Five-Ingredient Fridays: Tropical Ice Pops

One of my fondest memories from childhood is eating popsicles in the summer. I remember scavenging my house for quarters just so that i could buy twin pops at summer school. Those popsicles were colorful, sugary, and sticky–a perfect afternoon treat for the six-year-old me. Twin pops were the best because I would break off half of my popsicle and exchange them with my friends. Ah, childhood bliss!

My taste in food may have changed significantly over the years, but I still crave frozen treats every so often.

Tropical Ice Pops | Healthy Nibbles and Bits

I created this tropical ice pops for Fiterazzi. These treats are easy to make and contain significantly less sugar than many store-bought ice pops!

Tropical Ice Pops
 
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These 5-ingredient ice pops are easy to make and healthier than store-bought versions!
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Recipe type: dessert, snack
Cuisine: vegan, gluten-free
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 cup mango, fresh or frozen
  • 3/4 cup pineapple, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut beverage, divided (unsweetened coconut milk that comes in a carton)
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 TBS maple syrup, divided (add more if necessary)
  • 6 popsicle moulds
  • 6 popsicle sticks
Instructions
  1. Purée the mango, pineapple, 3/4 cup coconut beverage and 1 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup in a blender.
  2. Pour equal amounts of the mixture into each mould.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the coconut milk, 1/4 cup of coconut beverage, and 2-3 TBS of maple syrup (adjust the sweetness to your taste).
  4. Pour equal amounts of the coconut mixture on top of the fruit purée.
  5. Insert a popsicle stick into each of the moulds, leaving about a quarter of the stick above the mould.
  6. Freeze the popsicles for about 2 to 3 hours.
  7. To remove the ice pops from the moulds, run them under warm to hot water for about 5 to 10 seconds before pulling them out.
Notes
1. Adapted from SkinnyTaste.
2. If you can't find coconut beverage, feel free to use almond, soy, or low-fat milk.

Tropical Ice Pops | Healthy Nibbles and Bits

 

Tropical Ice Pops | Healthy Nibbles and Bits

Enjoy!

Q: What is your favorite type of ice pop?

Comments

  1. rika@vm says

    My my, these mango & pineapple coconut pops look gorgeous! I want those Hello Kitty moulds to make some – actually I’m very inspired to get a variety of moulds to make this!

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