Monday, July 23, 2012

peach pops

it's peach season, and so i wanted to choose a recipe that highlighted the bright flavor of the peaches i found at the greenmarket. any excuse to use our new ice pop maker, so i was excited to find that the recipe book features a peach version. without further ado...

this recipe couldn't be simpler. i actually avoided peaches for years because their fuzzy skins drove me away. i thought nectarines were a good enough substitute. but sweet, fragrant peaches in summer are not to be missed. and there is an easy way to peel them!

blanch the peaches in boiling water for about 10 seconds, then plunge them into an ice water bath. the skin should slide off easily, leaving you with a rather slippery, yet perfectly peeled peach.

slice the peach flesh off of the pit, and cut into chunks.

combine the peach chunks with the peach nectar, greek yogurt, agave syrup and lime juice in the pitcher of a blender. 

blend for about 30 seconds-1 minute or until smooth.

pour your liquid into any popsicle mold, and freeze according to directions. the quickpop maker will freeze the first two pops in about 7 minutes.

remove the pop from the popsicle mold when completely frozen, and admire it's peachy hue.

a refreshing dessert!

peach pops with fresh market peaches and greek yogurt
makes 6 pops


1 1/2 cups fresh peach chunks
1/2 cup peach nectar
1 1/2 tsp lime juce
1 1/2 tsp agave nectar
3 tbsp plain yogurt [i used greek]


1. combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth for about 1 minute.

2. fill ice pop molds with blended liquid and freeze until solid. i like this quickpop maker for instant gratification.

3. remove pops from popsicle mold and enjoy!