Mango Dragon Fruit Popsicles (without mould!)

I’ve been seeing soooo many popsicle recipes online this past month! And I was so sad because I didn’t own a mould. I wanted to make popsicles so bad and finally could take it no longer. I was going to make some whether or not there were moulds (that’s a sign of desperation, guys). Once I got my hands on some Greek yogurt, I knew it’s time. As you would have known, this Saturday is Malaysia’s national day and I challenged myself to come up with 3 desserts that contain at least 3 of the 4 colours of the Malaysian flag. So for this installment, we have Mango Dragon Fruit Popsicles! Asian flavours aye. Besides the GREEK yogurt of course. Mango Dragon Fruit Popsicles 1

I sweetened the yogurt with some simple syrup. Not overtly sweet but just a tinge.Mango Dragon Fruit Popsicles 2

I know I could have used a blender for this part but I wasn’t feeling like washing a machine. It turned out good for me, though. Loved the end product with mango pulp. Texture! Mango Dragon Fruit Popsicles 4

A good plop of sweetened yogurt into this portion. Mango Dragon Fruit Popsicles 5

Aren’t these brilliant? I am always mesmerized by that psychedelic pink! That fruit sure has attitude. Just… don’t wear white when handling it. Like beets, they stain bad.  Mango Dragon Fruit Popsicles 6

The layering process begins. I wanted to keep this easy and simple. Red layer. Mango Dragon Fruit Popsicles 7

White layer. Mango Dragon Fruit Popsicles 8

Yellow layer. Mango Dragon Fruit Popsicles 9

And my purplish/blue! How did I get this colour? Blue pea flowers 🙂 Mango Dragon Fruit Popsicles 10

I wish I took these pictures during the day but we have desserts at night when it’s already dark. And it was one good dessert to have after a spicy dinner. Mango Dragon Fruit Popsicles 11

The layers look so rustic and amazing. Mango Dragon Fruit Popsicles 12

All this with no mould or special popsicle sticks. Just glasses and disposable chopsticks. Mango Dragon Fruit Popsicles 13

We each had one. Mango Dragon Fruit Popsicles 14

And I have another one stashed away in the freezer somewhere. All for me. 🙂

SCORE: 4 colours of the flag. Clever or not?

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Mango Dragon Fruit Popsicles (without mould!)
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Greek Yogurt
  • ½ cup Simple Syrup (melt ¼ cup Sugar in ½ cup water)
  • 1 Mango, peeled, pitted & pureed
  • ½ Red Dragon Fruit, peeled & cubed
  • 2 tbsp dried Blue Pea Flower
  • 2 tbsp Warm Water
  • 3-4 Glasses
  • 3-4 Wooden Chopsticks
Steps
  1. Soak blue pea flowers in warm water & set aside.
  2. Stir simple syrup into Greek yogurt.
  3. Divide yogurt into 3 bowls.
  4. Mix mango puree into 1 of the yogurt bowls.
  5. Mix the strained blue colouring from the blue pea flowers into another bowl of yogurt.
  6. In each glass or popsicle mould, drop cubes of dragon fruit.
  7. Drop 2-3 tbsp of plain white yogurt to create the first yogurt layer.
  8. Add a few more dragon fruit cubes.
  9. Spoon on 2-3 tbsps of the mango yogurt layer.
  10. Add more dragon fruit cubes and top that with the blue yogurt layer.
  11. Finish with the remaining dragon fruit cubes.
  12. Stick the chopsticks down the centre of the glass.
  13. Cover with cling film (if using glasses like I did) and freeze for at least 2 hours.
  14. To release popsicle from the glasses, just run some tap water on the outside of the glass for 10 secs or so. They will pop right out.
Notes
This recipe is just a basic guide. You can just as easily mix and match or vary your measurements.

Comments

  1. I love all those different color layers. It is very cool that those colors represent Malaysia’s flag colors.
    By the way, I thought dragon fruit is white inside. Your pinkish purple one is so nice and pretty.

    • Thanks Lokness! There are both white and red varieties of dragon fruit. 🙂 Some years ago, the white ones were popular but in recent years, we seem to only get the red kinds. Which I think is pretty cool and even sweeter. I was hoping the colours came through and after the freezing, the colours somehow became more vibrant. Love!

  2. I’m sad to say, I’ve never tried dragon fruit. It’s so pretty!

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