These Mango Lassi Popsicles are the perfect treat for a warm summer day. Creamy mango and vanilla yogurt combine with tangy lime, and spices of ginger and cardamom.
Last summer I bought a popsicle mold and used it once – to make these Salted Caramel Yogurt Popsicles… Now that the weather is finally getting warmer, it’s time to help justify that purchase and play around with some new popsicle creations.
Who doesn’t love a yummy popsicle on a warm day? When it’s just that perfect temperature out – warm enough that shorts are needed, but not too hot that your feet burn on the pavement – I’m happy with a good 83 degrees. That’s my sweet spot.
These Mango Lassi Popsicles were inspired by the creamy milkshakes that you’ll find at most Indian restaurants. I wanted to give them a good amount of spice, and just a hint of sweetness – A more grown-up version of a creamsicle, if you will. I started with a healthy dose of fresh grated ginger and threw in some cardamom, which you’ll find in most lassis. To brighten things up a bit, I added in the juice and zest of one lime. I didn’t want the mango mixture to be overly sweetened, as it was going to be swirled with a vanilla yogurt layer, so I sweetened slowly, and tasted as I went.
I used Born Sweet Zing™Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener in these popsicles – with only real ingredients – nothing artificial. I’ve been using it to sweeten my coffee or tea in the morning – it’s the perfect way to add a touch of sweetness with zero calories.
To sweeten the mango mixture, I started with one packet (which is equal to the sweetness of 2 teaspoons of sugar) and decided to add in one more. It had a light sweetness to it, but you could definitely add in a couple more packets if you prefer a sweeter treat. On another note, if you’re making these for kids, you may want to leave out the ginger and cardamom altogether – depending on how adventurous their eating habits are. They’re equally as yummy without all the spices, but not nearly as exciting!
Do you have adventurous eaters at home? Would they like the spiced up version of these Mango Lassi Popsicles or a toned down treat?
Mango Lassi Popsicles
- 2 cups mangoes peeled and cubed (approximately 2 mango)
- 1 tsp . grated fresh ginger
- 1 tsp . ground cardamom
- 1/2 tsp . Born Sweet Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener 2 packets
- Grated zest and juice of 1 lime
- 1 cup vanilla whole fat Greek yogurt
Purée mango, ginger, cardamom, Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener, lime zest, lime juice, and 1/3 cup of the Greek Yogurt in a blender, until smooth. Place this mixture in fridge for at least 30 minutes to stiffen up a bit.
Layer the popsicle molds with alternating layers of mango and yogurt. Freeze for 4-5 hours, until firm.
Looking for more popsicle recipes? Try these:
- Salted Caramel Yogurt Popsicles
- Granola & Yogurt Breakfast Protein Popsicles
- Cherry Pineapple Popsicles
Note: The popsicle mold that I used is available here.