Vegan & Gluten Free Mango Popsicles

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4 popsicles
5 min

Homemade Mango Popsicles are the perfect gluten free summer snack to beat the heat and rehydrate this summer. You’ll love them because this recipe has only 5 ingredients and takes just 5 minutes to prepare. Not to mention these mango pops are kid friendly and healthy!

homemade mango popsicles with ice and cut up mango

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Why You’ll Love These Creamy Mango Popsicles


You’ll love these mango popsicles because they’re creamy and slightly sweet. They taste like mangos dipped in cream. To boot they aren’t icy! They freeze completely smooth. You can’t even tell that they aren’t made with dairy! It doesn’t hurt that they only use 5 ingredients and take 5 minutes to prepare.

mango popsicles with ice and fresh mango

Making homemade mango popsicles is healthier and less expensive than buying them at the grocery store. If you’re on a gluten free diet you can also be absolutely positive that these popsicles are 100% gluten free!

These homemade mango popsicles are:


  • Vegan
  • Soy Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Cleansing
  • Gut Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Quick and Easy to Make
  • Only 5 Ingredients
  • Kid Friendly
  • Paleo


Ingredients For Mango Popsicles


  • Frozen Mango Chunks
  • Light Coconut Milk
  • Vegan Plain Greek Style Yogurt
  • Coconut Water
  • Agave Nectar


For full ingredient amounts check the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

ingredients for vegan mango popsicles
Specialty Equipment For Homemade Mango Popsicles


  • Silicone Popsicle Molds – Are easier to use than regular popsicle molds and offer so many unique designs.
  • Popsicle Molds – Traditional popsicle molds made of plastic or stainless steel also work great!
  • Blender – To make the mango puree you’ll need a blender. You can use an immersion blender, regular blender or even a food processor will work just fine.


If you don’t have a popsicle mold fear not. You can still make this popsicle recipe without molds by using plastic cups and disposable wooden popsicle sticks.


How To Make These Gluten Free Mango Popsicles


It’s easy to make gluten free mango popsicles at home! This popsicle recipe only has 5 ingredients and only takes five minutes to prepare. It’s a great recipe to make with kids since there is no cutting or heat involved in the process.


Step One: Make The Mango Puree


  • Combine mango with 1/4 cup of coconut water, 1/4 cup of coconut milk and 1 tbsp of agave in a blender. Using a tamper to press the ingredients into the blade until the mango mixture turns into a smooth puree.
  • Pour the mango puree into the popsicle mold until it is 3/4th full or 75% full.


Step Two: Make The Cream


  • In a small mixing cup combine the greek yogurt with 1/2 tsp agave and 1/4 cup of coconut milk. Stir until smooth.
  • Pour coconut cream into the popsicle molds until there is only 1/4 inch of room from the top.


Step 3: Freeze The Mango Popsicles


  • Put the tops of the mold into the popsicles and place them in the freezer on a level surface for 4-6 hours.
step by step process to make mango popsicles. 1 blend mango puree. 2 mango puree in popsicle molds
step by step process photos how to make mango popsicles. pour the cream into the popsicle molds and put the tops on the molds and put them in the freezer
Mango Popsicle Ingredient Substitutions


  • Instead of agave syrup: you can use maple syrup or honey at a 1:1 ratio. If you don’t want sugar you can leave it out or use a teaspoon of stevia.
  • Instead of Light Coconut Milk: You can use regular milk, full fat coconut milk or oat milk.
  • Instead of Cashew based Greek Yogurt – You can use regular plain greek yogurt or a coconut based yogurt. If you can’t find plain yogurt use a vanilla flavored yogurt but don’t add any sugar. Since the vanilla yogurt will already be sweetened with sugar.
  • Instead of Coconut Water: You can use regular water, it works great and saves you money and will reduce the sugar content of the mango popsicles.


How Long Do Mango Popsicles Last In The Freezer?


Mango popsicles will last in the freezer for up to two months in the popsicle mold or for up to 4 months in a disposable popsicle freezer bag.


How To Unmold Homemade Popsicles


It’s easy to unmold homemade mango popsicles! To unmold the pops remove the pop from the freezer and run the mold under cold water for about thirty seconds. Then pull on the mold while the popsicle is still under the running water to remove the mold.


