Mango Lassi Popsicle

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In Kolkata 7 out of the total 12 months are hot and humid. Even now when the monsoon is here, the humidity is around 80% with temperature in mid-30s. This makes life very difficult at times. We constantly feel depleted of energy and thirsty all the time. Especially kids who know nothing about sitting at one place and not running around. 

Now we as a family were big lovers of all types of Colas and soft drinks. We loved every brand especially the colourless ones were our favourite. Every year till now we have kept our stock all through summer to reach out for a pour every time we needed something to drink. But not any more.  in lieu of the water crisis and the irresponsible use and wastage of water in the soft drinks industry, we have decided not to drink any soft drinks from now on. Rather we would make more of my homemade drinks and the natural frozen treats that we make during summer. 
I made a detailed post of about a few of our favourite popsicles in THIS POST.  Today am posting one of my favourite one, the mango lassi popsicles with homemade yoghurt and homegrown Mallika mangoes that my brother sends over every year. There is something reassuring in enjoying things that are homemade and you know what went in. 

The recipe is pretty straight forward, involves no cooking and uses only three ingredients. So go check the recipe and make some for yourself.

Mango Lassi Popsicles
(Makes 6)

Mango pulp: 1 cup (I used 2 Mallika mangoes) *Please see notes
Thick Greek style yogurt: 1 cup (I used 11/2 cups of my homemade yogurt and strained it in a muslin cloth overnight in the fridge)
Condensed milk: 4 tbsp

Peel and take the flesh from the mangoes. Whizz it in the mixer to make it smooth. The mangoes I used were very very sweet so no extra sugar was added. You can add honey or any sweetener of your choice.
Whip the yogurt really well then add the condensed milk. Mix again. 

Fill one-third of your popsicle moulds with the mangoes first, tap it to remove all the air bubbles. Chill it for 30 minutes in the freezer then layer with the other mixture and fill the other third. Chill again for 30 minutes and then fill the mould with the rest of the mixture.
I used 2 parts yogurt one part mango in 3 moulds and 2 parts mango and 1 part yogurt in the other 3.
Chill overnight in the freezer and warm the moulds with your palms before taking them out.

A Homemaker's Diary:
  • Add honey or any other sweetener to the mangoes if they are not sweet enough. Generally they would taste less sweet when frozen.
  • You can use any other fruits like cooked down berries or even mashed banana with some melted chocolate instead of mangoes.

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