These easy and healthy 3 ingredient mango popsicles are made with fresh or frozen mango, Greek yogurt, and maple syrup—the perfect frozen and refreshing Summer dessert or snack.
Easy 3-ingredient mango popsicles
Summer is around the corner, and if there is one thing that I know, you can never have too many frozen treats! I love these banana popsicles, these refreshing lemonade popsicles, these chocolate-covered pineapple rings, and this homemade peach & blueberry sorbet. It’s so hard to pick a favorite. You need to add these 3-ingredient mango popsicles to your Summer menu.
In fact, my favorite part about these healthy popsicles is that they call for three simple ingredients: mango, Greek yogurt, and maple syrup. These homemade mango pops have no random preservatives, refined sugars, or gums. Your kids will love them, and they are good for you!
This mango popsicle recipe is healthy, low in calories, and has protein since we use Greek yogurt as the base. You can even make them vegan by using dairy-free yogurt.
Best of all, these homemade popsicles are so easy to make. They take less than 10 minutes to prepare, so no fancy cooking skills are required! I cannot wait to hear your thoughts about this healthy popsicle recipe.
Why you’ll love this healthy recipe:
- Mango popsicles are made with three ingredients.
- Made with vanilla Greek yogurt or skyr.
- They are sweet, creamy, and refreshing.
- Healthy frozen dessert and snack.
- No refined sugars!
- 45 calories per popsicle.
- Sweetened with maple syrup.
- No granulated white sugar in these popsicles.
- Gluten-free and healthy.
- Easily make them vegan.
- Option to add frozen cherries to flavor the mango popsicles.
- Try these refreshing banana popsicles and lemonade popsicles next!
The taste & texture:
These yogurt-based mango popsicles are flavorful, sweet, and taste like fresh mango. The primary flavor comes from mango. They do not taste like Greek yogurt.
Once frozen, these mango popsicles are creamy and smooth. They are not icy.
Ingredients needed & substitutions
Mango popsicles call for three simple and healthy ingredients. You need frozen or fresh mango, yogurt, and maple syrup. You probably have everything in your kitchen already. Here is a list of everything you need so you are prepared:
- Mango: Both frozen and fresh mango will work perfectly for these popsicles.
- Vanilla Yogurt or Skyr: This adds flavor and protein, making these mango popsicles so creamy. You can use dairy-free yogurt or plain yogurt too.
- Maple Syrup: This adds natural sweetness. There is NO refined sugar in these mango popsicles.
Kitchen tools required
Here is a list of kitchen utensils for making healthy mango popsicles.
- Popsicle Mold
- High-Speed Blender
- Measuring Tools: 1/2 teaspoon, 1 Tablespoon, 1/4 cup, 1/3 cup, 1/2 cup, and 1 cup.
How to make homemade mango popsicles
Mango popsicles are so easy to make in a few simple steps. They are rich, creamy, refreshing, refined-sugar-free, and perfect for Summer. Here are detailed step-by-step instructions with pictures for visual reference so any level baker can make them. The full recipe and ingredient measurements are in the recipe card’s bottom of this page.
First, add all three ingredients to a high-speed blender: mango, yogurt, and maple syrup. Feel free to add 1/3 cup of frozen (pitted) cherries if you want to make cherry mango popsicles.
Next, evenly pour into popsicle molds and then tap the filled popsicle molds on a kitchen counter to release any air pockets. Then, add the popsicle sticks. This recipe makes about 12 mini popsicles or 9 regular-sized ones.
After that, freeze the mango popsicles overnight or for at least 5 hours. Enjoy!
Mango popsicles recipe tips
- Blend your ingredients well. Ensure the mangos are fully blended and the popsicle mixture is smooth. No one wants chunky popsicles.
- Let them freeze for at least 5 hours. For best results, let the popsicles freeze overnight.
- Flavor your mango popsicles. Feel free to add 1/3 cup of frozen dark cherries or 1 teaspoon of lime zest to the blender. To make these popsicles extra fun, you can add fresh pitted cherries or fresh berries to the molds before freezing.
- Use any kind of popsicle mold. I love this mini popsicle mold, but you can use any shape or size. If you use a bigger regular-sized mold, give the popsicles extra time to freeze.
- Make them vegan. Make these mango popsicles vegan by substituting the yogurt with dairy-free yogurt.
- Make them ahead of time. You can make these up to 2 months in advance, store them in the freezer, and have them on hand for the Summer.
How to make mango popsicles vegan:
It’s easy to make these mango popsicles vegan by substituting Greek yogurt with dairy-free yogurt; make sure to follow the exact instructions in the recipe card below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use plain Greek yogurt?
Yes, I like vanilla Greek yogurt because it helps flavor the mango popsicles; however, you can also use plain Greek yogurt or mango flavor yogurt. If you use plain Greek yogurt, add 1 tsp of vanilla extract and a tablespoon of maple syrup. You can always taste the popsicle batter before you freeze it.
Can I make them vegan?
You can easily make these mango popsicles vegan by substituting the skyr or yogurt with dairy-free yogurt. Make sure to follow the exact instructions in the recipe card below.
Are popsicles gluten-free?
Yes, most popsicles are gluten-free! This recipe is 100% gluten-free.
Are these mango popsicles healthy?
Yes, these mango popsicles are healthy for many reasons; here are a few: (1) they are refined sugar-free since we sweeten them naturally with maple syrup, (2) they only call for three basic ingredients, (3) there are no preservatives, gums, or “natural flavors,” (4) they are made with Greek yogurt and fresh mango, (5) they have 2 grams of protein per popsicle, and (6) they are low-calorie and guilt-free.
Can I add cherries to the popsicles?
Feel free to make mango cherry popsicles by adding 1/3 cup of pitted frozen dark (sweet) cherries to the blender. You can also add some cherry chunks to the popsicle molds before freezing.
What can I substitute maple syrup with?
You can easily substitute the maple syrup with honey, agave sweeteners, date syrup, or sugar-free maple syrup.
Can I make them sugar-free?
You can make these mango popsicles refined sugar-free by omitting the maple syrup. Mango is sweet already, so some people don’t need or want maple syrup. I recommend tasting the batter before freezing to determine if you want it sweeter.
How many calories per mango popsicle?
There are 45 calories per popsicle.
What is the best way to get popsicles out of a mold?
There are two easy ways to quickly get homemade popsicles out of their mold: (1) let them sit at room temperature for 5 minutes, or (2) run the bottoms under lukewarm water for 30 seconds.
How long do popsicles take to freeze?
It depends on the size of your popsicle mold. However, homemade popsicles take about 4 to 5 hours to freeze completely. I recommend freezing them overnight for the best results.
How to store them:
You can store these popsicles in the freezer for up to 2 months. Either keep them in the mold or store them in airtight baggies.
If you love this recipe, try these next!
- Lemonade Popsicles
- Blueberry Peach Sorbet
- Chocolate Covered Pineapple
- Banana Popsicles
- Mango Pineapple Smoothie
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- 3 cups mango chunks, fresh or frozen (thaw first if using frozen)
- 1 ⅓ cup vanilla yogurt or skyr
- 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey, (or to taste)
- Blend: Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender: mango, yogurt, and maple syrup.
- Pour: Evenly pour into popsicle molds and tap the filled popsicle molds on a kitchen counter to release any air pockets. Then, add the popsicle sticks. This recipe makes about 12 mini popsicles or 9 regular-sized ones.
- Freeze: Freeze the mango popsicles overnight or for at least 5 hours.
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