Cool off this summer with these tasty Mango Frozen Fruit Bars, they’re creamy, sweet, and made with only 4 healthy ingredients. They are the perfect treat to brighten ANY hot day!
You may have noticed lately that we’re on a tropical fruit kick with our soursop recipes (can’t get enough of that stuff!). Since it’s spring and gearing up for hotter summer weather, I am craving all things fruit, so we’re making all kinds of summertime recipes, including these mango frozen fruit bars that you can also make into popsicles.
These frozen fruit bars come together pretty quickly and can be prepared a few different ways: made into bars, made into popsicles, or scooped into a dish for a type of fruity frozen yogurt (dairy free of course)! We prefer making these into popsicles since it’s easier to eat that way.
Allergy notes for these mango frozen fruit bars/popsicles:
- Gluten free
- Dairy free
- Egg free & vegan
- Peanut free
- Tree nut free except for coconut (coconut is not considered a true tree nut)
How to make mango frozen fruit bars (and popsicles)
These dairy free mango popsicles are pretty easy to make, though they will take a few hours to freeze the fruit and bars. Here are the steps for making these frozen fruit bars (this is just an overview of the steps, the full recipe card is at the end of the post):
- Peel your mango, cut around the seed, cube it, and place it in a container or freezer bag.
- Peel your banana, cut it into 1/2 inch slices, and add it to the bag with the mango and place in the freezer until frozen through, about 4 hours. It usually helps to try arrange the fruit in a single layer in the bag or container for faster freezing.
- Once the fruit is frozen, break it apart if they are stuck together, and add it to a blender with the dairy free Greek yogurt and process until smooth.
- If you need additional liquid to make this blend well, you can add a little bit of canned full-fat coconut milk a little at a time to aid in blending.
- Taste your mixture and add a squeeze of lemon juice if it needs some tartness, or add a little bit of maple syrup or stevia drops if it needs additional sweetness.
- Pour this mixture into a silicone mini loaf or bar pan, or pour into a popsicle mold.
- Freeze until firm and serve.
If you have access to several different varieties of mango, pick ones that are a balance of sweet and tart. Most of the mangoes sold in my town are pretty sweet (I think they’re alphonso variety), but we have some small tart mangoes here as well that would probably be too tart for this recipe.
I’d stick with sweeter mangoes, but if you want more tartness, taste test your mixture after you have blended it and add a little squeeze of lemon juice if you need to add some more tartness to it, especially if your dairy free Greek yogurt it sweetened.
Can I use bags of frozen mango in this recipe?
If you want to make this recipe faster, you can just use bags of frozen mango cubes from the store, but I usually find that these don’t have as much flavor as I’d like since they aren’t always picked at full ripeness (maybe it depends on the brand).
So if you want to ensure that your bars or popsicles have lots of fresh mango flavor, I’d pick your own ripe mangoes, peel and cube them, and freeze them yourself. Unless you can get an amazing brand of frozen mango, you’ll be able to get the best flavor picking your own mangoes.
Updating this mango popsicle recipe
This recipe was originally created by Kirsten Burrows and featured on her website Treat Yourself Sweeter, and it has found a new home here on The Fit Cookie when she closed up her website.
We originally posted this recipe on our site in June 2018, but recently re-wrote this post, updated it, and adjusted the recipe on our website.
Here’s a little bit of what Kirsten had written about her mango frozen fruit bars:
Let me just say these took me to Bali, Thailand and cocktails on the Borneo beach. I am now obsessed!
OBSESSED! These are AMAZING – creamy, sweet, full of flavor, and not ONE thing that is bad for you. This is a recipe you need, like really, really need.
Hot days, crappy days, cold days, these are one of those things that can help magically fix your day.
Dairy Free Mango Frozen Fruit Bars (or Popsicles)
- 1 whole mango
- 1 large ripe banana
- ⅓ cup non-dairy Greek-style yogurt (preferably unsweetened)
- 1 ½ tablespoons coconut flake plus extra for decorating if desired
- Canned coconut milk if needed to aid in blending
- Splash of lemon juice or maple syrup, to adjust sweetness or tartness of this recipe
- Silicone mini loaf pans or popsicle molds
- Peel and cut the mango and banana into cubes, place in a freezer bag or container and freeze until frozen through (about 2-4 hours).
- It helps if the fruit chunks are arranged in a single layer to freeze in the container or bag.
- Once frozen, place the banana, mango, dairy free yogurt, and coconut in a blender and blend until it is smooth. Add a splash of coconut milk if needed to aid in blending.
- Taste test your mixture and add in a splash of lemon juice if you want more tartness, or a little bit of maple syrup (or stevia drops) if you want this a little sweeter. This will depend on your personal preference and the tartness or sweetness of your mangoes.
- Pour into silicone mini loaf pans or into a popsicle mold.. Sprinkle with additional coconut flakes if desired and freeze until frozen.
- Store in an airtight container in the freezer.
Kirsten Burrows is the former co-owner and photographer behind the recipe website Treat Yourself Sweeter. She lives in Melbourne, Australia, and works as a school teacher.