My family and I LOVE fruit, especially in the hot summer months, but one fruit that we, shockingly enough, have not tried is mango. We’ve seen them in the stores, in fact they’re available all year ’round, but growing up, never having eaten one myself, I suppose kept me away from buying one for my own children.
When I was asked if my family might be interested in trying mango and making something yummy from it, I figured why not and am extremely glad that I did, as you’ll be able to see from my recipe video my girls didn’t just like mango, they fell in love with it. Now I can add mango to our long list of fruits and all the amazing recipes that come with this delicious, tropical fruit too!
MommyB’s Mango Pops
2 ripe mangos, 2 strawberries for garnish (optional)
Sharp cutting knife, cutting board, blender or food processor, freezer pop molds or ice cube trays and toothpicks.
After washing your hands, cut the mango as shown in the video making sure to cut around the mango pit/seed. (You may cut the mango any way you would like, we prefer “porcupine” style, just so long as it fits in your blender.)
Place the pieces of mango, including any juices into the blender, and blend till you have a nice mango puree. This mixture should be pretty free of lumps.
Pour the mango puree into the freezer pop molds or ice cube tray. If using an ice cube tray place the toothpicks into the ice cube sections using some plastic wrap to secure them in place.
If you would like add a slice of mango, strawberry or leave plain and freeze for 1-2 hours, depending on your own freezer.
*You may want to rinse your freezer pop mold (being careful not to get water on your mango pop itself) to ensure easy removal of your mango pop from the mold.
Want to create your own mango inspired recipe or just learn more about this awesome fruit?? Check out http://mango.org for more information, videos, and fun facts. My girls and I learned a ton including the fact that the paisley pattern that we now know and love was developed in India and is based on the shape of a mango, a pretty fashion forward fruit!
Now that you’ve seen and read our easy, Mango Pop recipe, tell me, what’s your family’s favorite way to enjoy fresh fruits and veggies??
The National Mango Board challenged me to spend a week creating healthier eating and snacking habits for my family. Join the conversation and one of my readers will receive a cookbook and a chance to win a shipment of mangos and $200 gift card to Williams-Sonoma.