Fresh mangoes and raspberries, honey, and topped off with prosecco, these Mango Raspberry Bellini Popsicles are a perfect summer treat. Gluten-free, refined sugar-free.
The day we got married felt like one of the hottest days in July that Kansas City has ever seen. We were still living in NYC but decided to have the wedding in my hometown, a location that would make things more centrally located for our friends and family coming in from all over the country.
The fact that all our favorite people and loved ones were all in one place for that special day is still something that makes my heart overwhelmingly happy.
But the heat, and the humidity—let's not forget the humidity—were of epic proportions. I found myself saying to our visitors, "It's not usually like this," or "It gets hot here, but not usually this hot."
It's as if by saying this I was going to watch the sweat magically disappear from their brows and they would then tell all their friends back home that Kansas City is a wonderful place with really great summer weather. Really.
In the end, it didn't matter what the temperature was outside. There was so much love and laughter that day that not even the melt-you-into-a-puddle heat and humidity could have slowed us down.
It probably would have been nice, though, if I had given all our guests these mango raspberry bellini popsicles. Better six years late than never, right?
Currently only a week into our new home, we are still living amongst boxes, and more specifically, kitchen boxes. I did manage to find my blender, saucepan, and popsicle molds to make this boozy bellini pops.
Full of fresh mangoes and raspberries, sweetened with honey, and rounded out with enough prosecco to make it feel like the real deal, these popsicles are a celebratory treat.
As noted in the recipe, to make these vegan-friendly, I'd recommend sweetening with light agave. Agave tends to be sweeter than honey, so reduce the amount called for by about half or to taste.
So, join us today in raising a popsicle or two or three as we celebrate six years of marriage and the best of hot summer days. Because it's not usually this hot here. Really.
Want more mango recipes? Check out this delicious mango bread pudding from Eat at Our Table.
Mango Raspberry Bellini Popsicles
- ½ pint fresh raspberries 6 oz
- 4 tablespoons honey divided (If vegan, 2 tablespoons light agave, divided)
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 mangoes peeled and cut into chunks
- pinch of kosher salt
- 1 ½ cups prosecco
- In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, add the raspberries, 2 tablespoons honey, and water until the mixtures starts to bubble. Stir the mixture occasionally, mashing some of the raspberries with a spoon. When it starts to bubble remove from heat and set aside.
- While the raspberry mixture is cooking, put the mangoes, remaining 2 tablespoons honey, and a pinch of kosher salt into a blender. Blend until smooth. Add one cup of the prosecco to the mango mixture and blend once more until prosecco is incorporated. Add the remaining ½ cup of prosecco to the raspberry mixture once it has been removed from heat and cooled for a few minutes.
- Fill your popsicle molds by alternating 2 tablespoons of the mango puree and 1 tablespoon of the raspberry mixture until the mold is full. If your mold has a cover, place popsicle stick into each pop and freeze for 4 ½ to 5 hours. If you don't, allow popsicles to freeze for about an hour and then place the popsicle sticks into each one.
- You will most likely have a small amount of the mango puree left. Make a real bellini with the remaining puree and prosecco while you wait for the popsicles to freeze! Cheers!
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Sarah @ SnixyKitchen
The bellini was my first favorite cocktail ever - and now you've gone and made it into popsicle form?! You're my hero. ALSO - it sounds like you and I had almost the same wedding experience. It was 110 degrees and I just kept repeating "it's not usually like this" over and over again (I don't think anyone believed me!). Cheers to 6 years!!
Thanks, Sarah! That is hilarious, and, I totally believe you!! Our weddings will be that much more memorable to our guests, right? ;)
The first time I ever had a bellini I was like, "I'll take 5 more please". So good.
Alison @Food by Mars
Well, this looks ridiculously amazing... I want some now! Cheers!!
Haha, thank you, Alison!! :) Happy Friday!
Oh boy, bellini popsicles!!! I can't even begin to imagine how yummy they look and I am SO SURE they taste amazing. :)
But it's even MORE AMAZING is that you were managed to post a wonderful post while living amongst boxes. Love it, Tessa :)
Happy belated anniversary :)
Haha, thank you Pang!! I was kind of surprised myself that I was able to find what I needed to create a post! ;)
Traci | Vanilla And Bean
I'm laaate to the party, Tessa! Happy belated anni to you two! It goes so fast, in the blink of an eye. What a delicious way to celebrate! I love it! Mangos, are a favorite around here - I'm eating so many this summer now that I know how to cut them! hehe! Love these popsicles - your photography has me drooling!! I'm new to the popsicle making world, so I need all the refreshing ways to whip them up as I can get! Thaank you for this, Tessa!
Thanks so much, Traci!! Haha, I finally got good at cutting mangos the right way last summer and now I find myself having to learn all over again. But they are so good and are a favorite around here too. I would love to see what kinds of popsicles you whip up! :)
genevieve @ gratitude & greens
Happy anniversary, Tessa! These popsicles sound so cooling and refreshing, perfect for a Missouri summer. My boyfriend's family lives in STL and I know how hot and steamy it can get, eeek! I have never been to Kansas City but hopefully that will change soon :)
Thanks so much, Genevieve! How cool that his family is in STL - you definitely have experienced our summers then. If you ever get the chance to come over to KC sometime, you totally should! I'm always happy to make recommendations for places to eat. ;)
I love prosecco anything and these look so bright and delicious! When's our poptail party?! Happy anniversary, Tessa!
Thanks, Alanna! Oh man, wish we could have a poptail party, like, today. That would be so fun!
Happy happy anniversary! What delicious look treats to celebrate <3
Aw, thank you, Kathryn! <3
Christina @ Bake with Christina
Bellini popsicles? I'll take one, or two!! ;) Pinned!
Definitely take two! ;) Thanks, Christina!
Yummy! These are definitely going to be made at our house soon! Happy Anniversary! Yes it was hotter than Vegas at your wedding, but what an amazing and fun wedding!! Love you!
Thank you, lady! Hahaha, I'd say that sounds about right.
Maybe we'll have to make some of these for the upcoming girls weekend. :)
happy anniversary friend! i can only imagine how beautiful you and your entire day was 6 years ago. i definitely know how hot kansas city gets in the summer - when i was 17 i played in the us junior girls golf championship, and getting up at 5 am the temperature already soared to 96 degrees, and so humid!
raising one of these bellini popsicles to you and your love, and hope you're enjoying your new home. xo
Thank you!! :) Oh, you definitely know then! Crazy humid sometimes. Thankfully, growing up my early morning practices were in the pool. How did I not know you were a golfer?! That is so awesome.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend! xo.
Oh my goodness, these look SO delicious. I'm in love with both the flavours and the amazing colours - perfect summer treat! x
Thank you, Kate! I feel like these colors just scream summer. xo!