Mango Coconut Chia Pudding Pops (Vegan)

Mango Coconut Chia Pudding Pops | Once Upon a Recipe


Oh, how I’ve missed you! I had not intended to be gone this long, but despite the fact that I jetted home from Thailand over two weeks ago, it’s taken just as long for my brain to return from vacation mode. Plus I was rather preoccupied with ridding myself of wicked jet lag, seeing all of the faces I’d missed while I was away, catching up on Game of Thrones, and getting my froyo fix (obvi). But I’ve finally returned to the kitchen and I couldn’t be happier. I bought a wok and some fun spices in Thailand and I took a cooking class there, so expect some Thai recipes very soon.

Mango Coconut Chia Pudding Pops | Once Upon a Recipe

Thailand was amazing! However, I’m going to save those stories for another post. Right now it’s time for popsicles!

When I left for my trip, Spring was just starting to make its presence known, and Summer still seemed to be eons away. But over a month later, I think we’re getting there. The weather may not be epic and wonderful (yet), but I am craving all the Summer things. BBQ. Watermelon. Ice cream. Picnics. Corn on the cob. Cherries. And popsicles!

Mango Coconut Chia Pudding Pops | Once Upon a Recipe

These popsicles were a bit of an experiment. I wanted to create a frozen treat that would take care of my sweet cravings, yet still remain somewhat healthy. And these little gems are just that. Chia seeds are a great source of healthy omega-3 fats and are very high in fibre, and they can help boost your energy, stabilize blood sugar, help with digestion, and lower cholesterol. Why wouldn’t you want all of those things? Better yet, these pops are so easy to throw together, and are customizable depending on your favorite fruit. I think strawberries, peaches, or raspberries would be delicious substitutions for the mango.

These pudding pops are creamy and satisfying, with just the right amount of sweet. Let’s jump into Summer, shall we? Mango coconut chia pudding pops for all!

Mango Coconut Chia Pudding Pops | Once Upon a Recipe

Mango Coconut Chia Pudding Pops

These vegan pops are extremely customizable, fruit-wise. Just sub in your favorite! Makes about 10 popsicles, depending on the size of your popsicle molds. 

1 can light coconut milk, well shaken

1/4 cup chia seeds

2 TBSP. organic cane sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

2 large ripe mangoes, chopped small

Mix together the coconut milk, chia seeds, sugar, and vanilla. Cover and allow to chill in the fridge for 4 hours to allow the chia seeds to expand. Layer the chia pudding and the chopped mangoes in popsicle molds, and freeze until firm (overnight).

Mango Coconut Chia Pudding Pops | Once Upon a Recipe


  1. OMG!!!! Yay for you being back! I loved all your IG’s from the trip. I cannot wait for Thai food. I am clueless when it comes to Thai food! Oh and yay for Popsicle season!!! I have magoes and chia seeds…. Seems like I will need to trek out to the store for the 4th time this week for some cans of coconut milk.

    • Thanks lady friend! Stay tuned for some Thai recipes – I’ll try to show you the way. And I hope you had the chance to try out these gems!

  2. Zubbles says:

    I’ve never thought to put chia seeds in Popsicles! Great idea! I made these tonight with pineapple. It
    like a virgin piña colada! (Sorta)

  3. Hope you had an amazing trip…and please do share some Thai recipes! : ) It’s finally not winter anymore and I could do with some popsicles. These are very creative.

  4. These look so refreshing! Cannot wait to hear more about your trip 🙂

  5. Yayyy!!!! Good to know you’re back and had an amazing trip!!!!!! Waiting to know more about your Thailand adventures! :* These pops are amazing! Just when I was getting in sync with the chia pudding trend you brought this amazing popsicle!!!!! It’s like breakfast on a stick and I can’t wait to try these!

  6. Thanks Amanda, following Samina’s inspiration, I am now eating 6 of these for breakfast every day and expect to be completely healthy very soon 🙂

  7. These just scream Summer and sunshine to me! Totally loving these pops!
    Can’t wait to hear more about your adventures!

  8. Love the texture of adding chia into popsicles! I will have to try this out this summer!

  9. These look delicious! And yay they’re Vegan : ) 🙂 : )

  10. Yum!

  11. Thanks Amanda for this recipe, my little princess would love this <3

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