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Mango Basil Popsicles

Mango Basil Popsicles: the taste of summer in a sugar free frozen treat! These easy pops are gluten free, paleo, Whole30-friendly, and vegan.

Summer’s about to go away but I’m not ready to wave goodbye. Before I bust out the dutch oven and baking pans and everything else that signifies Fall, I’m celebrating every last inch of summer with these easy popsicles.

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Mango and basil may seem like a strange combo. Sure, these aren’t your average sugary, chocolate-dipped, bedazzled popsicles. But the combo of sweet, earthy mango finds a dependable friend in basil. The herb gives a little boost of complexity to these pops…I wasn’t sure about it at first, but I soon found myself craving the pair!

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Popsicles are super easy, which is why I’m posting another pop recipe so soon after my first (Chocolate Coffee Banana Popsicles)! As with those, I used some inexpensive popsicle molds and got down to business. Just 6 ingredients later, I think that these popsicles are perfect enough to share.

I mentioned in my last recipe that I started a photography business, and it’s been exciting and fun and all the wonderful things. I have more (slightly different) news this time. Just a couple days ago, I was the lucky participant of a group layoff at my (former) job, where 3/4 of my team were brought into a room and “let go” together. Fun times!

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After the shock wore off, I think it’s a blessing. Work was getting immeasurably stressful and I had been unhappy for months. This has just kickstarted my efforts to find a new job in my field. And in the meantime, I get to cook more, spend more time behind the lens, expand my skillset, and spend more time with the kitties. All positives! There are bright things in my future, and I have my sights set on companies I can be passionate about.

I slightly delayed posting this recipe because of all that. I forgot just how time-consuming a resume revamp and job searching can be! Now I’m taking a breather from all that to finish up this post and get it published for you. Enjoy!

Mango Basil Popsicles

Mango Basil Popsicles | DoYouEvenPaleo.net

Mango Basil Popsicles

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours, 15 minutes

Yield: 6 popsicles

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cubed mango
  • 1 cup almond or coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into six 2-ounce popsicle molds (my 2-ounce molds hold about 1/3 cup liquid each). If you have extra liquid, just drink it like a smoothie! Freeze for at least 4 hours.
  3. Run the molds under hot water for 10-30 seconds to release the popsicles from the molds. Enjoy!
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Chelsea

I'm Chelsea, the author behind Do You Even Paleo! I believe life should be full of flavor. I enjoy creating recipes that are nourishing, flavorful, and satisfying. When not experimenting in the kitchen, I usually have a camera, barbell, or mug of coffee in hand.