Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Chunky Peach Popsicles


Boy, do I ever have a ton of popsicles ideas. Life is going to be popsicle-licious over at dis' here blog for awhile! I'm so glad I bought popsicle molds, I can't stop using them. Homemade popsicles taste soooooo much better than store bought, I can't believe I ever wasted my time with pre-made's.

Peaches were on sale last week, so I picked up a couple of pounds to do something with. I wasn't sure what, but something was going to happen. I tossed around ideas for Peach Cobbler, saw a recipe for Peach Panna Cotta (I'm probably still going to try that one!), and contemplated a Peach Barbecue Sauce (that one's probably still going to happen, too). My brain was shouting popsicles during my research period however, so that's how these popsicles came to be.

I left about a cup of chunky peach puree reserved from when I processed the peaches to add at the very end, thus ending up with chunks of peaches in the popsicles. So yummy and refreshing. Popsicles are also one of the most easiest treats to make, with very few ingredients, for those of you with time crunches.

Now, my next couple of popsicle recipes are going to be for adults only. I think you know what that means (whip out the booze!) ;)


Ingredients (makes 8 popsicles):

3 large peaches, halved and pitted
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

1. In a food processor, pulse peaches until texture is chunky. Reserve 1 cup of chunky peaches.
2. Add orange juice through vanilla to the food processor. Process until texture is smooth. Move peach mixture to a pourable container. Stir in chunky peaches.
3. Fill popsicle molds. Stick a popsicle stick in the middle, and freeze for 4 hours, or until solid.

Recipe courtesy of Delish

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