Aren’t sweet, juicy, ripe peaches wonderful? They smell like summer to me. I think fresh peaches are my favorite fruit. So today I thought I would make popsicles featuring peaches combined with yogurt, almond milk and almond extract to make a frosty cool treat.
As we head toward the last official weekend of summer you might be wondering why I’m still making popsicles. In my opinion you can never have too many recipes for peaches, so this is one more little way of enjoying them while they are still plentiful juicy and sweet. I have a feeling there may be a few more peach recipes popping up here before peach season is over, because I’m not done with them yet. Just like I’m not done with summer yet, either. There’s plenty of time before we get swept away by all the apples and squash starting to appear at the Farmer’s Market—-much too soon for me.
In the fruit bowl in my kitchen are some peaches bought recently at the market. They are ripening quickly, so I decided to experiment with another flavor of popsicle. That’s how I came up with this combination that features peaches mixed with almond milk, a little sugar, yogurt , and almond flavoring. Not too sweet, I let the tanginess of the yogurt assert itself. We found them to be very light and refreshing.
Just a side note here: I noticed just recently that a variety of popsicle molds are being put on clearance in some stores, now that the end of summer is near, so this is a good time to get one if you been thinking along those lines, but have hesitated, wondering how much you will really use it. If you would like to try these, but don’t have a popsicle mold you might try pouring the mixture into paper cups. Put them on a tray or in a small baking pan and freeze them. When they are partially frozen, insert the sticks, and continue with freezing until firm. To eat, just peel away the paper cup, or run the cup under hot water briefly until it slips off.
PEACHES AND CREAM POPSICLES
Yield: depends on size of molds. I got 8 with mine.
- 3 medium, ripe peaches
- 1/2 cup 2 % Greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup sugar, or your favorite sweetener
- 1/3 cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 tsp, almond extract
- 1/8 tsp salt.
1. Halve and pit the peaches. Cut into rough chunks and place in the blender container. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth, scraping down the sides of the blender as needed.
3, Divide the mixture evenly into the popsicle molds, or disposable paper or plastic cups. Insert the sticks and freeze until solid, at least 5 to 6 hours.
SOURCE: a Carolyn Original