Jen Farr: Hands On Kitchen


Peaches and Cream Popsicles

Summer on a Stick

by: Jen Farr
Peach popsicles

Our current food obsession is peaches. When peaches are in season they are remarkably sweet, soft, and delicious. In fact, this is one fruit that I never purchase out of season, because it's always so disappointing. When it is peach season we take full advantage and find different ways to eat them almost every day. Since peaches have a firm flesh they are perfect for grilling and adding to a salad, and don't be afraid to freeze fresh peaches. Simply slice them and place in a single layer on a baking sheet, then pop the sheet in the freezer. Once the peaches are frozen, transfer them to a freezer friendly container and bring them out again to enjoy in the winter. This year I wanted take the classic combination of peaches and cream makes something special. These peaches and cream popsicles are an end of summer delight for the whole family. 


Peaches and Cream Popsicles


6 medium peaches, peeled and pitted
1/4 cup of granulated sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tsp honey
1/4 tsp vanilla


recipe-directions-flower To peel the peaches, cut a shallow "x" in the bottom of each peach and place them in a large, heat proof bowl. Pour boiling water over the peaches.

The boiling water will loosen the peach skin, through the "x".

peaches peeled

recipe-directions-flower After a few minutes, carefully remove the peaches from the bowl and the skin will easily peel right off.

recipe-directions-flower Slice the peach open and remove the pit. Chop the peach slices.

peaches in pot

recipe-directions-flower Place the peach slices and the sugar into a small pot and place over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and continue to simmer until the fruit is broken down. Approximately 10-15 minutes.

recipe-directions-flower Once the fruit has broken down, remove from the heat.

recipe-directions-flower To make the fruit pureé pour the peach sauce into a food processor and process until smooth. Another option (the one I use) is to use a spatula to press the sauce through a fine metal sieve placed over a bowl. Pressing the sauce through the sieve will create the same smooth consistency of a food processor. We chose to keep the pulp in our sauce. Set sauce aside.

whipped cream and peach puree

recipe-directions-flower Lightly whip the heavy cream, honey and vanilla. The kids can do all the whipping, because the cream does not need to be heavily whipped. 

recipe-directions-flower There are two different methods for making the popsicles. For the first fold 3/4 of the whipped cream into 3/4 of the peach pureé. Scoop the combined peaches and cream into the popsicle mold.

recipe-directions-flower For the second method, keep the peaches and cream separate. Spoon peach pureé into the popsicle mold, topped with whipped cream, followed by more peach puree.

recipe-directions-flower Place the popsicles in freezer and use all of your patience to wait for the popsicles to freeze.

peaches and cream popsicles
recipe-directions-flower Enjoy!

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