Aahh, homemade popsicles…. these Mango and Coconut Yogurt Popsicles have quickly become one of our favorite treats to make. They are a delicious way to stay cool during hot days and make a great summer treat, afternoon snack, or even a light breakfast!
Blended mango with some coconut and yogurt is pretty much as great as it gets. These popsicles are quite fantastic and are loaded with a unique tropical flavor—very fruity with a bit of texture from the mango chunks and shredded coconut.
There are plenty of fruit combinations that you can use to make popsicles. This is just one delicious way to incorporate fruits and yogurt into the diet of the whole family. Your children will love them!
Believe us, they are so easy to make. Simply blend some ingredients, place in molds and freeze, that´s it! The most difficult step in the entire process is having the patience to wait until they are good and frozen before you break into them.
3 ½ cups mango, diced into small cubes
¼ cup sugar
2 cups vanilla yogurt
1 cup grated coconut
2 teaspoons coconut extract
Peel and slice the mango, and add it to the Classic Saucier along with the sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a Spoonula. When the mango begins to release its juices, reduce the heat. Continue cooking for 15 to 20 minutes. To get the desired texture, you can mash the mango a bit with the help of the Combination Whisk from our Kitchen Tool Set. Remove from heat and let cool.
Pour the yogurt into a medium bowl. Add half the grated coconut and coconut extract and mix well.
Place a spoonful of the mango mixture into each popsicle mold. Spoon the yogurt into a piping bag. Then pipe some yogurt into each mold, about two tablespoons. Finish with another spoonful of the mango mixture.
Be careful not to fill the molds completely, as the mixture will expand when frozen. Also, If you don’t have a piping bag, you can use a small bag made from thick plastic and carefully cut it with scissors to make a slit about 1/4-inch long at the tip.
Gently tap each mold against your working surface. Then, insert a spoon handle into each mold and remove it, about three times, to make the layers lose their edges.
Spread the other half the grated coconut over the top of each popsicle mold and cover. Insert a popsicle stick into each mold and freeze for at least 4 hours. The results will be even better, if you are able to resist temptation, and freeze them all night. 😉
Obviously, you can get more creative than this! We hope this recipe have you thinking about other popsicle flavors you can make from fruit. Orange? Pineapple? Strawberry?