Mango-Pineapple Creamsicles are a real treat for the summer heat! Mix up a batch to help you chill, tropical style!
What I really want is to be on a tropical vacation. However, I’m at home and, like most of the country (and the world, really) I’m hot! I decided to make a frozen summer treat – Mango-Pineapple Creamsicles – to help cool down.
What do you reach for when you want a frosty treat to chill out with in the summer? I’m a pretty big ice cream gal, honestly, but these creamsicles have won me over!
These creamsicles are really easy to make with mango juice as the main ingredient. I’ve recently discovered mango juice (so yummy!) and just read an article about the great deal Costco has on mango juice. I definitely need to check that out!
The combination of mango juice, fresh pineapple, plain Greek yogurt, and touch of creamy sweetened condensed milk makes these creamsicles dreamy and tropical.
You’ll have some extra sweetened condensed milk on hand, as you only need a bit for this recipe. Try one of these ideas for how to use extra sweetened condensed milk.
You know how sometimes when you make freezer pops they get a little “icy?” They seem to almost have freezer burn on them, but what’s really happened is that the water content separates from the fruit or cream and turns… “icy.”
You won’t get that with these creamsicles. These fruity frozen treats are smooth and creamy!
I always say that you should make recipes your own by adjusting the ingredients to suit your taste. These creamsicles are no different. There are a lot of options you could add to the mix. Consider the following:
- Mini white chocolate chips
- Shredded coconut
- Diced fresh mango
- Diced banana
- Diced fresh strawberries
- Pomegranate seeds
To make enjoying these creamsicles easy whenever the mood hits (and to fit more in the freezer), individually wrap them in parchment paper, pop into a freezer bag, then find a spot in the freezer to store them.
You’ll save on freezer space (no need to add the entire pop mold to the freezer) and you can make a second batch right away! Follow along:
Step 1: Make a batch of creamsicles and, once frozen, remove them from the pop molds.
Step 2: Individually wrap each creamsicle in parchment paper. You don’t have to be perfect, just loosely wrap them, including the stick.
Step 3: Tuck the wrapped creamsicles into a sealable freezer bag.
Step 4: Pop the bag in the freezer.
Step 5: Enjoy when the mood (or heat!) hits.
Step 6: Make a second batch as soon as you’d like.
Just as mango juice is delightful, fresh mangoes are fabulous, too. Use the fresh fruit to make my blueberry-mango salsa. It’s sweet and tangy (thank you, jalapeño peppers) and great this season.
It’s the weekend, so what better time to enjoy the outdoors if you can, and chill out with a frosty frozen treat? Enjoy these tropical Mango-Pineapple Creamsicles before the season is over!
Yields Makes 6, 3-ounce pops
5 based on 11 review(s) Ingredients Instructions Notes To make another batch of creamsicles and to save room in the freezer, follow the instructions under Make Ahead Idea in the post.
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Yields Makes 6, 3-ounce pops
5 based on 11 review(s)
To make another batch of creamsicles and to save room in the freezer, follow the instructions under Make Ahead Idea in the post.