This recipe used up the last of the mangoes that I bought on my way down the NSW east coast. It was sad to see the last of the mangoes go, but these ice blocks celebrated the mangoey goodness thoroughly; the handful of ingredients and killer combination of fruits makes for a simple, delectable summer dessert.
Seriously, eating one of these makes you feel like you’re on some divine tropical island, lazing by the beach and being fed deliciously exotic fruits. Mango and coconut transport me to paradise.
Given that most people are probably on a health-kick at the moment, these ice blocks are perfect – they’re sweet and refreshing, but not awfully naughty or laden with hidden calories. Go on, give them a go…you know you want to make them!
Mango coconut pops:
- 300g mango flesh (approx two medium mangoes)
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 150ml coconut milk
- ½ tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp greek yoghurt
- 2 tbsp vanilla
Blend together your mango flesh and orange juice. Pour into your ice block moulds and pop into the freezer for 20 minutes without the lids on.
While the mango sections freeze, mix together your coconut milk, vanilla and greek yoghurt. Make sure that your give your coconut milk a quick stir to ensure that it hasn’t separated. Pop the coconut mixture into the fridge in the bowl you mixed it in.
After the mango mixture has been in the freezer for 20 minutes, gently spoon the coconut mixture over the top of it, making sure you fill a tiny bit below the top of the mould, then put the lids (or popsicle sticks) in place and return to the freezer for at least an 2 hours.
To remove, run the moulds under hot water for 20 seconds and gently twist the sticks to release the ice pop.
By the way, in my last mango recipe I mentioned the amazing mango glass trick that I’d picked up from the Boy. I’m going to attempt to explain it here in photos. Maybe I should do a video instead…
1. Slice the cheeks of your mango as you would normally, taking care to avoid the seed. Take one cheek in your hand and slide a thin-rimmed tumbler between the skin and the flesh.
2. Keep sliding the flesh into the glass, while pushing the skin down the outside.
3. That’s pretty much it. Marvel at how fabulous the mango trick is while you enjoy your skinless mango!
Has anyone tried the mango trick? One of my lovely Facebook followers tried it and LOVED it. Hopefully you do as well!