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Tropical Mango Dreamsicle

With their tart, sorbet-like outside and smooth center, I love classic orange creamsicles. As I continue my popsicle obsession, I decided to experiment with my own variation. Using mangoes and lime, I made creamsicles with a tropical twist!

The tartness of the lime zest perfectly complements the sweetness of the mango and the creaminess of the vanilla ice cream. Replicating the ice cream center of a creamsicle proved extremely difficult (believe me I tried!) so instead, I opted for a swirl effect by alternating layers of mango-lime puree and ice cream.

If you love the flavor of fresh tropical fruit and want to learn how to make these exotic creamsicles,

!

Mango-Lime Creamsicle

Mango-Lime Creamsicle

Mango-Lime Creamsicle

Ingredients

  1. 2 large mangoes
  2. 2 limes
  3. 1 1/2 cups of store-bought ice cream
  4. 1/4 cup sugar

Directions

  1. Zest and juice the limes, reserving the zest and juice in a bowl.
  2. Dice the mangoes into small pieces: Cut the mango in half lengthwise. With a small sharp knife cut, score the flesh both horizontally and vertically. Pushing on the skin of mango, flip it inside out and cut off the flesh. Add sugar and mangoes to the bowl with lime zest and juice. Stir to combine.
  3. Place the mixture in a blender and puree until smooth.
  4. Fill the popsicle molds alternating layers of the mango puree with layers of the store bought ice cream.
  5. Place in freezer and wait patiently.

Makes 6 popsicles.


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Paromita Paromita 6 years
they break easily if the mixture is too soft
suziryder suziryder 8 years
This whole popsicle series is making me wish I had enough space in my teeny kitchen for a few popsicle molds!
allinavhcnerf allinavhcnerf 8 years
it looks really delicious! mango's so good too
Angelica Angelica 8 years
This looks positively dreamy!
Angelica Angelica 8 years
This looks positively dreamy!
L0neLyHeArT L0neLyHeArT 8 years
yummmm And this looks easy to do....!
L0neLyHeArT L0neLyHeArT 8 years
yummmmAnd this looks easy to do....!
jessie jessie 8 years
sounds and looks yum!
jessie jessie 8 years
sounds and looks yum!
dollyd dollyd 8 years
What if you used two different molds? Freeze the ice cream (extra cold so it doesn't melt when being transferred!) on a pop stick in small mold, then pull it out and put it in a bigger mold partially filled with the fruit blend? I have no idea if molds even come in different sizes or if this is something you already tried, but it was the first idea that popped in my head.Other than that the recipe looks delish - i LOVE mangoes!
dollyd dollyd 8 years
What if you used two different molds? Freeze the ice cream (extra cold so it doesn't melt when being transferred!) on a pop stick in small mold, then pull it out and put it in a bigger mold partially filled with the fruit blend? I have no idea if molds even come in different sizes or if this is something you already tried, but it was the first idea that popped in my head. Other than that the recipe looks delish - i LOVE mangoes!
justanerd1975 justanerd1975 8 years
Yummm I wonder if I could try it with Papaya? I guess so...
bibelot bibelot 8 years
This sounds delicious...can't wait to try it out! I think I've got an old popsicle mold in the cupboard....
ahappierdiane ahappierdiane 8 years
Yummmmm for days.
ahappierdiane ahappierdiane 8 years
Yummmmm for days.
cyrizzle cyrizzle 8 years
these sound awesome and refreshing!
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