Mango Lassi Popsicles

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 | platingsandpairings.com

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 | platingsandpairings.com

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.

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 | platingsandpairings.comLast 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.

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 | platingsandpairings.com

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!

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 | platingsandpairings.com

Do you have adventurous eaters at home? Would they like the spiced up version of these Mango Lassi Popsicles or a toned down treat?

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 | platingsandpairings.com

Mango Lassi Popsicles

Course: Dessert
Servings: 10 popsicles
Author: Platings & Pairings
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.
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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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:

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 | platingsandpairings.com

Note: The popsicle mold that I used is available here.

16 comments

  1. Marlynn @ UrbanBlissLife

    Zing is great! I’m not a fan of spicy food, but I LOVE ginger and cardamom and cook with both all the time. I’ve never used them in cool treats like this though. What a clever, creative idea – I love it! These look so perfect for summertime fun!

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    1. Erin

      Thanks Marlynn. Isn’t Zing the best – I love how it gives the perfect amount of sweetness.

      Reply

  2. Meredith{MarthaChartreuse}

    Now we just need the temperatures to rise again to enjoy these!

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    1. Erin

      Bring on the heat wave!

      Reply

  3. Catherine @ Ten Thousand Hour Mama

    Oh my yum YES! I love ordering mango lassi at Indian restaurants, and to have it on a hot day at home? That sounds like summer bliss. 😉

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    1. Erin

      I don’t usually order lassis at Indian restaurants, I’m always more focused on the beer 😉 These popsicles give me a reason to actually sit down and enjoy those great flavors.

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  4. Pech

    I’m a big fan of mango lassis – I order them 90% of the time I’m having Indian food – and I love here how they are in popsicle form and have a little extra zing from ginger!

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    1. Erin

      Perfect for the summer, right Pech?!

      Reply

  5. Aubrie LeGault

    I love the flavor profile/combination- sounds tasty.

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    1. Erin

      Thanks Aubrie – These popsicles definitely have some great flavors running through them!

      Reply

  6. Lindsay Ingalls

    These look beautiful and I’m sure they were delicious.

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    1. Erin

      Thank you Lindsay 🙂

      Reply

  7. Anne

    Omg yassss I love mango lassi and in popsicles can’t be beat on a hot summer day!

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  8. Michele Francisco

    ok, I’m sold on making popsicles this summer thanks to you! First up will be this recipe, cardamom and ginger included! Yum!

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  9. Ramona Arnold

    Akthough I am confidant this receipe would be good,
    Can’t say it wouldn’t be with any other sweetner.

    I tried for a while and finally found a store that carried this product. I wanted to give it a try as it claimed in the advertising it did not have that artificial sweetner after taste. I found no difference in taste from the multitude of other sweetners and it still had that aftertaste for me. I called the company and they offered no refund or coupon or really seem too concerned about my experience with the product. I wasn’t needing my purchase price back, but perhaps a feeling of acknowledgement to my disappointment and at least a show by compensation some way.

    Reply

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