Chunky Peach Popsicles

5 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine July/August 2008

Make sure to reserve a portion of the peaches as you puree the mixture so the pops will be packed with icy cold, chunky bits of fruit. For a grown-up twist, try adding 1 to 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh mint, lemon verbena or basil.

Ingredients 12 servings

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  • 1 1/4 pounds ripe peaches, (3-4 medium), halved and pitted
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation

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  1. Coarsely chop peaches in a food processor. Transfer 1 cup of the chunky peaches to a medium bowl. Add lemon juice, orange juice and sugar to taste (depending on the sweetness of the peaches) to the food processor. Puree until smooth. Add to the bowl with the chunky peaches and stir in vanilla.
  2. Divide the mixture among twelve 2-ounce or eight 3-ounce freezer-pop molds (or small paper cups). Freeze until beginning to set, about 1 hour. Insert frozen-treat sticks and freeze until completely firm, about 1 hour more.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Store in the freezer for up to 3 weeks.
  • Equipment: Twelve 2-ounce or eight 3-ounce freezer-pop molds, or small paper cups with frozen-treat sticks

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 popsicle
  • Per serving: 39 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 1 g fiber; 10 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 3 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 9 g sugars; 104 IU vitamin A; 7 mg vitamin C; 1 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 0 mg sodium; 89 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2
  • Exchanges: 1/2 fruit

Reviews 5

August 04, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
Amazing flavor and texture. I left out the sugar and sweetened it with stevia liquid drops. My kids and I loved them. I want to try the same puree with gelatin to make a jiggly dessert.
June 07, 2014
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By: feetonground2007
Delicious! I freeze these individually in small containers and pack them in our lunches. They are more like a slushy by noon and are delicious. My daughter thinks they would be better as traditional popsicles with a stick in them . Pros: Tastier than store-bought popsicles, without the chemicals Cons: Waiting for them to freeze
May 15, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Skip the vanilla I've been excited about these for a couple weeks now and finally made them. I put in the vanilla because I thought it would be nuanced and bring together the overall flavor -- but it wasn't and it didn't. I would skip the vanilla altogether *UNLESS* you're looking for a dreamsicle-style popsicle (I was not). The orange juice and vanilla made the peaches irrelevant. Next time, I'll probably do just peaches and citrus juice (and sugar) for something a little brighter and peachier. Pros: Fruity Cons: May as well not have peaches in it
August 13, 2012
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By: tlr.sparks
Yummy This is so good and easy to make. You can mix up the juice try apple or pineapple.
August 13, 2011
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By: v-wojcik
Fabulous! I used fresh peaches from the farmers' market and substituted milk for the orange juice (I didn't have any). I was also pretty liberal with the vanilla extract. My concoction was so delish! It tasted like Creamsicles but without the calories. Yummy!