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Frozen Yogurt Mango Popsicles | Greek Frozen Yogurt Recipe

Summer is popsicle season! Popsicles don’t have to include Jello mixes and strange chemical colorants – healthy popsicles are very easy to make at home. This is my second popsicle recipe of the summer – the first is a recipe for strawberry basil lemonade pops and can be found here. This recipe is from mango frozen yogurt popsicles made with Greek yogurt, but you can easily modify it to take any type of fruit you’d like! This recipe makes about 6 large popsicles.

mango yogurt pops

They’re super simple and only have three ingredients!

  1. A mango (or a cup of frozen mango)
  2. 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt
  3. 1-2 tablespoons of honey, to taste

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You can use regular yogurt instead of Greek yogurt, but Greek yogurt has a lot more protein. Fage is my favorite brand and one of the best out there. Unfortunately, a lot of brands add thickeners to their Greek yogurt to save money. Greek yogurt is essentially strained yogurt with a lot of the moisture removed. This means Greek yogurt takes more milk than the same quantity of regular yogurt. Many companies skimp on the moisture removal and add thickeners, instead, which is why Chobani (for example) usually has a separated watery layer on top and a slightly chalky texture. Fage does not add thickening agents so it has a smoother texture and no funny watery layer.

Frozen Yogurt Pops Recipe

1.Peel and roughly chop one mango, or slightly thaw one cup of frozen mango. If you are allergic to poison ivy, be very careful when handling mangos! Their skins contain the same toxic substance, urushiol, as poison ivy. It’s weird sounding, I know, and I didn’t believe it at first. If you want more information, just check out this information on the mango/poison ivy connection!

2. Place the mango in the blender and add any juice from cutting the mango. Then, squeeze the mango pit into the blender to extract extra moisture.

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3.  Add a cup of yogurt and 1 or 2 tablespoons of honey, depending on your tastes and the sweetness of your mango.

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4. Puree.

5. Pour into popsicle molds. Or, if you’re using Greek yogurt, spoon it into the molds. Make sure to leave some room for expansion!

mango yogurt puree

6. Freeze at least 6-8 hours.

7. Enjoy!

Mango frozen yogurt pops

These are a delicious, healthy treat (and pretty filling, too!). Mango is fairly fibrous, so be prepared for some, well, fiber-y strands in the popsicles. It’s totally natural and nothing to be weirded out about – it’s just how mangos are. The overall texture is sort of like eating half frozen mango, only with lots of Greek yogurt protein-y goodness that make these popsicles a great way to cool down after a run or some time at the park.

The last time I posted about popsicles, someone asked about my straw molds and where they came from. My mom bought them for me at Hobby Lobby, and I haven’t seen anything quite like them on the web. When I was looking, I came across these cool Tovolo molds. Tovolo makes my absolute favorite spatula and I trust them as a brand, so if I didn’t already have molds I would be buying these! They’re really nifty looking because each popsicle mold is self-contained, making it easy to remove and eat just one without thawing the other popsicles. How cool is that?

Do you enjoy frozen yogurt pops? What’s your favorite fruit to make them with? Do you have especially cool popsicle molds?

Natasha Hoover

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  • Hannah May 19, 2013, 12:01 pm

    YUM! I love all of these flavours and will for sure try these this summer! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Pinning now!

    Hananh ♫
    Sew Lah Tea Dough

    • natashalh May 19, 2013, 12:21 pm

      Thanks so much for pinning! I really like how these are refreshing and not overly sweet.

  • Kathryn Stratford May 19, 2013, 1:13 pm

    I am definitely going to try this! I like to make my own popsicles, and I always have Greek yogurt in my fridge. Thanks for sharing this with us! These are the perfect snack for hot weather, and they’re much healthier than popsicles from the store, or ice cream.

    • natashalh May 19, 2013, 1:18 pm

      Yes, they are! I find them a pretty acceptable breakfast, too, and they’re really filling! If I had smaller molds, I would probably use them for this recipe.

  • Tash @ The Velvet Moon Baker May 20, 2013, 3:01 am

    These look delicious, and I’m sure my little one would love them. Thanks for linking up at Sweet & Savoury Sundays this week 😀

    • natashalh May 20, 2013, 7:21 am

      Thanks for stopping by! I love the link up – it’s definitely my favorite link party of the week because I always discover so many great recipes.

  • Susan Zutautas May 20, 2013, 7:34 am

    These sound refreshing and delicious!

    • natashalh May 20, 2013, 11:55 am

      I like ’em!

  • Tammy May 21, 2013, 7:42 pm

    going to have to try these. thanks for sharing

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    • natashalh May 21, 2013, 8:14 pm

      Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy!

  • Bismah June 18, 2013, 7:14 am

    These look so delicious. I am always looking for new recipes to help keep cool in the summer months. Mango and yogurt make a nice combination so I am sure these will be very tasty with the needed coolness.
    Following you now 🙂
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    • natashalh June 18, 2013, 1:33 pm

      They are so tasty! And wholesome, too. They are the best if you can find a less-fibrous variety of mango, like a honey mango or Jamaican mango.I hope you enjoy!

  • Kathryn Stratford June 23, 2013, 4:59 pm

    I bought a mango not long ago, but forgot what was on my mind when I put it on the list. I know there are many things to use it for, but I wanted to save it for whatever inspired me to buy it. Finally, as I was browsing your recipes, I remembered it was this!!!!! But I also like the Mango Cilantro Salsa, so I may either buy a second mango, or make small batches of each. I’m so happy I saw this again!!!!
    I hope you’re having an awesome weekend with your Papi Chulo.
    ~ Kathryn

    • natashalh June 23, 2013, 5:46 pm

      This works best with mangos that aren’t as fibrous. Some regular grocery store mangos are kind of fibrous and they make popsicles well enough, just be prepared to have it look like there are little hairs sticking out of your popsicles! Some varieties, like honey mangos and Jamaican mangos, aren’t as stringy and work really well for this. I am so lucky to have a delicious Jamacian mango tree in the back yard! I was actually just about to enjoy one. He’s at work today/tonight, but I’m still here with all the mangos. =)

  • Rosa August 13, 2013, 4:12 pm

    Hello, looking forward to trying this recipe, but can you tell me, can I make this not as Popsicles? I’d like to have it just as frozen yogurt in a dish but would need to add anything else to it?

    • natashalh August 13, 2013, 4:20 pm

      I actually never really make straight frozen yogurt because I don’t have an ice cream machine and it makes the process way easier! Just use the mango/yogurt mixture in your churn according to your machine’s directions. Or, if you don’t have one, pour the contents in a zip top bag and put it in the freezer. Squish it around ever 15 or 20 minutes until it’s reached the consistency you’d like. I hope this helps!

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