By Kelly Bogard
I love making treats for Butters. As we get closer to summer, I was looking for something to make for her – something that would not only fulfill her sweet tooth, but also not make her bounce off the walls like the average four-year old does when something fun is coming soon. Unfortunately, to go along with the fun is the Texas heat. So what could I do to make the unofficial start of summer fun? How about a peach popsicle?
These are not your average popsicles filled with sugar and things not even I can pronounce in them. They are a natural, yet yummy, treat that takes just a few minutes to put together.
As you can see, there is nothing artificial in these frozen pops. They are made with simple ingredients that are easy to find and good for you, too. It doesn’t hurt that my sweet girl loves fresh fruit and honey.
First things first. Wash and remove the stones from the peaches. Then cut the flesh into large chunks, skins and all. Add them to a food processor or blender and add the juice of one lemon. Puree until smooth.
Move the mixture into a measuring cup or container that you can use to easily pour into the popsicle molds. Finally, place the molds in the freezer to set for at least four hours or overnight. They will last in the freezer for about one week. They never last that long in my house because I leave them where little hands can reach in to get them.
As you can see, this recipe is an easy way to get your kids to give up the sugary sweets and go for something that is a bit better for them. Plus, they are great for cooling anyone off on a hot Texas day. I hope you all have a safe and fun Memorial Day holiday. From all of us at Texas Table Top, enjoy!
Recipe: Just Peachy Pops
Summary: Sweet frozen fruit treat for Summer
- 4 medium size peaches
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 1/4 Cups half and half
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. ground ginger root
- 2 Tbsp. honey
- Wash and remove the seed from peaches.
- Cut the peaches into large chucks and place in a food processor or blender.
- Pour lemon juice over the peaches.
- Puree until smooth.
- Add in remaining ingredients and pulse to combine.
- Pour into popsicle molds.
- Place in freezer to set for at least four hours.
Prep time (duration): 5 minutes
Set time (duration): 4 hours to overnight
Number of servings (yield): 10-12