A cool solution: Mango Mint Flutie


For the past month Atlanta has been so hot that there are days that I’m convinced that I will melt.  With each day as hot as the last, I was forced to come up with ways of staying cool.  I would often visit the pool and sit in the water for hours on end just to beat the heat.  In between I stay hydrated by drinking lots of water, and when I need something different I turn to popsicles.  I love the instant relief that it brings, but always found that it has way too much sugar.  I remembered growing up as a child in Guyana my mum would often make a puree out of fresh fruit and freeze it and cut them into blocks for snacks.  We called this flutie.  I decided to reach back into my childhood and make mango mint fluties.  I used very little sugar in this recipe because I wanted a healthier snack, because I usually consume several of these per day.  I made this in a muffin pan because I was afraid to put my glass pyrex in the freezer, but you can place this in a 8×8 pan and then cut into blocks.  You can also scrape it with a fork and make granitas.

Mango Mint Flutie

2 medium ripe mangoes, skinned and chopped

4 mint leaves, chopped

1 cup water

juice of 1 lemon

4 tbsp sugar

Add all ingredients into a blender and puree.  Pour into a 8×8 pan and freeze overnight.  Cut into squares.  This can also be poured into a popsicle mould.

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2 Comments

  1. June 30, 2010 / 11:13 am

    I remember those days, flutie is the “bomb” I remember paying like 5cents for one block lol. I’m going to make this and substitute the mango for pineapple. Thanks for reminding me of those days.

  2. Damali
    July 2, 2010 / 10:11 am

    I’m gonna make this this weekend.