This post was sponsored by Bai®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I always loved popsicles growing up. Nothing was more exciting than racing home on a hot day and grabbing a popsicle from the freezer to cool off with. When I had my tonsils removed after college, I became an expert at making my own popsicles instead of relying on overly sweet store-bought varieties. My favorite combination I created during that time was a creamy coconut mango one that was bursting with coconut cream and frozen mango.
Although I’m 5 years past having my tonsils out, I still enjoy a homemade coconut mango popsicle. These days, I’m substituting full-fat coconut cream for Bai® Coconut Molokai water and coconut milk to add some thickness.
My initial fear with these was that they were going to be grainy and icy cold, but with the addition of the coconut milk and the bold-flavored Bai Molokai Coconut drink, these came out just as good—if not better—than my homemade coconut mango popsicles of years past.
On the hot days like we’ve been having lately, a popsicle is just the thing I’ve been craving to quickly cool me off after a morning run (did I mention that these have no artificial sweeteners and are low cal because this Bai drink only has 5 calories?!) or after an afternoon meeting. These popsicles are so easy to make, which is surprising because they produce such a complex flavor punch in the final product.
You get all the best flavors of freshly cracked coconut and ripe mango, but then it’s creamy and slightly tart from the addition of a small squeeze of lime. Plus, Bai gives these popsicles a better-for-you boost with an added bonus of antioxidants. The recipe only has five ingredients, so picking everything up at my local Kroger is a breeze if you decide to make these on a last-minute trip to the grocery store. Bai and Kroger have even made it easy on you with the inclusion of Myxx, letting you not only leverage pre-made recipes, but add ingredients straight to your online shopping cart! Head HERE for even more Bai-inspired recipes that are Kroger Clicklist friendly!
These popsicles are packed full of coconut flavor without the addition of artificial flavors because of the Coconut Molokai Bai I picked up on sale at Kroger. These are all-natural and flavor-packed popsicles ready to be made this week for your next gathering or just average hot summer Wednesday afternoon. And if you’re just in the mood for a refreshing beverage? Bai’s got you covered there. And with just 5 calories and one gram of sugar per serving you’ll feel like you’re indulging without any of the guilt!
9 ounces Bai Coconut Molokai drink
¾ cup light yogurt
½ cup light coconut milk
2 cups frozen mango
½ cup orange juice
Granola, shredded coconut, real mango
In a blender, Bai Molokai Coconut with the yogurt and the coconut milk and blend until well combined. Remove from blender, set aside and rinse out the blender.
In the clean blender, combine the frozen mango with the orange juice and blend until smooth. You may need additional orange juice so you can thin out the frozen mango.
In a popsicle mold, pour both the coconut and the mango mixture in together at the same time to create a marbled effect or you can create stripes by alternating mixtures and freezing for about 30 minutes between each new layer.
Before the popsicle is completely frozen is a good time to add additional toppings. I like to sprinkle some granola in the tip of the popsicle mold or toss some shredded coconut on the base of the wet popsicle.
Freeze for a total of 90 minutes before serving.