Today I am sharing my first ice cream popsicles recipe on the blog, a creamy Mango Coconut Popsicles recipe. I still can not believe that there is more than 250 recipes on this blog but still no popsicles recipe. I really wanted to make some sugar free ice cream for a long time but I never found the right popsicle mold. They were always too big for my kid hands or simply too expensive. But yesterday I found the perfect popsicles mold from Kmart. The size was just perfect and it cost only $2 ! So I decided to bought this mold and to develop a recipe with my girl today. We always spend our Friday together and she really enjoy helping/assisting me in everything I am doing.
This recipe is very simple to make and it is using only 4 ingredients. All you need for this recipe are : a can of coconut cream, one fresh mango, one banana and some dessicated coconut. It is very optional but you can enhance the sweetness of the ice cream with a teaspoon of Naturals Stevia powder or maple syrup if preferred.
I did two batches of ice cream one for me using 1 teaspoon of Naturals Stevia powder as it does not impact my blood sugar level at all and consequently Naturals Stevia is the safest sweetener for diabetic. It also don’t add any calorie to the recipe which is great for people looking for a lowest calorie ice cream. For my little girl I added 1 teaspoon of maple syrup. Both results taste very similar to me so it is really up to you to choose the sweetener you prefer or it depends of your diet restriction.
There is few tricks I will recommend to easily unmold your ice pops and make them look as perfect.
Grease the mold with a bit of coconut oil before pouring the ice cream inside them. It will help un molding the popsicles.
Froze them for 3-4 hours and then quickly dip the mold into a bowl of hot water (only few seconds). The hot water will also help to un mold the popsicles while keeping there lovely shape.
After you unmold the ice pop add a coating ingredient around them as on the picture below (I used toasted coconut but you can choose to dip them into chocolate or almond slices etc). The coating ingredient avoid the popsicles to stick together when going back to the freezer and it hide the imperfection created while unmolding them. If the coconut do not stick really well, simply brush a slight amount of water onto the frozen popsicle and add the coconut. It will stick very well and the slight coat of water will freeze when going back to the fridge
Wrap them into baking paper to avoid them to dry or stick to each other. Store in a airtight plastic box.
This recipe made 8 medium size popsicles. This is the steps by steps pictures for this recipe.