These Mandarin orange mint pops are a combination we had never had before, but we ended up loving them. If you don’t have a popsicle mold, we used some sake cups, that I had at home, along with colorful paper straws as sticks, and I didn’t even have to cover the pops with a plastic film to get the sticks to stand up straight!

These Mandarin Orange Mint Pops are:

  • packed with loads of flavor
  • amazing and easy to make
  • refreshing and a satisfying treat

Mandarin Orange Mint Pops Recipe

Kristin Mataluni
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Course Snack/Dessert
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 1 can mandarin oranges drained
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint leaves thinly sliced
  • 1 pkg paper straws


  • Determine which type of cup, or container, you have, that you can use. Some good ideas are champagne flutes, small sippy cups, teacups, or cordial glasses.
  • Cut each paper straw in half at a sharp angle so that each half has a pointy end.
  • Layer three to five orange sections at the bottom of each vessel.
  • Fill the vessels to the top with apple juice and then sprinkle with fresh mint.
  • Stick the straw sections, pointy end down, straight through the orange segments at the bottom of the vessels, and they should stand straight up.
  • Put the popsicles in the freezer to freeze overnight.
  • Before serving, allow the pops to sit out for 5 - 10 minutes so that they melt enough that they can be easily removed from their molds.
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