Delicious mango and strawberry pops with fresh fruits, perfect treat for kids during this summer. Ice pops are a favorite of my two kids, and whenever I buy strawberry or mango my kids will ask for popsicles. I have tried other popsicles too but they are not that fond of it. They like only two, if it has mango or strawberry they are in. Mostly it is an after school snack for my little girl. She will open the refrigerator door brings the popsicles out and ask me to remove from the mold. My little guy also joins the game. He too wants one. I made this Mango strawberry pops last week as I needed to finish some mango.
When I was young we used to get ice pops which is usually sold by a guy on a bicycle, he used to ring his bell and we kids used to run to his bicycle and he will sell the ice pops. He had only few varieties, one with milk and white one other a colored one. My mom did not like it and would always remind me that it is not hygienic, but when you are a kid and want only sugar treats who cares?
As a mom I am worried about high fructose corn syrup so would always watch the labels while buying. Still some time I can’t help as they want soft drinks. So I decide they are only going to get homemade ice pops. I made strawberry ice pops inspired from the book Paletas by Fany Gerson I changed the step instead of heating the strawberries before blending, I did after pureeing them.
Mango pops recipe is basically mango lassi recipe with cardamom that is why you can see speckles in the mango pops, if you don’t like that skip it. But I think by skipping you are losing an amazing flavor.
When you are making Mango strawberry pops, first add mango mixtures and freeze them for about an hour, then add strawberry puree. That way it won’t get mixed. If you have time you can make different layered ice pops. My kids where so excited so I gone for only simple one. My hubby liked mango pops a lot and then strawberry while kids are vice versa.
Here comes the recipe.
This is Swathi ( Dr. Ambujom Saraswathy Ph.D) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.