How To Serve Mango Popsicles


  • Creamy Mano Popsicles are easy to serve. Simply remove the pop from the freezer and run the mold under cold water for about thirty seconds. Then pull on the mold while the popsicle is still under the running water to remove the mold. Wrap a paper towel around the base and hand it off!
homemade mango popsicles with ice and cut up mango
  • If your kids are slow eaters you can serve the popsicle to them in a bowl. That way the bowl will catch any drips or frozen mango chunks that melt.


  • The mango puree in this mango popsicle recipe is really thick so you can serve it as ice cream. Scoop the puree out of the blender and into your favorite ice cream container and enjoy it with a spoon. This is a great way to enjoy a frozen mango treat without having to wait 4-6 hours for them to freeze.


How To Store Homemade Popsicles


You have to keep popsicles in the freezer so that they don’t melt. The easiest way to store the popsicles is to keep them inside the popsicle mold until you’re ready to eat them. Alternatively if you want to reuse your popsicle molds faster then you’ll serve these mango pops you can store them in popsicle freezer bags.

I love batch making three or four kinds of popsicles at a time as an activity to do with the kids. Then I pop the popsicles in popsicle freezer bags. That way the kids have tons of grab and go popsicles to last.

If you plan on batch making popsicles I suggest using a mold that allows you to use a disposable popsicle stick. That way you can reuse popsicle molds without having to wait until the popsicles are eaten on the reusable popsicle mold stick.


Are Mango Popsicles Gluten Free?


Yes, these homemade mango popsicles are gluten free! That means anyone on a gluten free diet can enjoy them. If you have celiac you can still eat these mango popsicles. All of the ingredients in this recipe are naturally gluten free.


  • Mangos are a fruit and fruits are naturally gluten free.
  • Coconut water comes from inside the coconut which is a type of nut and is gluten free.
  • Coconut Milk comes from the meat of coconuts which is naturally gluten free as well.
  • Agave Syrup is harvested from a cactus which are naturally gluten free even though they are high in sugar.
  • Vegan Greek Style Yogurt: Greek yogurt is a dairy product which is gluten free although the vegan greek yogurt is made from cashews which is a nut. Nuts are naturally free of gluten.


How Long Does It Take For Homemade Popsicles To Freeze?


Waiting for these mango popsicles to freeze is the hardest part! It seems like they take forever to freeze and it’s tempting to keep checking. If you try to unmold gluten free popsicles before they are frozen the stick will come out leaving the popsicle inside of the mold.

It takes 4-6 hours to freeze homemade popsicles so it’s best to put them in the fridge over night to make sure you don’t break them.


What if you try to remove popsicles from the mold before they are frozen?


This is no big deal! Simply place the stick back into the popsicle and let it freeze over again.


Are Mango Popsicles Healthy?


Absolutely yes! Mango popsicles are healthy. While I can’t say that all mango pops are good for you these homemade ice pops are. That is because they are vegan, low in sugar, clean and have zero preservatives or artificial ingredients.

mango popsicles with ice and fresh mango

Mango popsicles are also gluten free and clean. Mangos are also loaded with vitamins, antioxidants and potassium. Coconut water is also great for you. Coconut water actually has the same make up as blood plasma and has been used as IV’s in emergency situations with success. To learn more about coconut water check out this raw Thai coconut smoothie recipe post!


Mango Popsicle Variations


  • Make it nut free– If you or your kids have a nut allergy you can use regular milk and regular greek yogurt instead of coconut milk and cashew greek yogurt.


  • Make it with Dairy – you can use regular milk and regular greek yogurt instead of coconut milk and cashew greek yogurt. I recommend goat milk yogurt since it’s easier to digest and will protect your bones.


  • Make it Spicy – A pinch of chili lime seasoning, or cayenne pepper will elevate the flavor of these mango pops by making them sweet and slightly spicy. Just like a mango margarita!


  • Make it Boozy – Speaking of mango margaritas you can turn this popsicle into an adult dessert by adding 1/2 cup of tequila and a 1/4 cup of lime juice to the mango puree.


  • Make it Sugar Free – Replace the agave syrup with 1 teaspoon of stevia in the raw.


Are Popsicles Vegan?


In terms of the type of food: Asking, “Are popsicles vegan?” is like asking if guacamole is spicy. While a popsicle is one specific type of food. AKA a popsicle is a piece of flavored ice or ice cream on a stick. It can be made with any type of ice or ice cream. So there can be as many different types of popsicles as there are ice cream. This means popsicles can be vegan or non-vegan depending on whether or not they were made with vegan ingredients or from foods that are derived from animals.

