Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Frozen Mango Popsicles 芒果冰棒

Living in a country where we get summer all year round, it is no wonder that cold drinks, ice creams, ice desserts sell like hot cakes among the locals. Instead of letting Ethan takes those of-the-shelve ice creams which are overly sweet and full of preservatives, I decided to make these mango popsicles one night and they turned out pretty well!

Homemade Mango Popsicle

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Waiting time (freezing): 4 hours
Serving: 6-8 popsicles

2 cups mango cut into 1" cube size (1 large size mango)
Some mango or strawberries cut into small chunks
2 cups plain yogurt
1/4 cup white sugar (this is optional, I didn't use any sugar as I like my Popsicle as natural as possible :)

Equipment Needed:
1. Blender
2. 6-8 Popsicle sticks / kid size plastic spoons (as seen here)
3. 6-8 popsicle holders / paper cup (used for baking cupcakes)

Step-By-Step Guides
1. Using a blender, blends the cut mangos, sugar and yogurt into puree - I make it slightly chunky but you can make it watery smooth too according to your preference.
2. Add the mango / strawberries chunks, mix evenly.
3. Pour the puree into a paper cup or popsicle holder until about 3/4 full. Poke in a popsicle stick.
4. Put the popsicles in a big container and freeze for at least 4 hours before serving.

The frozen Popsicles can store up to a month.

Useful Tips!
1. To remove the paper cup/ Popsicle holder easily, run the Popsicle under running water for a few seconds.
2. Put the popsicles in a container to avoid cross contamination with other meats / fish.
3. Replace or mix mango with other fruits, such as strawberries, blueberries.. I have yet to try out dragon fruits but I would think it is suitable too.

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