The SFPH: Peach Popsicles 2 Ways

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Balazs and I are admittedly kids at heart. We love candy, chocolate and all things that give you a huge sugar-rush. The thing is that I tend to feel guilty for eating way too much sugar. So my new go-to-summer-treat is homemade popsicles! They keep us cool, sweet and healthy.

Since peaches are in season, I wanted to make some use of them and I whipped up a tray full of yummy popsicles two ways over the weekend. Balazs doesn’t like yoghurt so for him I went with a yoghurt free version which is pretty much a peachy-sorbet and for myself I did a mix of the two. (So delicious and super easy). It took me tops 10 minutes with the washing up – promise!

We filled our freezer and from now on each time we fancy a treat, we just have one or two - totally guilt free:)

Here are both of the recipes if you want to try them.

Peach popsicles 2 ways!
(Adapted from Laura - The First Mess)

Ingredients for peach-yoghurt popsicle mix:
* 2 large peaches, pitted, peeled and sliced
* juice of half a lemon
* 5 tbsp honey
* 3/4 cup thick, plain yogurt or Greek yogurt if you prefer
* 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

* 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Ingredients for peachy sorbet popsicle mix:
* 4 large peaches, pitted, peeled and sliced
* 4 tbsp honey

* 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Extras:
* popsicle moulds

Instructions for the peach-yoghurt popsicle:
Place the precut and peeled peaches and 3 tbsp of honey in a small saucepan and cook them over a medium heat for about 4 minutes until slightly softened. Once softened, place the cooked peaches and lemon juice in a food-processor and blend them together until smooth. Set aside to cool. Stir remaining honey and vanilla extract into the yoghurt until thoroughly combined. Layer the cooled peach puree and sweetened yoghurt in the popsicle moulds until you reach the top and freeze for a few hours or overnight. Ta-dah!

Instructions for the peachy sorbet popsicle:
This one is easy-peasy. Simply place the precut and peeled peaches and 3 tbsp of honey in a small saucepan and cook them over a medium heat for about 4 minutes until slightly softened. Once softened, place the cooked peaches and the remaining honey in a food-processor and blend them together until smooth. Set aside to cool for a few minutes. Transfer the peach puree into the popsicle moulds and freeze for a few hours or overnight. Ta-dah!

Note: The honey amount might vary due to the sweetness of the fruit. It’s always a good idea to taste it while mixing so you adjust the sweetness to your liking.

Here is the peach-peeling trick I used: The best way to peel peaches is the same as for tomatoes. Dip them briefly into boiling water (around 10 seconds for a soft fruit, 30 seconds for firmer ones) before cooling in cold water and draining. The skin can then be easily removed with fingers or a knife.

Lovelies, what's your favourite summer treat? Or your favourite fruit? Do you like ice lollies? Would you try those? xo


P.S: Also, two more simple food pleasure hour recipes you might like.

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11 comments:

Dancing Branflake said...

That sounds so good! You guys!!!! I'm loving this series!

Tinacious Me said...

oh my gosh, this looks so good! thanks for the recipes!
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Diana Mieczan said...

You're such a sweetheart, Tiffany. Thank you!

jo jo jane said...

this looks awesome. it looks pretty easy too, i might try it.

HiLLjO said...

I watched Hell's Kitchen last night and now I want a grilled peach. I wonder how those would be as a popsicle?!

Alexa said...

Ah we just got a huge bowl full of fresh peaches...so now I know what to do with them!

Diana Mieczan said...

Jane, it really is super easy:)

Diana Mieczan said...

HiLLjO, oh boy, I LOVE Hell's Kitchen and grilled peaches. Hmm..that is a good idea. I am going to try and let you know:) Thanks!

Patricia Villamil said...

wow just like that! Totally making this!

Mal said...

Yum, these sound like the perfect summer treat!

Mal @ The Chic Geek

Diana Mieczan said...

Patricia, you are awesome:)

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