Mango Lassi Pops
Time: 10 Mins
A few weeks back, I was scrolling down my Facebook feed, and came across a few pictures of bright-colored, tasty-looking strawberry popsicles. My mouth was watering! I was very tempted to make something similar, and spent some time brainstorming & searching popsicle recipes. Ultimately, I came to the decision of making mango pops. I chose mango flavor because it is my favorite, summer fruit. Also, mango is sweet & tart, thick when pureed, and produces slightly less icy pops, as it freezes well.These refreshing & exotic mango lassi pops, made with fresh mangoes & vanilla yogurt, are super-easy to make, and already my family’s favorite! So simple, you can make them on a regular basis, with minimal fuss & mess.When I was making these popsicles, I knew I wanted a bit of yogurt-based, natural creaminess. “Yogurt with mango?,” I thought, and suddenly, the idea of an Indian mango lassi came to mind. It’s a delicious, creamy drink made with mangoes, yogurt & milk. These mango lassi pops use a combination of vanilla yogurt & coconut cream, to give them a richer texture & mouth feel. However, if you want an icier result, you can go for lower-fat versions - of the yogurt, coconut cream, or both - as they contain a comparatively higher water content. In other words, you may use low- or no-fat yogurt, and use coconut milk or cow’s milk, as desired.
- 2-3 tbsp cannaoil
- 2 cups vanilla yogurt
- 4 tbsp coconut cream
- 2 peeled mangoes cut into chunks (or two cups of frozen mango)
- 3 tbsp sugar (or any sweetener of your choice)
- 2 tsp coconut extract
- Combine yogurt, coconut cream & cannabis-infused oil, in a blender or food processor.
- Purée, then add remaining ingredients. Purée, until as smooth as desired.
- Pour mixture into popsicle molds, and place into freezer. Freeze completely - about 4 - 6 hrs, or overnight.
- Once popsicles are frozen, remove from molds & serve immediately. Enjoy!Tip: If you don’t have popsicle molds, use plastic cups, topped with plastic wrap, secured by a rubber band. Using the tip of a sharp knife, prick a small hole in the center & feed popsicle sticks through, to stand them straight. Tip: If necessary, run outside of molds under warm/hot water, to remove popsicles, more quickly.