Coconut Mango Chia Popsicles {Sugar free, Vegan}

Coconut Mango Chia Popsicles {Sugar free, Vegan}
May 5, 2017 megsri8
mango chia popsicles

Hello! Today I want to share with you a recipe for a super simple, super healthy Coconut Mango Chia Popsicles! Summer is here, which means popsicles and ice cream and nice cream!! Summer also means mangoes and when I think of mangoes I think of Indian Alphonso mangoes. If I really want to dream big then the Alphonso mangoes from Ratnagiri, which makes me feel like I am in heaven! I have started a Pinterest Board for summer themes and moods and I realised I have filled it with ice-creams and popsicle ideas! Two ideas which really made my heart sing was a mango and coconut popsicle and a mango chia popsicle. I decided to combine the two ideas, remove all the sugar and create these delicious and simple Coconut Mango Chia Popsicles!

mango chia popsiclesThe most important aspect to these popsicles is the quality of the ingredients. If you choose ripe, juicy , seasonal mangoes they will be bursting with flavour and sweetness and you will not require any additional flavourings or sweeteners. I really suggest you get your hands on some Indian Alphonso mangoes. They are in season from March-May end. You can also buy the frozen pulp. The colour, texture, aroma and flavour of this fruit is just amazing and makes these Mango Chia popsicles extra special.

 

healthy coconut mango chia popsicles

For the coconut milk I make my own coconut milk from fresh coconut but you can use tinned ones if you cannot access fresh coconuts or are too busy. I add the chia seeds to thicken the coconut milk. It makes it like a creamy custard and freezes well. Chia seeds is also a good source of protein and good fats and I always find excuses to add it to my meals, desserts and breakfasts. I have used dates and maple syrup as the sweetener and only a small quantity. You can taste it and increase the amount of sweetener if you like, but I would suggest you choose quality sweet fruit over additional sweeteners. Highly sweet foods are addictive but with time if you keep decreasing your consumption of it, your body stops craving this highly destructive food.

mango chia popsicles

Read the recipe below for steps on how to un-mould your popsicles from the popsicle mould without damaging the popsicle. If you like all things frozen and cold then do have a look at my other recipes such as Healthy Yogurt Breakfast Popsicles, Nicecream Breakfast Parfait, Healthy Snicker Ice cream bars to mention as few.

 

healthy coconut mango chia popsiclesHave you had Alphonso mangoes before? Do you have a favourite type of Mango? Do let me know in the comments below. Also keep me posted if you like this recipe idea Coconut Mango Chia Popsicles or recreate it as well. If you use Instagram, then tag your versions with #meghnas as well as tag me @meghnas_ so that I can share your versions on my account as well!

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Coconut Mango Chia Popsicles {Sugar free, Vegan}
mango chia popsicles
Prep Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 4 hours
Servings
Ingredients
For the mango part
  • 3 medium Ripe mangoes I suggest Alphonso mangoes. Choose the juiciest, ripest mangoes available
  • 2 large dates Add more if you want it sweeter, this is how much i prefer.
  • 1/2 Lime Squeezed
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
For Coconut milk part
Prep Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 4 hours
Servings
Ingredients
For the mango part
  • 3 medium Ripe mangoes I suggest Alphonso mangoes. Choose the juiciest, ripest mangoes available
  • 2 large dates Add more if you want it sweeter, this is how much i prefer.
  • 1/2 Lime Squeezed
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
For Coconut milk part
mango chia popsicles
Instructions
  1. Soak the dates in hot water for 10 minutes, then throw excess water and deseed the dates. Peel the mangoes and roughly chop into chunks. Squeeze any pulp left on the seed. Add the dates, mango and lime juice into a blender and puree till its a thick, uniform pulp. This pulp should be thick, do not add any water. Taste for sweetness, if mango is not sweet enough, soak more dates and blend again. Place in a bowl, add the chia seeds, stir through and set aside for 30 minutes.
  2. Place the coconut milk in a bowl and add the maple syrup and chia seeds and stir through. Set aside for 30 minutes till it has thickened with the chia seeds.
  3. Fill half the popsicle mould with the mango pulp. Then spoon in the coconut chia mixture till the mould is full. Place the cover and sticks and place in a freezer to freeze atlas 4 hours or overnight.
  4. When you want to serve, places the moulds under boiling hot water for 10-15 seconds. Make sure not to get the water inside the popsicles. Hold the mould upside down, slightly squeeze the popsicle mould in one hand and twist and pull using the stick from the other hand to perfectly unfold your popsicle. It might have slightly melted at this point, so place it on a baking paper lined tray or plate and freeze again for 30 minutes-1 hour. Remove and store in a zip lock and pull out a popsicle whenever in the mood!
    mango chia popsicles
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