These Creamy Peach Popsicles are the sweetest way to beat the heat this summer! You’ll love this delicious fruity recipe.
Creamy Peach Popsicles
Y’all, it’s too hot out there. These Peach Popsicles have been my saving grace this summer.
These little things are so freakin’ good, I’ve been eating them for breakfast on hot mornings lately, like breakfast popsicles.
Before you judge me, I ask, how are these any different from eating fresh, sliced peaches with Greek yogurt and honey for breakfast?
They’re not! Other than frozen, they’re sweet, creamy, fruity, cold and perfect. They taste just like peaches and cream.
Why you’ll love this recipe
You’ll love this recipe, for a few reasons:
- These Peach Popsicles are made with fresh peaches. You can also use canned or frozen peaches.
- Full of flavor, they taste like peaches and cream. Sweeten them to your liking.
- Enjoy them on a hot day for a cool treat!
If you’ve got a bushel of late-summer farmers market peaches, a tub of Greek yogurt and a bit of honey, sugar and cream, I urge you to mix these up immediately.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this recipe:
- heavy cream
- vanilla extract
- Greek yogurt
- fresh peaches
You can use maple syrup, agave, stevia, peach simple syrup or brown sugar to sweeten the mixture. Or skip the sweetener altogether.
Instead of cream, you can use half-and-half or whole milk.
Feel free to use frozen peaches or canned peaches if you prefer.
Best types of peaches
It’s always a good idea to check with local farmers’ markets or grocery stores to see what peach varieties are available in your area during the peak season.
Here are a few common types — you can use any of these in your peach popsicles:
- Freestone Peaches: These peaches have flesh that easily separates from the pit, making them convenient for eating and cooking. They are commonly used for canning, baking and grilling.
- Clingstone Peaches: In contrast to freestone peaches, clingstone peaches have flesh that clings tightly to the pit. They are often used for making preserves, sauces, and desserts.
- Yellow Peaches: Yellow peaches are the most common variety of peaches. They have a yellow or orange skin with a sweet and juicy yellow flesh.
- White Peaches: White peaches have a pale yellow skin with a white or cream-colored flesh. They are usually sweeter and less acidic than yellow peaches. White peaches are often enjoyed fresh and are a popular choice for desserts and fruit salads.
- Donut Peaches (Saturn Peaches): Donut peaches are small, round peaches with a flattened shape resembling a donut. They have sweet and juicy flesh with a unique flavor. Donut peaches are often eaten fresh and are great for snacking.
- Nectarines: While not technically a peach, nectarines are closely related and share many similarities. Nectarines have smooth skin and can have either yellow or white flesh. They are known for their sweet and slightly tangy flavor.
How to make Peach Popsicles
Here’s how to make this easy Peach Popsicle recipe:
- In a medium bowl, stir together cream and sugar until the sugar has dissolved. Stir in the vanilla. Add Greek yogurt to a large bowl and fold in the cream mixture. Whisk together until smooth and slightly frothy.
- Peel and slice peaches. Discard the pits. In a food processor or blender, puree peach slices with honey.
- Layer into popsicle molds, alternating between the cream mixture and the peach puree. Use a wooden skewer to create a marbleized effect.
- Add popsicle sticks and freeze overnight. Use lukewarm water to set popsicles free from the molds. Store in zip-top bags and keep frozen until ready to eat.
Tips & tricks
Here are some tips for making the BEST peach popsicles ever:
- Taste the peach puree after blending it with honey. Adjust the sweetness by adding more honey if desired. This will ensure that the peach flavor shines through in the popsicles.
- When layering the cream mixture and peach puree in the popsicle molds, use a wooden skewer to gently swirl the two together. This will give your popsicles an attractive marbleized appearance.
- Allow the popsicles to freeze for at least 3 hours, if not overnight, before removing them from the molds. This will ensure they are fully set and will hold their shape when removed.
- To easily release the popsicles from the molds, dip the bottom of the molds in lukewarm water for a few seconds. The slight warmth will help loosen the popsicles, allowing them to slide out smoothly.
More peach recipes
Roasted Peaches with Goat Cheese and Honey is one of my favorite desserts in the summer.
For an appetizer, peach salsa is absolutely delicious.
- 1 cup heavy cream, half-and-half or milk
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 2 large peaches or 3-4 smaller ones
- 3 tablespoons honey
In a medium bowl, stir together cream and sugar until the sugar has dissolved. Stir in the vanilla. Add Greek yogurt to a large bowl and fold in the cream mixture. Whisk together until smooth and slightly frothy.
Peel and slice peaches. Discard the pits. In a food processor or blender, puree peach slices with honey.
Layer into popsicle molds, alternating between the cream mixture and the peach puree. Use a wooden skewer to create a marbleized effect.
Add popsicle sticks and freeze 2 to 3 hours. Use lukewarm water to set popsicles free from the molds. Store in zip-lock bags and keep frozen until ready to eat.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1 popsicle
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 127Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 35mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 4g
This recipe originally appeared on Pretty Providence.