A couple of months ago I was out at Eeyore's birthday here in Austin.
Yes... we celebrate Eeyore's birthday here. It's quite a thing, actually.
Anyway! It was pretty warm out that day and there was a vendor selling some rather interesting sounding homemade organic local popsicles. One of the flavors on the list was a mango chile flavor.
Of course, that's the one that I ordered! Unfortunately, they were all sold out. Ergh!
Well, it sounded easy enough. I've made my share of popsicles in the past so I thought I'd try my hand at this mango chile one too!
This is definitely a play on sweet and heat or sweet and sour. The flavors from these popsicles easily hit just about every point of differing tastebuds within your both.
The mere thought of them makes my mouth water a bit!
The first time that I made these, they were just a little flat. So, the next time I decided to add some lime juice to brighten up the flavors. Perfect!
While the mixture may sound a bit different, I promise these are pretty outstanding.
When making these, I wanted the flavors to change a bit through the popsicle, so I kept the bottom (or top depending on how you're looking at them) a little more spicy and with larger chunks of fresh mango. The opposing end was left rather sweet and sour with the combination of lime mango and lime.
I told you, these bad boys will tickle all your taste buds!
My popsicle mold makes about 6 of these, but every mold is sized differently. So please, just keep that in mind!
Mango Chile Lime Popsicles
Servings: 6 • Size: 1 Popsicle • Calories: 70.6 • Fat: 0.4 g • Carb: 18.3 g • Fiber: 2.2 g • Protein: 0.6 g • Sugar: 15.6 g • Sodium: 4.5 mg
3 Large Ripe Mangos, Peeled, Pitted & Cubed
3/4 Tsp. Chili Powder, Divided
1/8 Tsp. Cayenne, Divided
2 Tbsp. Water
2 Tbsp. Fresh Lime Juice
Combine 1/3 of the cubed mango in a small bowl with 1/2 tsp. of the chile powder and about half of the cayenne.
Puree the other 2/3 of the mango, the remains of the chili powder and cayenne, water, and lime juice together in a food processor or blender until perfectly smooth.
Place about 2 tbsp. of the cubed mango mixture into the bottom of the popsicle mold and then top with the puree.
You may want to tap the mold carefully a few times on the countertop to help get rid of any air bubbles.
Place the popsicle sticks into the fruit.
Mine stood on their own and didn't need anything to help hold them up.
Freeze for 2-4 hours or until frozen solid.
Remove from the mold carefully and enjoy!
I added a bit of low sodium tajin seasoning to mine as I ate it.