For more information on


  • What ingredients are in vegan popsicles.
  • 12 vegan popsicle brands to buy.
  • How to tell if popsicles are vegan.


Check out this post I wrote discussing whether or not Popsicles Are Vegan.


20 Best Healthy Popsicle Recipes


On a hot summer day, few things are more refreshing than eating a frozen treat like an healthy ice-cold popsicle, On the grass, the sand, the deck, or basically anywhere – no location is too unsuitable for healthy popsicles during the summer months. There’s a difference between the types of popsicles that are just sugar, water, high fructose corn syrup and food coloring (store-bought popsicles) and those that will actually support our health (healthy homemade popsicles).

That’s why I’ve curated the 20 Best Healthy Popsicle Recipes to help you beat the summer heat and nourish your best self. All of these healthy popsicles recipes are vegan and gluten free!

Check out this round up of 20 Best Healthy Popsicle Recipes.

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Should I use frozen mangos or fresh mangos for Mango Popsicles?

You can use frozen or fresh mangos. IF you use fresh mangos the recipe wont be as kid friendly since the mangos will need to be cut with knives. Mangos are considered tough to cut even for adults. Also the puree will be a bit more runny and your mango popsicles will take a bit longer to freeze.

Can I make homemade popsicles without a popsicle mold?

Yes! If you don’t have a popsicle mold but you want to make homemade popsicles no worries! You can simply use plastic cups and a popsicle stick. Pour the mango mixture into the plastic cup first. Next, add the coconut cream. Freeze the pops for two hours until they are semi solid. Then stick a popsicle stick into the mixture.



Waiting until the mixture is semi solid will ensure that your popsicle sticks stand up straight. Wait another 2-4 hours for the popsicles to fully freeze. To remove the popsicle from your fake mold simply run the plastic cup under cold water. Pull the cup off and you’ll have a perfectly “mold-less” mango popsicle.

Can horses eat ice lollies?

Yes! Horses can eat ice lollies in small amounts. Ice lollies are great for horses. If you are working your horse hard on hot days and they are sweating excessively an ice pop is a great way to rehydrate them! You can easily replace the electrolytes your horse losses during the workout through excessive sweating by rehydrating them with an ice pop.



Keep in mind that horses cannot have chocolate and gluten isn’t good for their delicate digestive systems. So the best kind of ice lollie to give your horse is a fruit based vegan ice pop.



Certain horses are prone to laminitis and need to be kept on a low sugar diet including older horses, ponies and Spanish horses (PRE, Lusitano and Andalusians). These horses should be fed sugar free or low sugar ice pops.



These mango popsicles are perfect for horses. I keep them in the barn and give one to my horse after a training session in the summertime. When making ice pops for your horse you can include a scoop of gatorade powder to further enhance their electrolyte balance.

Can horses eat ice pops?

Yes horses can have ice pops. Ice lollies and ice pops are essentially the same thing but for those who are looking up one or the other I wanted to answer the question twice. Horses can eat small amounts of low sugar ice pops to help replace the electrolytes and water they loose through sweating during workouts on hot summer days.



If your horse has trouble sweating and is a nervous drinker then the sugary fruit flavor of an ice pop can be a good way to get them to drink water at a competition!

Vegan & Gluten Free Mango Popsicles
Recipe details
  • 4  popsicles
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 5 min
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Ingredients

  • ▢ 2 C Frozen Mango
  • ▢ 1/4 C Coconut Water
  • ▢ 3/4 C Light Coconut Milk divided
  • ▢ 1 1/2 tbsp Agave Nectar divided
  • ▢ 1/3 C Vegan Plain Greek Style Yogurt
Instructions
Make The Mango Puree
Combine mango with 1/4 cup of coconut water, 1/4 cup of coconut milk and 1 tbsp of agave in a blender. Using a tamper to press the ingredients into the blade until the mango mixture turns into a smooth puree.
Pour the mango puree into the popsicle mold until it is 3/4th full or 75% full.
Make The Cream
In a small mixing cup combine the greek yogurt with 1/2 tsp agave and 1/4 cup of coconut milk. Stir until smooth.
Pour coconut cream into the popsicle molds until there is only 1/4 inch of room from the top.
Freeze The Mango Popsicles
Put the tops of the mold into the popsicles and place them in the freezer on a level surface for 4-6 hours.
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