Homemade Mango-Kiwi popsicles are a great no-sugar-added option to satisfy your sweet tooth and keep cool in the summer! Bonus points if you add actual kiwi slices to the popsicle molds for that pretty visual effect.
I know I say this every time, but Vol. 4 of my summer miniseries is definitely my new favorite – Homemade Mango-Kiwi Popsicles! These are honestly SO tasty – the combination of a sweet, ripe mango base and a slightly tart kiwi stuffed into the middle of the popsicle is just amazing. And these are incredibly easy to make, not to mention – we don’t need any added sugar!
- Fresh Mango – Fresh, ripe mangoes are going to give these popsicles all of the sweetness we need. I’ve cut up a fresh one, frozen it, then thawed it a bit for this recipe with great results.
- Fresh Kiwi – I definitely recommend fresh kiwi for this recipe, especially so you can slice them up and add any extras to the popsicles! Plus, I don’t think I’ve ever seen frozen kiwi somewhere? Let me know if you have them in your local stores.
- Lemon Juice – I’ll let you in on a little trick. Lemon or lime juice, just a teaspoon, helps add some acidity plus reduces the “icy” texture you’d normally get with freezing fruit. It’s a small addition that truly works overtime in making a beautifully-textured popsicle.
How to Make Mango-Kiwi Popsicles
Homemade popsicles are super simple to make. You just drop everything in a blender, pour the mixture into molds, and freeze!
The base of this popsicle is a mixture of mostly mangoes and a bit of kiwi. Some people prefer to drain the mix after it’s blended to get rid of the kiwi seeds, but I love the look of those seeds sprinkled within the pops! And you’ll save a dish to wash.
Take any extra kiwi slices and pop them in the middle of your molds. Pour in the mango-kiwi mixture, add in the popsicle sticks and freeze overnight for best results.
I got my molds from Amazon – see this link. It comes with a set of popsicle sticks/bags as well as a funnel to help with pouring. I really like this mold because it was easy to remove the popsicles while they were done and cleaning was a breeze!
To easily remove popsicles from their mold, simply run some warm water over the bottom of the molds for about a minute. Using silicone molds, you can also slightly peel the mold away from the edges. Pull the popsicles out, and you’re good to go!
Sure! Try strawberry-mango, pineapple-mango, or any other fruit you really enjoy.
I just store any leftover homemade popsicles in a large freezer bag. The popsicle mold I linked to also includes popsicle bags, so you can individually wrap them if you want!
Other Recipes from the Popsicle Miniseries
Homemade Mango-Kiwi Popsicles
- 2 ct. mangoes chopped
- 2 ct. kiwis chopped, plus extra for decoration
- ½ cup water
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- Add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend well.
- Pour the mixture into a popsicle mold. If you have extra kiwi slices, add them to the middle of the molds for a professional look!
- Tap the mold to get out any air bubbles, then cover and add your popsicle sticks.
- Freeze for at least 6 hours. I've found that overnight is best!
- To remove the popsicles from their molds, run warm water over the bottom of the popsicle mold. Remove the popsicles and serve immediately.
- Any excess popsicles can be wrapped in cellophane bags & added to a freezer-safe Ziploc bag. Enjoy!
The Coined Breakdown
- Total Cost per serving: $0.89
- Total Cost (8 popsicles): $7.09
- Those Other Guys: $4 per popsicle