These mango popsicles are easy to make with only three ingredients and ten minutes prep time!
- 2 1/2 cups ripe mango, packed (from about 2 large mangoes)
- 1/3 – 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
- Peel and cut the mango into chunks. Measure out 2 1/2 cups, being sure to pack down the mango chunks gently into the measuring cup for a more accurate measurement. Place the mango into a tall-sided container, like a 4 cup glass measuring cup. (If you don’t have an immersion blender, place the mango in the bowl of a food processor or blender.)
- Taste a small piece of the mango and take note of how sweet or tart it is. If it’s very sweet and ripe, add only 1/3 cup granulated sugar in with the mango. If the mango is not very sweet or even slightly under-ripe, I suggest adding the full 1/2 cup of sugar (see note for more tips on how much sugar to add).
- Add in the lemon or lime juice with the mango and sugar. Using short pulses, blend the mango mixture with an immersion blender (or food processor/blender), making sure to move the blender around the container to blend evenly. You can either leave the mixture slightly chunky (my preference), or blend it completely smooth.
- Stir the mixture with a spoon to make sure there are no large chunks remaining, blending again briefly if necessary. Taste the mixture to make sure the sugar has completely dissolved and for sweetness. If desired, stir in more sugar and/or lime or lemon juice. Stir well to dissolve the added sugar.
- Pour the popsicle mixture into molds, leaving about a 1/2 inch gap at the top of the mold to allow for expansion of the mixture as it freezes. Add popsicle sticks to the molds and freeze until solid, a minimum of about 4 hours.
Regarding how much sugar to add: The amount of sugar suggested here is a guideline only, as there is no “correct” amount of sugar to add. What will taste good to you is dependent not only on the ripeness of your mango, but also your personal tastes. You can even add less than what is called for in the recipe if you want a less sweet, more “natural” tasting popsicle. If you aren’t sure how much sugar to add, start with the lesser amount of sugar. You can always stir in a bit more after the mango is blended if needed.
This recipe will yield about 5 – 6 popsicles, depending on the size of your popsicle molds (about 2 cups total volume before freezing).
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