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:
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.
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!