Creamy Mango Lassi Pops
Every summer, it has become a tradition that I release a recipe for a sweet icy treat.
This summer, mangoes are taking the trophy home!
I have been obsessed with mangoes for years! Once July hits, the very best, juicy mangoes hit the shelves in grocery stores and that’s my cue to stock up. Thankfully, there is a store near me that sells crates of them at a cheaper price so that allows me to always have a couple in the fridge to enjoy as a snack or dessert.
Mangoes are incredibly sweet, juicy, and wonderfully fleshy. They are amazing on their own but I also very much enjoy them in desserts!
Today, I want to share with you the recipe for these Creamy Mango Lassi Pops. They are incredibly easy to make, but taste absolutely divine!
First, let’s talk about ingredients. All you need for this recipe are:
- Coconut Cream
- Ataulfo mangoes
- Maple syrup
Coconut cream — The coconut cream in this recipe is what makes these pops creamy. There are two ways you can get coconut cream:
- Purchase a can of coconut cream, put it in the fridge overnight and scoop out the hardened cream.
- Purchase two or three cans of coconut milk, put them them in the fridge overnight and scoop out the hardened cream.
I personally used Cha’s Organics’ coconut cream. This allows me to only buy 1 can and to have to deal with less coconut water left at the bottom of the can than if I used a few cans of coconut milk.
If you decide to go the route of coconut milk, it is very important that you opt for a coconut milk brand that is high quality and contains no conservatives. One brand that always, always separates in two distinct layers of coconut cream and coconut water is Native Forest’s Organic Coconut Milk – Classic.
Ataulfo mangoes — Ataulfo mangoes are smaller than the traditional red mangoes. Their peel has a deep yellow-orange hue and their flavor is more complex than red mangoes. It features some floral notes and has a wonderful tang that makes them perfect for a mango lassi-inspired recipe. By using slightly tangy ataulfo mangoes instead of the more traditional red mangoes, I found that there was no need to purchase vegan yogurt — a traditional addition to mango lassis. One important thing to remember for these mangoes is: use ripe mangoes! This will really make a difference in the level of sweetness of your mangoes and in their creaminess. If it means you have to let your mangoes ripen for a few days on the counter, do it; it will be so worth it!
Maple syrup — The addition of maple syrup is simply to enhance the sweetness of these pops. If you feel like your pops are already super sweet, simply omit it.
Well, if you are looking for a recipe to cool you off this summer (or during what is left of it!), this recipe is a wonderful, easy way to do so.
These mango pops are incredibly simple to put together, require very few ingredients and taste like you are in the tropics!
If you do give this recipe a try and share about it on Instagram, make sure to tag me (@muriellebanackissa).
Have a wonderful week my friends!