Mango Cardamom and Sweet Coconut Popsicles


Mango Cardamom and Sweet Coconut Popsicles

You know those people who take WHOLE bites out of popsicles? You must know a few people who do this or, I dunno, you might even do this, too. If you do, you’re a psycho. I still like you. My boyfriend falls into this category. And so does Amelia. (She may have had one of these popsicles. May have. Actually, she totally did and loved it.)

I don’t understand voluntarily biting things that are ice cold. My spine shakes at the thought. I’d literally freak out. My brain would freeze over! Biting into cold things is like nails on a chalkboard. I guess I have major teeth sensitivity. Does this mean I’m going to lose my teeth later on in life?

Other thoughts this week have included: I need to work smarter not harder. Buying clothes (I don’t do it that often) makes me feel AWESOME and poor. Should I share my beauty favorites? Jessica has inspired me.

Mango Cardamom and Sweet Coconut Popsicles

I’ve been wanting to make some sort of popsicles but I wanted geometric shapes all up in ’em. I’ve been having major 80s moments lately.

Also a few days ago–since I was thinking of the 80s and Morrissey–I had a major blonde moment when my boyfriend was like, “Whoa, Morsi is out.” And I go, “Uhhh…hasn’t Morrisey BEEN out?!?”

That actually happened. You can officially take this blog off your reader now.

Back to popsicles!

Mango Cardamom and Sweet Coconut Popsicles

These popsicles are like if a mango lassi was put into popsicle form. They begin with mango puree being mixed up with some sugar and fresh orange juice. The coconut milk is spiked with cardamom and a little sugar for some welcomed sweetness.

Making these popsicles is easy peasy. You just gotta add the puree and then tilt the molds on their side. I used a few ramekins to help position it correctly.

That’s really it. Get all Basquiat-like with your popsicles this summer! I encourage it.

Mango Cardamom and Sweet Coconut Popsicles

Mango Cardamom and Sweet Coconut Popsicles

Serving Size: 8 popsicles


Mango Puree:

  • 3-4 small mangoes, 2 pounds, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • Pinch of salt

Sweet Coconut Puree:

  • 1 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4, plus 2 tablespoons cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • Pinch of salt


  • In the jar of a blender or food processor, puree the mangos, sugar, orange juice and salt until smooth. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the coconut milk, sugar, cardamom and salt. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and transfer to the refrigerator.
  • Position the popsicle mold on its side. (I placed a baking sheet in the freezer and balanced the popsicle mold on its side using the aide of two ramekins.) Divide the mango puree between the molds. Note: If it gets messy (mine were a hot mess), clean up the insides of the molds, using the aide of a damp paper towel. You want the mango puree's lines to be straight so you have a cute looking popsicle. Freeze for 1 hour and until half way frozen. Insert the popsicle sticks and freeze for 2 more hours.
  • Remove from the freezer and divide the coconut milk between the molds, filling them up just until the coconut milk reaches the top of the mango puree. Transfer to the freezer to freeze for 2 more hours.
  • Top with the remaining mango puree and freeze for a minimum of 4 hours or overnight. Run the molds under warm water to help loosen them and gently pull them out.
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  • Reply Elisa @ Insalata di Sillabe July 6, 2013 at 1:03 am

    These look like the best popsicles I’ve ever seen and I’m sure they taste so delicious and refreshing! You totally made me obsessed with mangos!

    xo, Elisa

  • Reply this is lemonade July 6, 2013 at 5:17 am

    So pretty! I don’t bite into popsicles either, we call them ICE lollies, enough said! Also I like to try and make the refreshment last as long as possible. Biting would just be counterproductive (I think using a longish word makes that reason sound more serious right?)
    I don’t have any appropriate moulds but remember my mum making popsicles for us as children. The sun has just come out, summer has finally arrived. I might just have to go make these, they sound delicious! 😀

  • Reply Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar July 6, 2013 at 5:18 am

    These are so fun! Definitely a match made in heaven, flavour-wise!!

  • Reply Tieghan July 6, 2013 at 5:49 am

    These are so pretty and fun!! I love the titled design you did! Completely awesome!

  • Reply Marre July 6, 2013 at 6:06 am

    I would love a beauty favorites post!

  • Reply Holley July 6, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Yes to beauty favorites!

  • Reply Angie July 6, 2013 at 11:50 am

    I love how you got the different shapes in the popsicles – how creative!

  • Reply Holly Henderson July 6, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Girl! Morrissey is NEVER out! He will be 97 and still rocking. #hailtothesmiths

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme July 6, 2013 at 12:24 pm

      Oh girl, I know this. Morrissey forever. I’m talking “out” like in terms of sexuality. Haha.

      • Reply Holly Henderson July 6, 2013 at 12:31 pm

        Ah… I get it now; )
        And “cool” retro pops, btw!

  • Reply Jamie @lifelovelemons July 6, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Today would be a perfect day for one of these… over 90 here in New Haven! Hope you’re staying cool!

  • Reply Deb July 6, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Mango and coconut are such a sublime pairing of flavors! The popsicles are just scrumptious!

  • Reply Amina July 6, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    This is all of my favorite flavors in one thing. I love you.

  • Reply ana @ fit, fun & delish! July 7, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Anything mango & coconut is out of this world! I love this combination and will make it for sure. Oh and I do bite my popsicles too 😉

  • Reply Jayne July 7, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    These are so pretty! 🙂 I just cut up a mango for lunch today. Makes me kinda wish I saved it to mane popsicles.

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  • Reply Jenni K July 8, 2013 at 7:12 am

    Oh my! They look so delicious. I happened to try mango ice cream yesterday, I neeeed to try this today. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply [email protected] July 8, 2013 at 10:41 am

    I love it! The geometric popsicle is so creative; a nice change up from the usual solid color or swirl patterns you usually find in homemade treats.

  • Reply Hilary July 8, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    LOL! “harder not smarter” totally Scrooge McDuck from Duck Tales

  • Reply Hilary July 8, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    LOL! “smarter not harder” totally Scrooge McDuck from Duck Tales

  • Reply amy July 11, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    These pops are fun and so gorgeous! We love mangoes around here, and sometimes they just need to be eaten a different way. These sound refreshing and YUM!

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    This is my heart in a popsicle. I’m so down it’s insane.

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