My kids love popsicles, ice cream, donuts all the sweet stuff. But especially the sensation of ice-cold popsicles is magical to my boys. My youngest often scoops out ice cubes from my drink and eat it. Brain freeze!
Instead of feeding my boys with ice cubes, why not make healthy, fresh and fruity popsicles without the added refined sugars and dairy? I always have frozen fruits and vegetables in the freezer. Think of mangoes, all kinds of berries (cheaper than fresh ones!) bananas (excellent for nice creams = banana icecream) and lately I’m using cauliflowers in my smoothies to get that extra vitamin hit plus it makes it all creamier.
As always for my recipes swap the ingredients with what you have in the pantry or fridge. Replace the mango for pineapple or blueberries. Experiment with sweetness, I tend to go for less sweet. The taste is perfectly balanced and you should definitely give it a try!
Mango Coconut Chia Popsicles
Recipe Type: SweetsPrep time: Total time: Serves: 8
- 2 ripe mangos, cut in cubes
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1-2 tbsp raw honey/maple syrup (optional)
- Mix 1/2 cup coconut milk and chia seeds in a mixing bowl until well combined and set aside. It will turn into a gel-like consistency, just like pudding.
- Blend mangos and the remaining 1/2 cup coconut milk in a blender until smooth and set aside.
- Transfer 2 tbsp of the coconut and chia mixture into each popsicle molds, this is the first layer.
- The second layer is the mango mixture, as shown in the image.
- The last layer is another coconut chia mixture.
- Freeze the popsicles for at least 6 hours.
- Take the popsicles out of the freezer a few minutes before consuming it to defrost.