These delicious passion fruit mango popsicles are the perfect summer treat for both adults and kids. And these ice pops are healthy, vegan friendly, and contain no added sugar! Not to mention, ice pops are super easy to make right in your kitchen! I love these homemade passion fruit mango popsicles because they are super refreshing, a little sweet, a hint of tart, and with a crunch from passion fruit seeds, and full of sweet fruit aroma.
Unlike store-bought popsicles which are often filled with sugar, artificial flavoring, thickener, and stabilizers, homemade fruit popsicles are much healthier. You get to control how much sugar to add, no weird chemicals or artificial ingredients. Homemade ice pops are truly a healthy summer treat and dessert that you can feel good about eating.
Why You Will Love this fruit popsicles Recipe
Here are a few reasons why I love this passion fruit mango ice pops:
- Healthy treat: These popsicles are made with real fruit and naturally sweetened. No thickener, stabilizer, or flavoring. And it is under 100 calories per popsicle!
- Easy to make: They are super quick and easy to put together to fit into your popsicle mold.
- Refreshing: These passion fruit mango popsicles are the perfect frozen treat for hot summer days.
- Simple Ingredients: This popsicle recipe uses real ingredients, and you only need four ingredients. Most likely, you already have these ingredients right in your kitchen.
What You Will Need To Make these Passion fruit Mango Popsicles
To make these passionfruit mango popsicles, you will need a high-speed blender and blend together until smooth like mango puree. While you can use regular smoothie blenders like Ninja or NutriBullet, you may not get the fine texture a high-speed blender as a Vitamix can offer.
If you don't have a blender, you can use a food processor or a handheld blender.
You will need four popsicle molds or a popsicle tray that will allow the content to freeze and turn into popsicles.
These are my favorite popsicle molds. They are an eco-friendly, plastic-free popsicle mold that is made from stainless steel.
To make these naturally sweetened passion fruit mango popsicles, you will need to use either fresh ripe Ataulfo mangoes or frozen mango chunks. I like to use fresh mangoes because I find them usually sweeter than frozen mango pieces, especially if you use Ataulfo. This is a sweeter variety of mangoes, and it is the perfect variety to make these passion fruit mango popsicles.
Here is the deal for frozen mango chunks. If you choose to use them, you will need to let them thaw first. By allowing them to thaw, it helps blend it smoothly with the other ingredients.
I used two fresh passion fruits to make these passion fruit mango popsicles.
The acidity and tangy flavors from the lemon juice will bring the passion fruit and mango flavor together perfectly.
To get all the ingredients to blend, I use a splash of water to help the blending process. You only need a little bit to get the blending going. If you are unsure how much to add, add a tablespoon at a time.
If you use perfectly ripe fresh fruits to make these passion fruit mango popsicles, you won't need to add any additional sweetener. This makes passion fruit mango popsicle the perfect summer treat and summer snack. Both perfectly ripe fresh fruit offers enough sweetness, but if you use frozen mango cubes, you may want to add a touch of sweetener. For sweeteners, I recommend using maple syrup, honey, or Medjool dates.
Passion Fruit Mango Popsicle Recipe
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Passive Time: 4 Hours
Serving Size: 4
2 Fresh Ataulfo Mangoes (~2 cups of mango)
2 Whole Fresh passion fruit
Splash of water
1/2 Small Fresh lemon Squeezed
Maple syrup or dates (optional)
- Place all ingredients with a splash of water into a high-speed blender.
- Blend until smooth like mango puree. Give it a taste and determine if you wish to add sweeteners.
- To add sweetener, add the ingredients in and blend for about 10 seconds.
- Then fold in your passion fruit with a spoon. While you can blend it in, I like the crunchy texture that passion fruit offers.
- Pour the mixture into your popsicle mold.
- Place molds in the freezer and freeze for at least 4 hours. Prefer overnight.
- To enjoy the passion fruit mango popsicles, leave them on the counter for a few minutes and then gently pull the fruit popsicle from the molds.
- If lemon is not available, you can use lime juice instead.
- If you cannot find fresh passion fruit, you can use passion fruit jam or swap it with another tropical fruit like coconut, lychee, pineapple, or dragon fruit.
- To add some creaminess, you can use full-fat milk like whole milk, oat milk, yogurt, or other nut milk.
Yield: 4 Serving size: 1 Popsicle
Amount per serving: Calories: 87 calories. Total Fat: 0.1g, Saturated Fat: 0g. Cholesterol: 0mg. Sodium: 8mg. Total Carbohydrate: 22.7g. Dietary Fiber: 2.4g. Total Sugar: 19.3g. Protein: 0.7g.
**The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice. Calculated without any added sugar. **
How To Pick The Perfect Ripe Mango
The perfectly ripe fresh mango has a fruity aroma and depends on the varieties, the skin color is another indicator of ripeness. Another way to test is to squeeze the mango gently. A ripe mango should give slightly.
How To Pick The Perfect Ripe Passion Fruit
The perfect ripe passion fruit has a nice fragrance. Wrinkled fruit is super ripe and will have a sweeter taste than smooth skin passion fruit.
Can You Use Frozen Mango Chunks?
Yes, but you will need to thaw it first so it can blend smoothly with the other ingredients.
How Long Does It Take For the Popsicle To Freeze?
It can take anywhere between 4-8 hours for the mixture to freeze solid into popsicles. This will depend on many factors like your freezer type and size.
How Long Can You Keep It In the Freezer?
You can store homemade popsicles in the freezer for 1-2 months. While they won't go bad if stored longer, they may develop frost and have an icy texture.
To store them, simply leave them in the mold. If you prefer storing the ice pops un-mold, wrap each popsicle in a wrap and then store it in a freezer bag or airtight container.
How To Make Popsicles without ice crystals?
To avoid your popsicles having an icy texture, you will need to use less water. The more water you use, the more ice crystals may form. Alternatives to water include yogurt, full-fat milk like whole milk, coconut milk, and oat milk. Instead of forming ice crystals, these full-fat milk will help to make healthy creamy popsicles.