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!
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?!
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
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!
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
- 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 molds – 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 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!
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.
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.
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
- 1 cup whole milk plain kefir
- 1 cup frozen mango (or fresh)
- 1/2 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!
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