This is a sad post because it's the last part in our Happily The Martinez Peaches Four Ways series. Be sure to check out her posts on how to use these tasty summer peaches we've got.
Today, we're talking Popsicles. Which are rather underrated. Well, at least I underrated them. They're so stupidly fun to make cause there's almost nothing to it. Especially when we're thinking about fruit. There are endless options for mixing and matching or just keeping it simple. When I think Popsicle I think creamy and fruity. So that's what we're after. A blend of creamy peaches and strawberries. But layering them makes them all the more fun! I know it's a bit different than my typical rich and decadent desserts, but when it's hot and you're poolside, you don't want rich and decadent; you want light, fresh, flavorful and cold. So let's make popsicles together...
Well, before I get into it make sure your check out our other three #HappilyTheMartinez peach recipes!
Peach Swirl Homemade Ice Cream
Peach Lemonade (cocktail)
Peach and Pecan Summer Salad
Okay, now let’s begin. Cut up two or three peaches.
Place the peaches in a pot and cook them over medium heat, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes.
We're doing this for two reasons.
1) we want the peaches to be their absolute sweetest, so cooking them brings all the sugars to the surface
2) we don't want icy popsicles, so we're cooking them to evaporate as much of the water in them as we can.
We're gonna do the same thing with the strawberries. You'll want about 2 cups of strawberries.
Now that your fruit is sweet and cooked down, wait for them to cool down. I just kept them in the fridge until they weren't hot anymore.
Then it's time to blend.
Blend your peaches with 1/2 cup yogurt. I used Greek God's Greek Yogurt because of how thick and creamy it is and it's sweetened with honey.
And do the same with your strawberries (you could blend everything together but I wanted distinctly different flavors + layers)
Okay now grab your popsicle mold. I got mine off Amazon and it holds 10! Plus it's white and is silicone.
Here is an affiliate link to the one I got.
Time to pour. Fill each cavity alternating between strawberry and peach until they're all full.
Place the lid on
Place the popsicle sticks in and place them in the freezer for about 4 hours, or until completely frozen. My popsicle mold came with sticks and self-seal plastic bags to store the pops in when they're done!
All that's left is to pop them out and enjoy (lol that I already ate one)
If you make this recipe, and I hope you do, take a photo and tag me @MartinezMade_ on Instagram or use the Hashtag #MartinezMade. It'll make my day!