Strawberry Watermelon Mango Popsicles

Mango Strawberry Popsicles | recipe by @bakingwithanastasia

Popsicles are great for hot summer days, right? Especially these colorful, super delicious and easy to make Strawberry Watermelon Mango Popsicles. They will literally take 15 minutes to make: cut fruits, blend, mold, and freeze! And they are so delicious! I wrote already in this post with the recipe of Frozen Watermelon Strawberry Daiquiri Slushie, that I love combination of strawberry and watermelon, because it is so refreshing and summery, but by adding mango to it, you bring it even to the next level of deliciousness. Strawberry + Mango = Love. And I already have some other ideas for this combination, so stay tuned and don’t forget to subscribe, new strawberry + mango recipes are definitely coming this summer!

Too bad that you will have to wait for your popsicles to freeze… It can take from 4 to 6 hours. But you can make them a day before and enjoy them next morning already. Popsicles for breakfast anyone? Lol… Why not?! Because these pops are not only delicious, but also healthy! You can basically make them with only three ingredients:
– strawberries
– watermelon
– mango

But there are some optional ingredients that will improve the taste and the texture of the pops:
Honey or maple syrup. You can add either one of them if you would like to make the popsicles sweeter. To my taste, mango is naturally sweet by itself, so I added maple syrup only into the strawberry-watermelon mixture. Additionally to sweetness, honey/ maple syrup as any sugar will help to make your pops softer & less icy, as sugar doesn’t freeze.
Orange liqueur/ Cointreau or Grand Marnier. Again the liqueur has two purposes. First, it enhances the taste of fruits. Second, like sugar, alcohol doesn’t freeze and will also help to make the pops softer.
Xanthan gum/ gelatin. They have only one purpose – to prevent the formation of ice crystals and to make the texture smoother. I think, that everyone knows about gelatin, but not everyone knows about xanthan gum. Why do I suggest both of them? Obviously, if you add gelatin, it will make the pops not suitable for vegans and vegetarians, so xanthan gum is a nice substitution. Xanthan gum is made by fermenting glucose or sucrose with a bacteria and then processing the result product into a white powder. It is commonly used as a food thickening agent and a stabilizer. You can buy Xanthan gum in health food shops or online. If you have more questions about Xanthan gum check this link.

You will also need some special equipment:
Ice pop maker like this.
Wooden craft sticks like this.

Hope you will make these strawberry watermelon mango popsicles this summer! And if you will, please don’t forget to tag @bakingwithanastasia and #bakingwithanastasia on Social Media. I would really love to see your creations!
Strawberry Watermelon Mango Popsicles | recipe by @bakingwithanastasia

Strawberry Watermelon Mango Popsicles | recipe by @bakingwithanastasia

Strawberry Watermelon Mango Popsicles | recipe by @bakingwithanastasia
Strawberry Watermelon Mango Popsicles
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
8 popsicles 15 minutes
Passive Time
4-6 hours
Servings Prep Time
8 popsicles 15 minutes
Passive Time
4-6 hours
Strawberry Watermelon Mango Popsicles | recipe by @bakingwithanastasia
Strawberry Watermelon Mango Popsicles
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
8 popsicles 15 minutes
Passive Time
4-6 hours
Servings Prep Time
8 popsicles 15 minutes
Passive Time
4-6 hours
Ingredients
  • 300 g ripe mango chopped
  • 250 g strawberries hulled
  • 100 g watermelon chopped
  • 2 tbsp orange liqueur/ Cointreau or Grand Marnier optional
  • 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup optional
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum or 2 gelatin sheets * optional
Servings: popsicles
Instructions
  1. If you want to use gelatin, soak it in cold water for 15 minutes. Drain it, squeezing out the excess water. Finally, warm it to melt. 4. To un-mold the popsicles, hold the mold in a warm water (don't let the water go over the top edge) for about 15-30 seconds.
  2. In a blender combine strawberries and watermelon, 1tbsp honey/ maple syrup (if using), 1tbsp liqueur (if using), a half of xanthan gum/ prewarmed gelatin (if using). Blend until the mixture becomes smooth. Taste. If you want it sweeter, add a little bit more honey/ maple syrup. Set aside.
  3. In a blender combine mango, 1tbsp liqueur (if using), the rest of xanthan gum/ prewarmed gelatin (if using)*. Blend until the mixture becomes smooth. Set aside.
  4. Spoon alternate layers of mango and strawberry mixtures into each mold until they are filled**. Use a knife or a wooden stick to get some swirls. Insert popsicle sticks to the molds and freeze until solid, about 4-6 hours or overnight.
Recipe Notes

* I didn't add any honey/ maple syrup into the mango mixture, because mango is naturally sweet by itself. But feel free to add some if would like to get really sweet taste.
**If you will not use xanthan gum, the mixture may be a little bit runny, to get a layered look in this case, add the mango puree into the popsicles mold first.

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Strawberry Watermelon Mango Popsicles

Strawberry Watermelon Mango Popsicles | recipe by @bakingwithanastasia
Strawberry Watermelon Mango Popsicles
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
8 popsicles 15 minutes
Passive Time
4-6 hours
Servings Prep Time
8 popsicles 15 minutes
Passive Time
4-6 hours
Strawberry Watermelon Mango Popsicles | recipe by @bakingwithanastasia
Strawberry Watermelon Mango Popsicles
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
8 popsicles 15 minutes
Passive Time
4-6 hours
Servings Prep Time
8 popsicles 15 minutes
Passive Time
4-6 hours
Ingredients
  • 300 g ripe mango chopped
  • 250 g strawberries hulled
  • 100 g watermelon chopped
  • 2 tbsp orange liqueur/ Cointreau or Grand Marnier optional
  • 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup optional
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum or 2 gelatin sheets * optional
Servings: popsicles
Instructions
  1. If you want to use gelatin, soak it in cold water for 15 minutes. Drain it, squeezing out the excess water. Finally, warm it to melt. 4. To un-mold the popsicles, hold the mold in a warm water (don't let the water go over the top edge) for about 15-30 seconds.
  2. In a blender combine strawberries and watermelon, 1tbsp honey/ maple syrup (if using), 1tbsp liqueur (if using), a half of xanthan gum/ prewarmed gelatin (if using). Blend until the mixture becomes smooth. Taste. If you want it sweeter, add a little bit more honey/ maple syrup. Set aside.
  3. In a blender combine mango, 1tbsp liqueur (if using), the rest of xanthan gum/ prewarmed gelatin (if using)*. Blend until the mixture becomes smooth. Set aside.
  4. Spoon alternate layers of mango and strawberry mixtures into each mold until they are filled**. Use a knife or a wooden stick to get some swirls. Insert popsicle sticks to the molds and freeze until solid, about 4-6 hours or overnight.
Recipe Notes

* I didn't add any honey/ maple syrup into the mango mixture, because mango is naturally sweet by itself. But feel free to add some if would like to get really sweet taste.
**If you will not use xanthan gum, the mixture may be a little bit runny, to get a layered look in this case, add the mango puree into the popsicles mold first.

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