Popsicles . . . it’s time to make popsicles. This is what I’ve been telling myself for weeks, months! But Todd, you’re a bartender. You can’t shake a popsicle. Not this time – not for the blog. Don’t worry, add some tequila, it will be fine. Say no more! I like my popsicles bursting with flavor, so for this recipe I added a ton of ripe mango. I grew up eating mango slices sprinkled with chile, so it was only natural that I do the same with these mango popsicles. Trust me, it’s the best flavor combo! I experimented with a few different kinds of chile: guajillo, ancho, and arbol, but feel free to have fun with it and choose your favorite.

Ingredients (makes ~10 popsicles):

  • 3 cups chopped mango
  • 3 oz lime juice
  • 3 oz agave
  • 3 oz water
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 1/2 oz tequila
  • chile powder for garnish

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-Use mangoes that are ripe and soft to the touch.
-Chop the mango. I like cutting large slices on either side of the pit and cubing the fruit so that it releases easily from the peel. Add the mango to the blender.
-Add the lime juice, agave, water, salt, and tequila to the blender. Puree the mixture until smooth.
-Pour the puree into the popsicle molds.
-Place the tray in the freezer. After approximately one hour, add the popsicle sticks. Freeze until solid.
-Once frozen, release the popsicles by running them under warm water for a few seconds.
-Dip the popsicles in chile powder to garnish.

(images by HonestlyYUM)