These easy Mango Popsicles are a favorite summertime treat. Packed with just the right balance of sweetness and tanginess, the fresh mango flavor is out of this world! Great for 9+ months.
Medically reviewed and cowritten by Jamie Johnson, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), and Lauren Braaten, Pediatric Occupational Therapist (OT).
Healthy Mango Popsicles
Anytime I’ve got a cranky kiddo in the house (or a cranky husband, for that matter), I break out some of these easy mango popsicles to share.
Because really, they could be called sunshine popsicles on account of how they seem to automatically brighten your day.
I mean, have you ever seen anyone frown while eating a popsicle?
The answer is no.
I’m convinced that these healthy mango popsicles are an instant mood booster due to their hefty dose of vitamin C, as well as their lovely sunset orange hue. It also probably doesn’t hurt that they’re a refreshing and delicious way to keep you hydrated during hot weather.
If you are looking for more easy and healthy frozen desserts for your little one, then be sure to check out these delicious Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles, Healthy Green Smoothie Popsicles, these reader-favorite Homemade Yogurt Tubes, or these hidden-veggie filled Healthy Popsicles for Toddlers. You can also find more recipes and information in my best-selling cookbook Little Foodies: Recipes for Babies and Toddlers with Taste.
Mango Popsicle Video
Watch this video to see just how easy these Mango Popsicles are to make!
Reasons to Love Mango Popsicles
- Incredibly easy to prepare
- Makes for a refreshing treat on a hot day
- Naturally sweetened for a healthier treat
- Easy to eat and can be enjoyed on-the-go
- Quick source of hydration and nutrients for kids who don’t drink enough water
- Great recipe for kids to help with in the kitchen
- Can easily be made dairy free
Make sure to read the recipe card below for full ingredients and instructions!
- Mango: fresh or thawed from frozen
- Maple Syrup: for this recipe, we will use honey (for babies over 1), but you can also use maple syrup, agave nectar, or simple syrup.
- Yogurt: plain whole milk yogurt, regular or plant-based alternative
- Lime: you’ll need 1/2 lime, juiced
Health Benefits of Mango Popsicles: These popsicles are not only popping with flavor, but nutritious benefits, too! They are full of vitamins A and C, calcium, protein, and healthy fats- all things kids need for healthy growth and development!
- Place all of the ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth.
- Pour the mixture into your popsicle molds and place in the freezer.
- Freeze for at least 5 hours, but preferably overnight.
- Pop the popsicles out of the molds and enjoy!
You can make these easy popsicles as-is or you can add in one or two extra ingredients. Here are a couple of our favorite additions:
- chopped strawberries
- mini chocolate chips
- crushed graham crackers
- slices or chopped pieces of mango
- blended with a few teaspoons of flax seeds or hemp seeds
- blend with a handful of spinach
Cooking with Kids
Kids love getting involved in the kitchen and making popsicles is always an especially fun recipe for them to help prepare.
- Toddlers can help measure and pour the ingredients into the blender.
- They can help put the lid on the blender and push start. Note: make sure to talk about not touching the blender blade while making something in the blender, as it can be sharp.
- Once blended, toddlers can help pour the popsicle mixture into the popsicle molds. You may want to pour the popsicle mixture into a smaller measuring cup with pour lip to make it easier on them.
- With help, they can place the popsicle molds into the freezer. My kids always spill the tray at this point, so just give them an extra hand.
- You can pretty much let older kids make this recipe by themselves.
- They can pick out and measure all of the ingredients. Note: make sure to talk about not touching the blender blade while making something in the blender, as it can be sharp.
- Kids can pour the popsicle mixture into the molds and place the popsicles into the freezer.
How to Store
After removing the popsicles from the popsicle molds, store these mango popsicles in a freezer-safe bag for up to 1 month in the freezer.
Best Popsicle Molds
If you’re looking for fun and colorful popsicles molds, check out my guide to 6 of the best kid-friendly popsicle molds. There are options for every age – babies, toddlers, and big kids (including adults).
- Popsicles can help soothe sore throats or provide relief from teething pain (just make sure your little one is over 1 year of age if you’re making them with honey).
- For the best texture – use a high-powered blender and puree until super smooth.
- If your popsicles seem to be sticking in the mold, running the base under warm water for about 30 seconds will help release a popsicle easily.
- After removing your popsicles from the molds, place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and put them back in the freezer for about 20 minutes. Then remove the tray and place your popsicles in a freezer-safe bag or container. This second freezing helps popsicles hold their shape a little better so they won’t melt as quickly when eating them.
- You can use fresh or frozen mango for these, but using slightly thawed frozen mango makes things even easier – no cutting up mangoes!
- 3 cups mango chunks, fresh or thawed from frozen
- 1/3 cup plain whole milk yogurt, regular or plant-based
- 3 tbsp maple syrup, honey (for babies over 1), agave nectar or simple syrup
- 1/2 lime, juiced
Yield: this recipe makes roughly 2 1/2 cups of popsicle mixture. You may need to increase/decrease that amount based on your popsicle mold size. If you have any leftovers, feel free to serve it as a smoothie or smoothie bowl to your kiddos (or yourself).
Notes on Yogurt: you can use plain, vanilla, honey (for babies over 1), or whichever other flavor sounds good or you have on hand. I recommend using whole milk yogurt to help boost the flavor and thickness. You can also use any plant-based yogurt you prefer as well – oat, cashew, almond, soy, etc.
Yogurt Swirl: I added a few spoonfuls of yogurt that was mixed with a little maple syrup, to the middle of a few of these mango popsicles. I did not freeze in between layers, I just poured the mango popsicle 1/3 the way up the mold, then added in a few spoonfuls of yogurt before filling the popsicle mold up with more mango puree.
Sweetness: Depending on the sweetness of your fruit and your sweetness preference, I recommend tasting the popsicle base before pouring it into the molds, as you may need a little more maple syrup.