Mango Orange Popsicles with Coconut Water

Mango Orange Popsicles with Coconut Water
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The weather is starting to warm up here, something I’ve always loved about our summers… sunshine, cool breezes, and laying out by the pool. Ok, I don’t have a pool (if only, if only). But we do have plenty of lakes here!

The only downside to our warm summers is the humidity that sometimes comes along with it. When temperatures start to get above 90 degrees F here, the air starts to get a little stuffy and the sun beats down pretty hard. When that happens, I call it a great excuse to make some frozen treats!

mango orange popsicles

I’ve been a little obsessed with making popsicles lately and trying to come up with fun flavor combinations. While I haven’t quite gone out-of-the-box yet with ideas, I have always wanted to popsicles made with coconut water.

Coconut water is a great alternative to milk, cream, or fruit juices for a popsicle mixture base. It’s a full of electrolytes and potassium, and is a pretty refreshing drink on it’s own. But I added it to a few other things to make these mango orange popsicles. And I find it to be the perfect summer flavor combination.

mango orange popsicles

A Few Tips:

  • 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.

Popsicles Molds:

    • So far, I’m really digging this Norpro Popsicle Maker. I’ve made quite a few recipes with it, including my strawberry coconut swirl popsicles, and they come out great every time. One thing I like about it is that it has a plastic top instead of a metal one, which means it doesn’t really stick to the metal edges around the top of the mold… just slightly to the popsicles itself, making it easy to release with a little warm water and a gentle pull. This recipe makes about 6 popsicles in this mold, but I doubled it to take these photos. Because the more the merrier, right? Just say yes.

 

mango orange popsicles

These popsicles are a simple yet refreshing summer treat to bring with you to your next summer pool party. So go get yourself a popsicle mold, make some delicious frozen treats, and stay cool!

 

Mango Orange Popsicles with Coconut Water

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 6 hours

Author: Zest and Lemons

Yield: 6 popsicles

Mango Orange Popsicles with Coconut Water

Easy 3 ingredient popsicles made with mango, orange juice, and coconut water. Fresh, fruity, and the perfect frozen treat to make for your next summer party!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 2 cups frozen mango chunks
  • 1/4-1/2 cup orange juice (fresh squeezed or store-bought, see notes below)
  • 1 tsp honey or more to taste, if needed

Instructions

  1. Place the coconut water, frozen mango, and 1/4 cup orange juice in a blender and blend until smooth. You may need to use your blender tamper to move the mixture around if too thick. Add additional orange juice and honey to taste, if needed, depending on the sweetness of mango and type of orange juice you use.
  2. Spoon the mixture into popsicle molds, then tap the mold on the table a few times to release any air bubbles. Freeze for 1-2 hours before inserting your popsicle sticks, then place back into freezer for an additional 4-6 hours or overnight.
  3. To remove, run the molds under a little warm water for an easier release.

Notes

- 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.

- Please note that I doubled the recipe to take these photos. This recipe makes about 6 popsicles in the mold that I used.

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Easy Mango Orange Popsicles!

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