Most of you may be familiar with the concept of smoothie popsicles. As we get closer to the magical summer season, I find myself craving ice cream more and more, so this is the perfect solution.
It is healthy and easy to make and allows for several servings throughout the day.
I also want my little one to enjoy all the ice cream he likes, and of course, smoothie popsicles are a great way to ensure he gets a healthy snack.
When making smoothie popsicles, texture, flavor, and sweetness must be considered. You want a creamy and soft result. Freezing ingredients tend to reduce their sweetness, so you may need to add extra sweetener.
To get the best texture, use fruits low in water (e.g., banana, mango, avocado) and a liquid high in fat (e.g., coconut milk, full-fat yogurt).
These popsicles turned out great! After releasing them from the mold, wait a few minutes, and then you can bite into a semi-soft, creamy treat.
If you’d like more sweetness, you can add more honey.
If your mango is less ripe and sweet, this is also an excellent time to add more honey.
For baby-friendly popsicles, avoid dairy (if your baby is under one year) and honey, and opt for coconut milk instead, omitting the sweetener.
Tropical Smoothie Popsicles w. Mango & Passion Fruit
- 1 mango very ripe
- 2 passion fruits
- 150 g yoghurt or creme fraiche (preferable min 3% fat)
- 2 dollops honey
- Peel the mango and cut of the flesh. Cut the passions fruits in half, and scrape out the seeds and juice. Add both and the remaining ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Pour the smoothie into popsicle molds, add a popsicle stick in each and freeze for 3-4 hours.