Spicy-sweet is a great label for this ice pop. The creamy sweetness of the mango blunts the heat of the jalapeno. We make one ingredient, the lime, play double duty by using both the zest and juice.
Credit: Illustration: Christina Harrison

Sweet mango is ideal for frozen treats because it's luscious texture doesn't get very icy once frozen. Blended juice, it's an especially tropical treat. But we're not stopping at the fruit and citrus. No, we're kicking it up a notch with bits of jalapeño. The sweet mango blunts the sharp heat of the avocado. You'll definitely get a warm tingle from the pepper, but it's a delight to eat. You will come back for seconds (maybe thirds). After all, they're only 50 calories a pop.

Credit: Illustration: Christina Harrison

3-Ingredient Jalapeño-Mango Tart

Don't turn your nose up at this punchy pop. The heat of the jalapeño and the floral fruitiness of the mango are a delightful pair.


  • 1 (10-ounce) bag frozen mango
  • 3/4 cup water*
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest + 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 seeded minced jalapeño


  1. In a blender, combine the mango, water, zest, and juice. Blend until smooth. Stir in jalapeno pieces.
  2. Pour into pop molds. Freeze for 4 hours or until firm.

*Water is a freebie ingredient.

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 pop)
CALORIES 50; FAT 0g (sat 0g, mono 0g, poly 0g); PROTEIN 0.6g; CARB 13g; FIBER 2g; CHOL 0mg; IRON 0mg; SODIUM 0mg; CALC 2mg