Homemade Coconut Mango Popsicles

So Tyler had his first popsicle yesterday. Just in time for summer!!!

I hadn’t planned on letting him have a taste…it just sorta happened.  I sat down to nurse him with a popsicle of my own in hand and he had NO interest in what I had to offer him and kept eying my popsicle. And by eying, I mean…EYING!  Then he started reaching.

So I gave him a taste. And he wanted another. And another. So I sat him in his chair and gave him his own to try. (While it appears he is holding the popsicle himself, I am helping him.) And when he’d had enough of the popsicle, he went back to his regularly scheduled nursing.

I remember Ryan chewing on mango seeds when we lived in the D.R. He would nibble on that seed for 15 minutes. Drool all over the place and orange mango pieces in his hair, his ears and up his nose!

These popsicles made a similar mess!

When my first cookbook came out in December, a dear friend of our family sent me this super duper amazing popsicle maker by Zoku as a congratulatory gift. It was the dead of winter and the last thing on my mind was making popsicles.  But now that we’ve hit 80 degrees every day this week, it’s high time to put this little contraption to work!  (Note: Zoku is an INSTANT popsicle maker. It makes popsicles in minutes! Details and a video here.)

Mangoes on sale for $.50 each this week…and I found a few cans of coconut milk in the back of the pantry. Perfect combo for a snack during pantry challenge week!

You can rest assured we’ll be making LOTS of REAL FRUIT popsicles all summer long!!! Who knows, perhaps I’ll sneak some veggies in too!

Ingredients

1 banana
2 mangoes
1/2 15 ounce can of unsweetened coconut milk (1 cup of regular milk will do too!)
Sweetener of choice – optional (I omitted)
(Water if you need to thin out the “popsicle juice”)

Directions

Blend all the ingredients.

Pour into your favorite popsicle mold.

Freeze, then enjoy!

(Kids will NEVER know these are GOOD for them! *snicker*)

A few picts of the Zoku in action…

A little screw cap loosens the popsicle from the mold.

In about 5 minutes, a totally solid popsicle!

Stunned. I couldn’t believe I captured this look. He was totally stunned that they were ready so fast!  He remembers waiting and waiting and waiting last year for the popsicles made in the freezer!

His eyes speak delight.

Have a fabulous Memorial Day weekend!

Enjoy a popsicle for me!

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Comments

  1. says

    That’s such a great idea! We always made popsicles with juice when I was a kid but this would be so much better – and creamier!

  2. Karen says

    probably loads better for you than the stuff in the store. who knows whats in there?!!!! I prefer the all fruit ones(if they are REALLY all fruit..)

  3. Marianne G says

    That is so cool! (no pun intended) Wish I still had little ones around to make these for. Of course, I could just make them for myself 😉

  4. Christina Troeltzsch says

    I want on now too. My boys would love fruit Popsicles. I guess for now we will do it the old fashion way, but now I know what I am doing with my 5 yr tonight after dinner.

  5. says

    We have a Zoku, a gift from my sis-in-law and the kids LOVE it. So excited to see someone else with one and I never even thought of coconut milk in a popsicle! Great idea. Enjoy!

    (if you don’t have one, they are worth the $. They are GREAT!)

  6. Charlotte says

    We just bought a not an old fashion popsicle mold from Bed, Bath and Beyond for $2.99. It has the straw built into the handle to sip the melted juice. I think I’m going to try the kids smoothies as popsicle ingredients.

  7. says

    LOVE the gadget that makes the popsicles fast – I definitely have to get one of those! :) And thanks for the great recipe… I wonder if a little papaya in there would taste good- I have papaya that I need to use up! :)

  8. says

    Great photos! Now I want some mangoes to make these myself….of course mine WILL take forever. No popsicle maker over here!

  9. ATL Cook says

    I saw this Popsicle maker at a Williams Sonoma demo last month. I knew it would be a handy gadget and I am a Senior Citizen! There are lots of good recipes to try ; you can make nine Popsicles on one freeze; they sell extra handles. When I go to Lenox Mall this week end, I just might get one. I am getting a new refrig this week; bottom pull out freezer–how handy.

    I still have 2 sets of Tupperware in the garage and plan to hunt them this week end.

  10. Thrifty Momma says

    I made these yesterday and just tried one today. I hate to say it but it was only okay. My two year old rejected it– it just wasn’t sweet enough. I’ll try again but next use maybe half orange juice and half coconut milk, maybe add a little bit of vanilla flavoring.

    I do have to say I am crazy jealous over your popsicle mold!

  11. Kristin H. says

    That looks absolutely delicious!!! I do have a question though… How do you pick mangoes? They are rarely available where I live, but sometimes they do have them… (I am that crazy lady that walks slowly by them 10 times but doesn’t buy them.) Is there a feel, color, or smell I need to look for? Any help would be great! Thanks!

  12. Jessica says

    Argh I hate it when recipes claim to only have a certain fruit, but then I look at the ingredients and it includes bananas. I really can’t stand bananas… Any suggestions on what to include instead?

  13. Roro says

    These look so good! I don’t have a popsice mold though. Would an ice tray work? I know itll take much longer to freeze but will I get a popsicle like texture or no?

  14. Roro says

    Hey, I tried these last night and I was expecting them to turn out real creamy, the way yours look in the pics. I even put a whole can of coconut milk. They kind of tasted just like frozen mango puree. Is this how the texture should be? I also omitted the banana.

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