Oh. My. Blog. peeps. These are ridiculously good!!! Like, stomp your foot, slap the counter top, kind of good.
I did a really stupid thing yesterday. I went out to Walmart (ugh) to grab some wedding photos I had developed, as well as grab some more green plantains. Well, I went out before I had dinner. Hangry shopping is not recommended! I ended up buying a FULL case of mangoes. Pictures, picture frame, and a FULL friggin case of mangoes. That's it. The teenage checkout girl looked at me like I was a moron and I was so hangry that I just shot back the "you're a turd, ring through my damn case of mangoes" look.
Anywho, it could have been worse! Pre-paleo, Lord only knows what would have made it's way into our house during a hangry shopping trip. To be honest, hubby still has hangry shopping trips that involve running out to Macs at 10pm to buy chips and dip. He'll inhale the bag and then feel like a pile of garbage for the two days. Does. not. learn. C'est la vie lol. Okay, I'm way off topic. Popsicles. Mango popsicles!
So, this morning I was staring at this stupid case of mangoes not sure what the heck I'm supposed to do with them. Frankly, I avoided them most of the day in the attempt to will them away. Sadly, well now gladly, they remained. I did my shopping this afternoon and something compelled me to purchase a $2.00 popsicle mold. Thus, mango popsicles were born.
They are sweet and fruity from the perfectly ripe mango! They are also creamy and have a wonderful mouth feel from the avocado and coconut milk. To be honest, if you didn't want to freeze this mixture, it would make an amazing mango pudding! Well, let's get this going!
3 mangoes, peeled and diced
1 avocado, peeled and diced
1/2 cup coconut milk (it's extra creamy if you just take the top thick portion of the coconut milk)
2-4 tablespoons of amber maple syrup (depends on the fruit and how sweet you are used to. I did the 4 but would cut back to two on my next batch. The amber maple syrup gives it an amazing flavour!)
1 tablespoon vanilla
1. Combine all ingredients in the blender.
2. Pour into molds and freeze until solid.
3. To remove from mold, dip mold into hot water and carefully remove the popsicle.
This recipe made exactly enough to fill the cheap mold I purchased. It has seven (really?? seven?) compartments. If you have extra, feel free to eat it with a spoon, or your fingers, or just pour it directly into your mouth. I won't judge.