy popsicles, and the endless entertainment they've provided Finn, I’d say they’ve been well worth the investment!