Summer is coming and my mango popsicles recipe is the perfect treat to cool you down on a hot day! They are made with healthy ingredients – just frozen mangoes, orange juice, and kefir (the perfect way to sneak in probiotics!). There is no added sugar in these naturally sweetened orange mango kefir popsicles! Add the probiotic goodness of kefir into your tropical flavors popsicle treat! Kids love these creamy healthy popsicles. I love that it’s such an easy recipe and that it’s also packed with vitamin c! For more on keeping yourself healthy, see this post with some exipure reviews.
Mango popsicles recipe
Homemade mango popsicles couldn’t be easier to make and they’re the perfect summer treat.
The easy way to make popsicles is to simply blend up your ingredients and add them into your popsicle molds. Freeze and you’re set with creamy mango popsicles!
In this easy mango popsicles recipe, we’re using frozen mango, but you could definitely use fresh mango!
I’m sharing all the substitution ideas further down in this post, in case you need to keep this frozen treat dairy-free.
3 ingredient mango popsicles
Just 3 simple ingredients are all you need for these tasty, tropical treats.
- Orange juice
- Frozen mango or fresh mangoes
Healthy mango popsicles are probiotic-rich!
Curious about kefir? Definitely check out my homemade kefir ranch dressing recipe to read more about kefir, how it’s made and why it’s filled with probiotic goodness!
How to make delicious mango popsicles
Scroll down to view the recipe card below for the full ingredients list, nutrition facts, and step-by-step instructions.
Smoothies and popsicles go hand in hand.
A popsicle filling is very much like a smoothie that you freeze.
Pretty handy if you have extra smoothies around. You can simply pop the extra smoothie into a popsicle mold and freeze it for another day and boom you’ve made your own popsicles!
The simple steps in making homemade popsicles are as follows.
- First, blend the popsicle ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth.
- Next, pour into your favorite popsicle molds and freeze!
You’ll want to make sure to have a creamy base in there for smoothness, and so that your popsicle doesn’t turn out icy. I love using yogurt, kefir or coconut milk, or coconut cream for a creamy texture.
The fruit flavors can be totally up to your preference – use your favorite fruits!
If you add any unrefined natural sweetener in to add more sweetness, like honey or maple syrup, you would simply blend that in with the fruit and creamy liquid as well.
We’re letting the natural fruit flavor shine in these fresh fruit popsicles, and I’d definitely recommend that and not adding much sugar into it.
What are the best popsicle molds?
Chances are you might already have popsicle molds around. They are often available at the grocery stores which makes them super accessible (which is where I bought my favorite popsicle mold).
If you don’t already have some, here are a few great options to check out.
Push pop popsicle molds
- Silicone push pop popsicle molds – if you love a popsicle shape that’s reminiscent of push pops, check these out!
Traditional popsicle molds
- Silicone popsicle mold – a more traditional look for popsicles – easy release with silicone!
Baby teether popsicle molds
- Teether popsicle molds – perfect for babies and easy to hold!
- Multicolor popsicle sticks – add a pop of color to your popsicles with these colorful wood sticks!
How to get stuck popsicles out of popsicle molds
Once your popsicle is frozen and ready to be enjoyed, the real final step is to get it out of the mold!
Have you ever had trouble getting popsicles out? I sure have. Here’s my trick:
- Bring the popsicles out of the freezer to room temperature.
- Place the popsicle base (not the handle) under warm water until the popsicle releases.
- Try and twist the popsicle as water runs over the base and then it eventually comes out!
Of course, if you use hot water it will release faster, but the popsicle will melt slightly, so cool or warm water is best.
Substitutions for this mango popsicles recipe
Below you’ll find a list of substitutions that will work well in this refreshing mango popsicles recipe.
If you try something different out, please leave a comment below letting us all know how it turned out!
Frozen mango – Our main ingredient and the best part of this recipe, can be substituted with fresh sweet mango. Another option would be to use mango puree.
Orange juice – Some substitutions include mango juice for extra mango flavor, coconut water, cherry juice for a cherry mango popsicles recipe, and lime juice or lemon juice to add some extra tartness to these mango ice pops.
Kefir – Greek yogurt, coconut milk, and coconut cream will give you a creamy popsicle, but you can also use almond milk or your go-to milk option.
More delicious popsicles
Looking for a non-fruit popsicle recipe? Try my probiotic prune and almond butter popsicles!
Easy 3 Ingredient Mango Popsicles Recipe
- 1 cup whole milk plain kefir
- 1 cup frozen mango (or fresh)
- ½ cup orange juice (freshly squeezed, or not)
- In a blender add the kefir, mangos and orange juice and blend until smooth.
- Pour into popsicles molds and place in the freezer until frozen solid. ENJOY!
Did you make this mango popsicles recipe? I’d love for you to leave a recipe rating + comment below letting me know how it went!
Originally published May 2020. Updated July 2022.