We just made our first popsicles of the season. I know it’s not summer yet, and we truthfully haven’t been having the best of weather, but it was time. And boy, were they enjoyed! Elena and her cousins (and myself) loved these creamy, mild popsicles sweetened entirely with fruit and blended with coconut milk. Yum!
Making your own popsicles is the best. It’s generally very inexpensive and easy to do too. Some of those “all fruit” popsicles are just plain expensive. If you have some leftover smoothie, it makes the perfect popsicle too. So a lot of our popsicles during the summer are simply leftover smoothie!
This time, I used one of our favorite smoothie combo’s, mango, banana and coconut milk. That’s all, if you don’t count the water. Just three ingredients. That’s what I call simple.
And I loved using my new stainless steel popsicle mold I received!
I made these using the absolutely wonderful popsicle molds from The Tickle Trunk, who kindly sent me a sample set to try out. They are 18/8 stainless steel (both lids and molds) and beautiful. And look at the great stand they sit in! They are super easy to use too. For all of those plasticaphobes out there, like me, this is a great, high quality alternative.
But, no matter what you freeze these in, they are tasty!
- About 1 1/2 cups of cubed mango, fresh or frozen
1 large banana
1/2 cup of full fat, unsweetened coconut milk
1/2 cup of water, plus more if needed or desired.
Place all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Scrape down the sides as needed and add water to thin down as desired. How many popsicles this makes will depend on what mold you use. This made 6 using The Tickle Trunk’s mold, double if needed. (It made 1 1/2 cups of liquid).