Mango Super Split Ice Pops

Who remembers Super Splits?! They've changed the name of this classic orange and creamy vanilla ice pop now, but making these delicious and healthy alternatives reminded me so much of my childhood I thought I'd name them after the classic!

This is  a quick and easy recipe, perfect for making with children of any age. There are lots of tasks children can help with. Scroll down to see!

My 6yr old using her Opinel peeler

This Mango Super Split Ice Pop has a similar look but quite a different flavour to the original, plus is a lot lower in sugar and a lot higher in health. In fact, these are a great way to disguise a healthy snack as a child's treat. They even contain a vegetable (don't worry, you'd never guess from tasting them!). My children help me make these, and the healthy element doesn't scare them off one bit.

The amounts here can be adjusted depending on what brand of ice pop molds you have. Mine are a smallish 4-pack bought in Lidl. You make need to double the mixture if you have larger molds.If there is any extra, you can drink it as a tasty smoothie!

Mango Super Split Ice Pops

Ingredients

200g Fresh Ripe Mango, peeled and diced

100g Cooked Carrots, diced

100ml Orange juice (freshly squeezed if possible)

Zest of half an orange

4 tblsp Natural Greek Yogurt

2 Tsp Maple Syrup

Method

If making with children, get them to help with peeling and chopping the ingredients (use an age appropriate safety knife such as the Trakniv or Kiddikutter for younger children, or the Opinel safety knife for age 7+). Squeezing orange juice and grating orange zest are also great kitchen skills practise for children even from 2 years of age.

Add the mango, carrot, orange juice and zest to a blender and blitz for about 5 seconds until smooth. Mix the yogurt and maple syrup together in a small bowl. Fill the ice pop molds to about 3/4 full with the mango mixture, then top off with a dollop of sweetened natural yogurt. Make sure to leave a little space for the mixture to expand in the freezer. When all the ice pop molds are filled, freeze for minimum 5 hours until solid, then serve!

 

I hope you enjoy this recipe. If you try it, let me know how it goes, or tag me @messchef.ie in your instagram photos