Mango Ice Pops

Test Kitchen-Approved

Author Notes: These ice pops use the same base as the mango sherbet I posted previously. I wanted to try two different freezing methods for the same base. I actually think these ice pops have a slightly smoother, creamer texture than the sherbet. Cristina Sciarra

Food52 Review: These mango ice pops were a hit! They are the perfect balance of fruit with just the right amount of creaminess to make them a great dessert all summer long. Refreshing but satisfying. I suggest using a very ripe mango so that all the good juice stored around the fibrous pit gets incorporated into your ice pops. meganvt01

Makes: 9 ice pops


  • 1 mango
  • the juice of 1/2 a lime
  • a pinch of sea salt
  • 1/3 cup agave nectar
  • 1.5 cups cold, whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
In This Recipe


  1. Peel the mango. Then, using a knife, peel the flesh (and falling juice) directly into a blender or food processor. Juice the 1/2 lime, and add it to the blender, along with the sea salt. Turn the blender to stir, and mix until the mango is nearly pureed.
  2. Open the top of the blender as the mango is being pureed; pour in the agave. (I used 1/3 cup because my mango was not overly ripe or sweet. The resulting sherbert was not overly sweet. Feel free to adjust deepening on your mango/preferences.)
  3. With the blades still whirring, pour in the milk, and then the cream. Let the blender go just long enough for everything to mix together.
  4. Pour the mango base into a ice pop mold. Move them to the freezer, and allow them to hang out in there for a good couple of hours, until they are completely frozen.

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2 Reviews

meganvt01 May 11, 2012
My 2 yr old son saw your beautiful picture as I was scrolling through the entries for this and he was soooo excited about the popsicle. This looks great and we will be giving it a try this weekend, thanks!!
Author Comment
Cristina S. May 12, 2012
Thanks, meganvt01! I hope you both enjoy them :)