It’s a stretch to call these mango lime ice lollies a recipe, after all it’s just 2 fruits blended together with water and frozen. Nonetheless, the mango and lime come together to create a deliciously tangy cold treat.
The best part of this ‘recipe’ is that it has no added sugars, just the natural sweetness found in the mangos. The flavours aren’t exotic so they’d be a perfect treat for kids.
Use well ripened mangos, which are still in season and are sweet and soft. Taste the mixture prior to pouring into your moulds and adjust accordingly. Add more lime for extra tanginess, or if you feel it’s just a bit too bitter add some honey or maple syrup for added sweetness.
Mango Lime Ice Lollies
A healthy and delicious cold treat, these mango lime ice lollies are made up of just two ingredients. They contain no added sugars, just the natural sweetness found in mangos.
Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processer and blend until completely smooth.
Taste and adjust accordingly (Add more lime, water or a sweetener if need be).
Divide the mixture between popsicle moulds and freeze until completely frozen. If you are using wooden popsicle sticks, freeze lollies for 2 hours and then place the sticks horizontally in the middle of each lolly (the lollies will be frozen enough that the sticks remain upright without falling).
To release from the mould, pour water over the outside of the moulds until the lollies are released.
Nutrition per ice lolly: 105 calories | 26g carbohydrate (23g sugar) | 1g protein | 0.6g fat
If you do not have an ice lolly mould, use mini plastic cups or empty clean 100g yogurt cups with a wooden stick (you can even use a teaspoon as a stick!)
Zissy is the co-founder of Nutreats. A Wits University graduate, she earned a Bcom (Hons) (Cum Laude) in Business Management. She’s a writer, runner and passionate about the 3 f’s – food, fashion and fitness. When she’s not inhaling the latest news, trends and ideas you can find her in the kitchen figuring out how to turn a broccoli head into a meal.