Reduce Fruit Food Waste – Simple Icy Poles

Last weekend a dear friend came to visit.  She came visiting bearing gifts – huge tray of mangos, blueberries, strawberries and bananas.

We are a big fruit eating family however not so much with mangos.  So what do we do with a tray of mangos?

As I have mentioned in an earlier post, I have been baking mango muffins which the family love.

However with this Autumn heat we have been having,  I had another idea – mango flavoured icy poles!

Into a blender went five peeled and seeded mangos and the last of the strawberry yoghurt that was soon to go off. 

Note** I am intolerant to dairy and prefer not using it for animal compassionate reasons but as my husband and daughter do eat some dairy, you will find it in our fridge.  As I hate food waste, I prefer to use the yoghurt rather than chucking it out.  I just will not be eating these icy poles however I will make some more with yummy dairy free coconut cream, for everyone later.

Once blended, pour the mixture into icy pole moulds and freeze over night.


Our Little One won’t eat mango fruit but gobbled TWO of these mango icy poles.  My first reaction was to limit her to just one until I asked myself “why”.  The yoghurt had very little sugar and besides, 85% of the ingredients was mango juice and pulp – no additives, no chemicals and no food colourings. Just healthy goodness.

My only tip is to use moulds that are designed better.  Ours are easily knocked over in the freezer or near small excited hands.


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