Mango Matcha Popsicle Recipe
Posted: Sep 08 2015
Creamy, smooth, cold... this Mango Matcha Popsicle recipe by our girl Aleshia Pinto of Less With Bread is the perfect warm weather treat for the last few weeks of summer!
SUMMER ISN’T OVER! We know it’s already September (and that pretty soon we’ll be sipping on pumpkin spice lattes and bundling up in cashmere sweaters before we descend into the depths of Ontario winter) but, for now, it’s still 30 degrees in Toronto, and that calls for as many pitchers of sangria and as many chilled treats as humanly possible.
Popsicles are insanely easy to make and so refreshing for those sticky humid days. This recipe only requires 30 minutes and 5 ingredients - how much more convenient can you get?! Normal popsicles can be filled with artificial sugars and preservatives, but these ones stay healthy by using coconut milk, pureed mango, and the green tea on steroids aka matcha powder, which means you can indulge in more than one!
Enjoy these cool and creamy treats during the last few blissful, sundress wearing, pool hopping days of summer! Keep reading for how to make them:
Mango Matcha Popsicles:
For the Green Tea layer
• 1 tsp matcha green tea powder
• 2/3 cup full fat (or light) coconut milk
• 2-3 tsp honey
• 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
For the Mango layer
• 1 cup fresh mango, cubed
• 1/4 cup full fat or light coconut milk
• Juice of 1/2 a lemon
Directions:1. Depending on which layer you want on the top of the popsicle, prepare that first - I went with the mango.
2. Add mango, coconut milk and lemon juice to a blender or magic bullet. Blend until creamy and smooth, scraping down sides as needed.
3. Divide evenly between popsicle molds – mine makes 6 regular sized pops, so adjust as needed. Tap gently to remove any air bubbles.
4. Pop in the freezer to set briefly while you prepare the next layer. This will help them form two distinguished layers that don’t run together.
5. Add coconut milk, matcha powder and honey to blender and blend until smooth.
6. Pour over the mango layer, tap to remove air bubbles, and gently insert popsicles sticks. Freeze for at least a few hours or until completely set.
7. Remove from moulds as needed and enjoy! If the pops are sticking to the moulds, run them under warm running water for a few seconds and they should easily pop out!