Although summer break has come to and end for us, the need for summer foods is nowhere near over. Somehow the summer passed before I even got up a popsicle post! How did that happen?! The boys started school Wednesday and yet it is still incredibly hot, actually the hottest yet this summer.
What better way to cool off when they get home than to have a frozen yogurt popsicle. Sean and I picked up Jack and Ewan at the bus stop Wednesday afternoon. In usual first day fashion the bus was late, a little over half an hour. The kicker was that the heat index was 101 degrees! We were scorching hot, even waiting in the shade.
I decided we could all use a nice frozen treat the next day. It was time for popsicles, but not just regular popsicles. Something with a little more nutrition in them. Enter fruit and yogurt. It is such a glorious combination, both healthy and delicious.
In our family we all love mango so I chose that. It is naturally very sweet so there is no need for any added sweetener. It also purées easily. I have been known to hide mangoes from the kids, they eat it so fast and I want some too! I also paired it with mint. I just love the combination of mango and mint. It screams summer to me!
These are a breeze to make and so yummy to enjoy. The basic ratio is equal parts mango purée to yogurt. It will depend on how big your mangoes are and how big your popsicle molds are. Don’t have molds? Just use paper cups and wooden sticks. I used two mangoes and came up with extra puree. I still mixed it with an equal part yogurt and we all shared the leftover as a smoothie. Enjoy the end of your summer!
Mango Yogurt Popsicles
1 c. mango purée
1 c. plain yogurt
1-2 Tbs. mint, chopped
Stir together all the ingredients and pour into popsicle molds. Freeze until solid.
Yields 6 servings
Love this Gretchen, I just bought a Vitamix, so happy have not use it yet…just got it yesterday but today I will be making things and I can’t wait to make my smoothies and hey I can freeze some of it to make my on pops 🙂 I had a nutria bullet but I want something with more power 🙂 LOL Have a great weekend!!!
Congrats! I would love a Vitamix, just not ready to spend that much yet. This is super easy to whip up, healthy and tasty. A win all around!
Mango is my favorite fruit, so I can imagine how yummy these are!!
Thanks! Mango is the best fruit ever! Too bad I have to share it with the kids, I wish it was something they didn’t like so there were more for me!
Oh the popsicles look so lovely. The colour of the yoghurt-mango matches the orange and they’re so easy to make it’s unbelievable. We love mango too. I will try although I don’t have moulds but paper cups will do as well. Have a great weekend!
I just got the moulds this year, paper cups definitely work well too! Enjoy your weekend.
But they are not as pretty looking, sigh…!
yum! I just made mango strawberry popsicles 🙂 Got a little bit crazy and picked this up off of Amazon: http://www.zokuhome.com/pages/products-quickpop-maker
Like your simple recipe 🙂 Hope it cools down for you soon. Poor kids to be so hot in school.
I have green tempted by the little treat maker as well. Space in the kitchen is limited and it didn’t make the cut. As it is I have a couple new toys I want for the kitchen and need to work on where to out them if I get them!
Mango Is my favourite and this combo looks amazing. …yum yum…
Thanks! I just can’t get enough mango!
Mango Popsicles:-) yum yum.. Love it Popsicle mould super cute
Thank you! The moulds are definitely fun, somewhat rocket shaped which the boys love.