My daughter loves Rosanna Pansino and one of our pastimes is to watch Nerdy Nummies on Kids YouTube together. One day she made pureed watermelon popsicles using a Zoku. She said it’s the easiest thing in the world and it makes popsicles in 8 minutes. I was so excited I jumped on Amazon and got one. And here I am with mango yogurt popsicles.
You don’t have to pull out a big instruction booklet to figure out how to use the Zoku. You basically store it in the freezer and when you’re ready to use it, pull it out and pour in whatever you want to make and watch your popsicles come together! I’m kind of a minimalist when it comes to kitchen gadgets, but I thought the kids would really like this.
We started off making watermelon popsicles, then strawberry. And when my daughter had a stomach bug we made Gatorade popsicles to get her to take fluids.
But, when we pureed a mango one day and combined it with some yogurt and a little maple syrup…it was blog worthy! Definitely something I wanted to share.
I kinda had a feeling they would taste pretty good, so I went ahead and snapped some pics before they melted just in case. And yes! They are fantastic!
We have the Zoku that makes 2 popsicles at a time, so after I got some pictures, I handed my son the other one (while I was slurping up mine) and his eyes got big. He loved it.
First you need good mangoes. No sense in doing this if your mangoes are crappy. We used one that was really ripe. Probably wasn’t going to last another day or so. It was a large one.
So, take 1 large mango or 2 smaller ones and dice it up. Puree it in a blender or food processor.
Now, put 1/4 cup of yogurt in a small bowl and stir in 1/2 teaspoon of maple syrup.
With the Zoku, just follow the instructions. First, insert your sticks. When adding 2 ingredients, you want to spoon the first one in and let it sit in the “machine” for 3 minutes or so to set, then add the second and freeze for another 5 minutes or so.
I did the yogurt first, but I think next time, I will spoon in the mango first instead. It’s a little thicker so it would be easier to have on the bottom.
After your nummy popsicles are completely frozen, use the handy dandy twister thingy and remove them.
These mango yogurt popsicles were so much better than store bought! And I’m sure way less sugar.
Your kids and you will love these.