Summer days spent in the sunshine are made so much better when popsicles are involved – especially those homemade ones that bring back a sense of nostalgia. These homemade popsicles are super easy to make and are great to enjoy when lounging by the pool on a hot summer’s day.
1 1/2 cup diced mango (fresh or frozen)
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup carrot juice
Puree all ingredients in a blender until completely smooth. Pour into your favorite popsicle mold and freeze 3-4 hours, or until completely firm.
A few tips before you go!
- This mixture is very thick when blending… especially before adding the orange juice. If you are having trouble blending it, try setting your blender to a lower speed and make sure to move the mixture around with your blender tamper.
- After spooning the mixture into your popsicle molds, tap the mold a few times on your table so that everything is evenly distributed and it releases as many air bubbles as possible. This ensures a nice smooth texture.
- Now, this is an important one. The flavor and color of your popsicles may vary depending on the sweetness of your mangos and if you use fresh-squeezed or store-bought orange juice. If your mangos are on the sweeter side, fresh-squeezed orange juice might work better. I always find that fresh is best, but this recipe totally works with store-bought orange juice too. If you find your mango is a little bitter and the mixture is lacking sweetness after being blended, try adding 1 tsp of honey or more to taste.