September 8, 2012

Vanilla Peach Popsicles

These popsicles will satisfy your sweet tooth while still being relatively healthy. They are full of peaches, and I cut down on the cream by using tart and tangy Greek yogurt. It gives the popsicles amazing texture and another dimension of flavor.

I happen to have popsicle molds, but disposable cups and popsicle sticks are a wonderful alternative. You can adjust the size of your popsicles by changing the size of the cup, and only the time needed to freeze completely will change. To unmold them, simply run the mold or cup under hot water until the outside melts enough to release.

Peaches and vanilla are a wonderful combination, and this is a delicious way to enjoy it! My popsicles are cold, creamy, sweet, and tart, and they are perfect for an after-school snack.

1/2 Cup + 2 T Sugar
1 Vanilla Bean
24 oz Peaches
2/3 Cup Cream
1/3 Cup Vanilla Greek Yogurt

Peel and dice the peaches.

Combine the sugar and 1/2 cup water in a small pot. Add the seeds and pod of the vanilla bean and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Chill and discard the vanilla bean pod.

Pulse the vanilla syrup and the peaches in a food processor until smooth. Strain; there should be about 3 cups. Whisk in the cream and yogurt.

Pour the base into popsicle molds or cups and freeze until solid, pressing in popsicle sticks if necessary when somewhat firm.

Recipe Adapted from Gina Marie Miraglia Eriquez

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