Mango Lassi Popsicles are delicious and super easy to make with just 3 ingredients—fresh mango, Greek yogurt, and simple syrup. Creamy, sweet, and colorful, these tropical frozen treats will cheer you up and cool you down all summer long. It‘s a family favorite!
There’s nothing like a homemade popsicle to beat the summer heat! My kids absolutely love these fruit popsicles with fresh chunks of summer fruits, and this time, I’ve made another family’s favorite featuring in-season mangoes. If you love tropical fruits, you’re going to love these Mango Lassi Popsicles.
They are creamy, sweet, colorful, and bursting with a significant mango flavor! And I promise, they will cheer you up and cool you down, all summer long.
What is Mango Lassi?
A South Indian’s classic beverage, mango lassi is a creamy drink made with mango, yogurt, milk, sugar, and sometimes a sprinkling of spices like cardamom, ginger, or cloves. My family loves ordering mango lassis whenever we dine at our local Indian restaurants. So I thought mango lassi makes a great flavor for popsicles too!
These are basically mango lassis in popsicle form, the best of both worlds. It seriously cannot be any simpler.
How to Make Mango Lassi Popsicles
The Ingredients You’ll Need
- Fresh mangoes – You’ll want to use ripe, sweet mangoes for best results. Champagne mangos are a great variety.
- Greek yogurt – Because of its thicker consistency, it works better than regular yogurt in making popsicles.
- Homemade simple syrup (just sugar and water) — You can make this ahead. It’s handy to make a jar of simple syrup in the summertime, so you can make lemonade, iced tea, watermelon juice, iced matcha latte, and popsicles like this anytime!
The Cooking Steps
- Make the mango puree mixture in a blender.
- Next, combine the mango puree with Greek yogurt and simple syrup in a large bowl.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together more Greek yogurt and the leftover simple syrup.
- Now you have a yogurt mixture and a mango mixture. Place both mixtures in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes until they are a little more firm (for nice marbling).
- Add the mixture to your popsicle mold/cup, alternating between the mango mixture and the yogurt mixture.
- If your popsicle mold comes with the sticks, then insert the sticks and place them with the covers. If yours don’t have any cover, make sure to wrap each mold/cup with plastic wrap before you insert the craft sticks.
- Freeze the popsicles for 4-5 hours until firm.
Best Popsicle Molds & DIY Options
If you make a lot of popsicles in the summer, it’s worth getting reusable mold or pushup pop mold that comes with covers. Here are some of the options for the best homemade popsicle molds:
- Reusable Popsicle Mold. I have had these reusable Tovolo Groovy Ice Pop Molds for almost 10 years. They are BPA-free and come with reusable sticks and make classic beautiful shapes. You can also remove the popsicles easily from the molds. For smaller-size molds, these Zoku Classic Pop Molds come highly recommended too.
- Stainless Steel Popsicle Mold. The ONYX Stainless Steel Popsicle mold is commercial-grade and they make classically shaped popsicles. I’d definitely buy this one next time.
- Silicone popsicle mold like this or this.
DIY Popsicle Molds
- Small paper cups and wooden craft sticks.
- Recyclable small plastic yogurt cups and craft sticks.
Tips on Making the Best Homemade Popsicles
- Do not overfill your popsicle mold with the mixture. Leave about a quarter-inch space at the top of the mold before you insert the stick in or cover it with plastic wrap. The mixture will expand slightly when freezes.
- Make sure to insert your sticks straight, so it’s easier to remove them.
- Place your molds in the back of the freezer where it’s coldest.
Q: Can I skip the sugar?
Sugar reduces the freezing point of all frozen desserts. Without sugar, these popsicles become ice cubes. Also, you’ll need some sugar to balance the flavors of mango and yogurt.
Q: Why do you use simple syrup?
Because it is a liquid sweetener, it is much easier to blend into a mixture than regular sugar. Plus, it’s super easy to make and you can make a lot at once and store it in the fridge for cold drinks and more popsicles!
Q: How do you get homemade popsicles out?
Run the bottom of the popsicle mold under warm water. Give the stick a light tug and the popsicle should slide out easy. Don’t use any force or pull too hard. It it doesn’t come out, just run it a little longer under the water.
Q: Can you use store-bought mango lassi to make this?
I haven’t tried it myself, so I am not sure… If you’ve tried it, let us know in the comment below.
More Frozen Treats to Enjoy in the Summer
Mango Lassi Popsicles
Mango Lassi Popsicles are delicious and super easy to make with just 3 ingredients—fresh mangoes, Greek yogurt, and simple syrup. Creamy, sweet, and colorful, these tropical frozen treats will cheer you up and cool you down all summer long. It‘s a family favorite!
Servings: 6 popsicles + extra
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To Prepare the Mango and Yogurt Mixtures
To Make the Popsicles
Add the two mixtures to your popsicle molds or cups, alternating between the mango mixture and the yogurt mixture. If your popsicle mold comes with sticks, then insert the sticks and place them with the covers. If your molds don‘t have a cover, make sure to wrap each mold/cup with plastic wrap before you insert the craft sticks.
With scissors, snip a hole in the center of the plastic wrap on top of the molds. Insert craft sticks through the hole into each mold/cup. Place in the freezer for 4–5 hours until firm.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on August 4, 2013. It has been republished with updated content on July 17, 2023.