Chile-Lime Coconut Mango Pops

Chile-Lime Mango Coconut Pops recipe (via #vegan #dairyfree

Chile-Lime Mango Coconut Pops recipe (via #vegan #dairyfree
Hey guys!

Little known fact: I am only capable of starting posts with hey guyssss. They are literally the first two words that pop out every time I open a new draft. And then, like, 64% of the time I come back to the top and force a new opener. Or just add a bunch of sssssssss’s. Or swap in a super original spelling of hey. I’m kinda digging haaaaaaiii but sometimes heyyo slips out, too. Hihihi! Hehwoooooooh. Heyeyeyeye. Hajjjjaieyeewwww.

I’m drinking $4 wine. Hey guysssssss.

Anyway, these popsicles are so super simple that they leave me with almost nothing to drone on about — it’s hot. they’re cold. but also hot. because spicy. but not too spicy, because you add it after. or you don’t have to add it at all. i’m drinking $4 wine — so I’m just going to talk about a few thangalangs and you can chime in.


  1. Stranger Things. STRANGER THINGS! That score, that 80’s typography. That little Dustin guy! Are you watching?
  2. I’m going to Denver! We’ve got three days and very few plans so gimme all the places to eat and drink beers and stand up on a paddleboard and buy hipster things and otherwise spend time and money sans behbehhhh kthx.
  3. Instagram Stories I don’t even knowwwww. I’m so conflicted, you guys! I love Instagram, and I’ve just started loving snapchat (@thepigandquill) and now they have a love-child thing but it’s owned by Facebook and doesn’t have filters and everyone is already using it and there’s so much pressure. Are you about it? Should I be about it?
  5. Everyone’s fawning over a homogenized aesthetic curated by social media. (Pssst: including me.)
  6. I just signed up for a half-marathon in October (squee!) and am in desperate need of cross-training. What are you loving? Programs with kiddo care or that I can tackle during naptime would be mosht exshullent!
  8. I think we all know how I feel about The Bachelorette, but have we talked about this dress??? Swoondiggydiggy.
  9. York Peppermint Patties or Reeses?
  10. I’m drinking fourrrr dollahhhhh wiiiiiiine.

Spicy cool popsicles, dudes. Get ’em in your face.

   Chile-Lime Mango Coconut Pops recipe (via #vegan #dairyfree Chile-Lime Mango Coconut Pops recipe (via #vegan #dairyfree Chile-Lime Mango Coconut Pops recipe (via #vegan #dairyfree
(love this little pop shoot outtake! ♥)

Chile-Lime Mango Coconut Pops
Prep time
Total time
Makes: 10 popsicles
  • 1.5 cups mango juice
  • 1 can full fat coconut milk
  • 2-4 T honey or maple syrup (see note)
  • juice and zest of 1 lime, plus extra for serving
  • pinch sea salt
  • tajin seasoning, to taste (or other chile salt)
  1. Combine all ingredients in blender, beginning with 2 T honey, and blend until completely smooth. Taste for sweetness and adjust honey as needed. Pour mixture into molds (I use these). Freeze 30 mins. Insert sticks. Freeze until solid, at least 6 hours or overnight.
  2. To release pops, dip mold into warm water. (Store released pops wrapped in wax paper in a plastic zip-top bag in the freezer.)
  3. Immediately before serving, squeeze over more lime and top with a generous sprinkle tajin, if desired. Enjoy!
Update: when I originally published this recipe, I completely omitted the fact that I've made these several times with both honey and maple syrup, and the difference is nearly undetectable. So if you're looking to make these vegan (as advertised), the maple syrup route is for you. (I blame the $4 wine!) Cheers!

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11 Comments on “Chile-Lime Coconut Mango Pops”

  1. it’s okay if you start your posts all the same! it’s your tagline like emeril’s BANG or (random but this is the only example i can think of) nigahiga’s teehee.

    i’m still anti-instagram stories. what’s the point when there’s already snapchat? my brother showed me his feed, and all of the stories he can see are people just advertisements for their snapchats, lol.

    1. I have a signature? How very fly of me. People say fly, right? If not, can we pretend that’s my signature thing, too? I’ve totally abandoned stories, but it’s not because I’m on some soapbox about it. I just don’t have time for both — I barely have time to follow everyone fascinating on JUST one or the other! Ah, to be young again with few greater cares than the social projections of others. Rumor has it that can be me again in 16.75 years… 😉

  2. I can’t comment on most of the items, but I can on things to do in Denver! There’s so much amazing food there. I’ve only been back once since we moved, but I pretty much just ate my way through the city. Humboldt, Potager, Izakaya Den, Vesta Dipping Grill, Acorn. So many!

    1. Thank you, Anna! This is a belated response, but those all sound amazing. Totally intrigued by Acorn. Cheers to eating your way through our fave places — new and old. 🙂

    1. You are so right, Lien! In my wine-induced scribbling, I completely forgot to note that I’ve made these with both honey and maple syrup for the vegan adaptation. Editing the recipe now. Thank you so much for spotting that! 🙂

  3. These look delicious! Can’t wait to make them. 🙂 BTW- thanks for your tip on feeding your babe sardines. My little one absolutely loves them, and it’s become an easy dinner for us! 🙂

    1. This makes me SO happy, Cathy! Sounds like your babe is gonna be an “eater” just like ours. And yep, it’s saved us from a “what’s for dinner” predicament MANY times! Sardines. Who’da thunk it? 😉

  4. Hello from Israel! This looks like something to die for, especially in a hot humid Mediterranean summer. I only have one question- can I replace the mango juice with fresh mango? if so- how would do that and how many mango fruits would you use?
    thank you so much!

    1. Hello! I think fresh mango would be SO delicious in place of the juice. I would suggest pureeing (blending) it up until you about about the equivalent amount of “liquid” so it fills the molds similarly. Hope you enjoy!

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