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Orange Mango Kefir Popsicles

by Heather

Summer is coming and my healthy orange mango kefir popsicles are the perfect fruit sweetened treat to cool you down! Have extra kefir around and you aren’t sure what to do with it? Add the probiotic goodness of kefir into your tropical popsicle treats! Kids love these creamy popsicles. And, not so secretly, so do I!

orange mango kefir popsicles

Our spring weather here in Washington has been all over the place. We had a couple weeks of summer like days – we ran through the sprinklers, went swimming in our neighbors pool and spent a ton of time outside. Now it’s raining and we’re back to normal Washington spring weather. That preview of sunshine reminded me that summer was coming and that popsicles are a good thing to keep stocked in my freezer again!

What better was to cool off than with refreshing, fruit sweetened orange mango kefir popsicles?!

easy kid friendly orange mango kefir popsicles

3 ingredient healthy homemade orange mango kefir popsicles

Just 3 simple ingredients are all you need for these tasty, tropical treats.

  • Orange juice
  • Frozen mango
  • Kefir
ingredients in orange mango kefir popsicles

Orange mango kefir 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!

orange mango kefir popsicles

What are the best popsicle molds?

Chances are you might already have popsicle molds around. They are often available at the grocery store which makes them super accessable. If you don’t already have some, here are a couple great options to check out.

Push pop popsicle molds

Traditional popsicle molds

Baby teether popsicle molds

Popsicle sticks

How to make orange mango kefir popsicles

How to make orange mango kefir popsicles popsicles

Smoothies and popsicles go hand in hand. A popsicle filling is very much like a smoothie that you freeze. Which is pretty handy if you have extra smoothie around. You can simply pop the extra smoothie into a popsicle mold and freeze it for another day!

ingredients in orange mango kefir popsicles

The simple steps in making homemade popsicles are as follows.

  • First, blend the popsicles ingredients in a blender 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 you popsicle doesn’t turn out icy. I love using yogurt, kefir or coconut milk/cream for the creaminess factor.

The fruit flavors can be totally up to your preference. If you add any unrefined natural sweetener in to add more sweetness, like honey, you would simple blend that in with the fruit and creamy liquid as well.

orange mango kefir popsicles

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 a popsicles out? I sure have. Here’s my trick:

Simple place the popsicle base (not the handle) under cool running water until the popsicle releases. I will 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.

orange mango kefir popsicle recipe

More healthy popsicle recipes

Looking for a non-fruit popsicle recipe? Try my probiotic prune and almond butter popsicles!

Orange Mango Kefir Popsicle Recipe

Ready to make some orange mango kefir popsicles?? Orange and mango are the perfect pairing of flavors. The orange helps the tropical mango flavor to pop. Orange and kefir together remind me of orange creamsicles from my childhood. There’s so much good stuff going on in these fruit sweeted popsicles, you’ll want to keep them around all the time!

orange mango kefir popsicles with fruit orange juice

Orange Mango Kefir Popsicles

Summer is coming and my healthy orange mango kefir popsicles are the perfect fruit sweetened treat to cool you down! Have extra kefir around and you aren't sure what to do with it? Add the probiotic goodness of kefir into your tropical popsicle treats! Kids love these creamy popsicles. And, not so secretly, so do I!
Prep Time5 mins
Freeze Time2 hrs
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fruit sweetened, healthy dessert, kefir, naturally sweet, popsicle
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Heather

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole milk plain kefir
  • 1 cup frozen mango (or fresh)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice (freshly squeezed, or not)

Instructions

  • 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!

Notes

If you use wood popsicles molds and want more stability as to where you popsicle stick stays, partially freeze the popsicle mixture in the molds for 10-20 minutes, then add the popsicle stick.  It will stay in place much easier that way.
Depending on the size of the popsicle molds you use, and if you use already frozen mango, the freeze time can vary.

Did you make this recipe? Be sure to tag me @fitmamarealfood and use the hashtag #fitmamarealfood on Instagram so I can see what you’re making!

easy homemade healthy orange mango kefir popsicles

Did you make this recipe? I’d love for you to leave a recipe rating + comment below letting me know how it went!

XO

Heather

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