Peaches and Cream Pops

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I'm Erin Allmann. I love family, friends and food. A lot. I live in a teeny, tiny apartment in a place called Paradise with a wonderful boyfriend named Brett who cooks much better than I do. We both happen to be fantastic at eating and whenever we're not doing so, (which isn't all that often), we try to stay occupied outdoors. We're also two of the biggest nerds you can ever find, so excuse the occasional o-chem, bio, Harry Potter, or Star Wars reference.

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Yaayy, it’s popsicle season! It’s also peach season (-ish? Right? All I know is they are everywhere and so delish!) Now, I haven’t ever made my own popsicles at home. I’m really more of an ice cream kind of girl. But I’ve seen so many pictures of delicious looking popsicles everywhere, especially floating around pinterest (biggest time waster of my life–I’m obsessed) and I just knew that this summer I’d have to give it a try.

One small issue: I don’t own a popsicle mold. And given the teeny tiny kitchen we have and the even smaller amount of storage space (and the fact that our kitchen storage already overflows into the rest of our itsy-bitsy studio) buying some is kind of not realistic. Even if they’re small. And they would stay in the freezer. Man I really want some. On my first attempt at making these, I rigged up a little something with parchment paper and a beaker. Um. Don’t try it at home, folks. Learn from my mistakes. Shot glasses + ice cube trays = perfectly awesome popsicle molds.

Peaches and Cream Popsicles

I made a half recipe of these, and I’m going to go ahead and assume that normal folks own more than one shot glass and therefore would like to make more than one larger size pop and 12 teensy-tiny ice cube size pops. The recipe I’m giving you below would make 6-8 shot glass sized popsicles (depending on how big your shot glass is) or 26-30 ice cube sized popsicles.

giant popsicle!!! (just kidding!)

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sized ripe peaches, cut up
  • 1 cup plain yogurt (the thicker the better; greek would be fabulous here)
  • 2-3 tbsp honey; divided.
  • popsicle molds, ice cube trays, shot glasses… you get the idea.
  • Sticks, such as popsicle sticks, toothpicks, or bamboo skewers, depending on size mold you choose.

Instructions

  1. In the small cup, put both of the peaches and one tbsp of honey.  As long as your peaches are ripe, they should blend right up using the cross blade. Blend until smooth and then set aside.
  2. In a tall cup, place one cup of yogurt and 1-2 tbsp of honey, depending on how sweet you like your yogurt. blend with the crossblade until honey is incorporated. No need to rinse the crossblade between the peaches and here. Woohoo! (P.S., you could totally use sweetened yogurt if you’d rather, we just always buy plain because it’s more delicious and you can regulate the amount and type of sweetener you use. But this would work well with vanilla yogurt, too if you like that, just skip adding honey and save yourself a cup! no need to blend!)
  3. In your popsicle-mold-of-choice, layer two spoonfuls of peaches, followed by a two spoonfuls of yogurt. The yogurt will be less dense than the peaches and will float on top. If you want to be adorable and make a cute pattern, stick this in the freezer for an hour or two and then repeat the layers again; peaches and then yogurt. (you could omit this and make only two layers; a bunch of peach on bottom followed by a bunch of yogurt on top, which is what you’ll do if you make ice cube size pops like me)  Freeze for another hour and then stick in your sticks and freeze until solid. To unmold, run under warm water for a few seconds and pop out using the stick.
  4. Eat and Enjoy! P.S.: if you notice, these pops are made of basically just peaches and yogurt. Which, if you’re wondering, makes them perfectly acceptable to eat for breakfast.
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