What’s more refreshing than a mango lassi? My Vegan Mango Lassi Popsicles! The flavors keep to the traditional lassi with mango, and yogurt with a hint of sweetness, rosewater, and cardamom. It’s one of my all-time favorite treats.
You can use any vegan yogurt you’d like for this, but the tangier, the better. I used plain soy yogurt that has a little sugar in it, but you can also use unsweetened plain yogurt if you want to control the kind of sweetener you use. Stevia, monk fruit, agave nectar, date syrup, maple syrup, and even simple syrup made with vegan sugar would all work.
Are popsicles vegan?
The word popsicle is actually a trademarked term pertaining to a particular brand of frozen ice on a stick. In time, people used it as a generic term, that’s why we now use it to mean homemade popsicles or DIY ice pops.
So, not all popsicles are vegan—but you can make your own vegan version! Just make sure to replace the milk in any popsicle recipe with nut milk.
What is lassi?
It is a traditional yogurt-based drink that originated in India. The drink is a blend of yogurt, water, and spices. Additionally, you can use fruits like mango, which was my favorite before I went vegan. Sweet and mango lassis are comparable to that of a milkshake.
There are savory versions, but they don’t make great popsicles!
Is mango lassi vegan?
It’s always about the ingredients! In most regular Indian restaurants, they are not vegan because they will use dairy yogurt. But it’s easy to make at home.
You can make this drink plant-based just by using vegan yogurt. You can find your favorite because there are ones made with nuts, soy, oats, hemp, and more.
Can I make vegan yogurt at home?
You sure can! I use my Instant Pot to culture it, though you can use a yogurt maker or even culture vegan yogurt in your oven by the heat of a light bulb in the winter. In summer, you might not need any of that.
You can get my Instant Pot Vegan Yogurt with or without Soy recipe on my other blog, Plant Based Instant Pot.
What are some of the most delicious mango recipes to have in summer?
Healthy benefits of mango
Mangos are a good source of vitamin C, fiber, and pectin. It is said to help control high cholesterol levels. Another great advantage of eating mangoes is that it makes your skin glow. How? It cleanses from deep within and treats pores.
These are so simple to throw together. Recently, I learned an easy way to peel a mango and wanted to share it with you. It’s demoed in the video above. Once you cut the cheeks off your mango, use a glass with a thin edge to scrape the pulp away from the skin.
It’s so much faster than scoring the mango and then using a knife to slice the pulp off. I cut my mango cheeks in half lengthwise first to make it even easier. If you have a good mango tip, be sure to leave it in the comments so we can all be as smart as you!
I used my Tovolo rocket pop molds for these. You can use any popsicle mold you like to make these. They are a delicious and cooling way to have breakfast or a treat.
How long does it take for popsicles to freeze?
I’d say about 4 to 8 hours. Generally speaking, it depends on how thick you want your popsicles to be. It takes anywhere between 4 and 8 hours for it to be frozen solid. Make sure to set your freezer as cold for even more perfect pops.
Vegan Mango Lassi Popsicles
- Mangoes – make sure they are fresh and juicy, or you can use frozen
- Plain vegan soy or coconut yogurt – or your favorite vegan yogurt
- Agave nectar (or sweetener of your choice) – try date syrup because it will go great
- Rosewater – if you hate floral flavors you can leave it out
- Ground cardamom – this is what elevates this from a plain old mango pop
You could go off book and use any fruit you want in these pops. Try strawberries, blueberries, or something else you need to use up!
How to make these mango lassi popsicles
It’s so easy! Just add all the ingredients to your blender, blend until smooth. Then add to the popsicle molds and freeze for 8 hours!
Once frozen, if you are using a popsicle mold that lets you remove them individually, you can stash them in nooks and crannies in your freezer, then you’ll have room to start freezing your next popsicle. That way, you can stay cool all summer long!
More Summer Recipes To Try
- The Elvis Popsicle – Vegan Banana Peanut Butter Fudgsicles
- 7 Easy Vegan Homemade Popsicles
- 10 Vegan Blueberry Recipes for All Those Fresh Blueberries in Your Fridge!
- Slow Cook Your Kitchen Cool with 3 Vegan Refried Bean Recipes
- 1 1/2 cups chopped mango, about 2 small mangos
- 1 cup plain vegan soy or coconut yogurt
- 2 tablespoons agave nectar, or sweetener of your choice, to taste
- 1 teaspoon rosewater
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
- Add all the ingredients to your blender and puree until smooth.
- Fill up popsicle molds and freeze at least 8 hours. Run cold water over the molds to release the popsicles. Enjoy!
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Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 110Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 1mgSodium 18mgCarbohydrates 26gFiber 2gSugar 24gProtein 2g
Nutrition information is provided from nutritionix.com as a close estimate. If you have specific health issues please put the recipe information, including the exact ingredients you use, into the nutritional calculator your Dr. recommends.