Mango Fro-Yo Pops

mango fro-yo pops

We were trying to recreate the awesome mango shakes we'd gotten from an Indian restaurant -- these perfectly creamy, cold, and mango-y lassis. And they're incredible. You're kids will love them, because one bite of this luscious, tropically fragrant pop is like a mouthful of summer. Not to mention they're packed with nutrition from the fruit and yogurt for a double-superfood whammy: vitamins a and c, phytonutrients, probiotics, protein, calcium.

Hands-On Time: 5 minutes
Ready In: 4 hours


    the flesh of 1 ripe mango
    1 cup vanilla yogurt
    the juice of half a lime and a few scrapings of its zest
    2 tablespoons (more or less) sugar
    1/4 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Whir all the ingredients in a blender until smooth.
  2. Taste the mixture for sweetness: it should taste sweeter than you want the finished popsicle to taste, since freezing will dull the sweetness a bit. Add more sugar if it needs it, or a bit more limejuice or zest if the flavors aren't smacking you in the head with their vibrant excellence.
  3. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for 4 hours.
  4. When ready to eat, run the molds briefly under hot water to dislodge the frozen pops before you try yoinking them out.

You can follow this exact recipe substituting other fruit: strawberries, say, or nectarines. Just think to yourself first about whether lime is the right flavor complement, or whether you might do better with lemon. Also, other fruits may need a bit more sugar.

Read more about Catherine making Mango Fro-Yo Pops with her family.

See all recipes from Catherine Newman's "Dalai Mama Dishes" blog.

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