Welcome to Freezer Food Friday!
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Today I have a freezer recipe for popsicles. We have been baking here on the East Coast, had a brief respite but are headed into another heat wave, so popsicles sound really good to me!
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Serves 12 (1 popsicle each)
Active time: 15 minutes
Total time: 2 1/4 hours (including 2 hours freezing time)
Equipment: 12 2-ounce or 8 3-ounce freezer-pop molds or small paper cups with frozen-treat sticks.
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.
1 1/4 pounds ripe peaches (3 to 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
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 12 2-ounce or 8 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.
To make ahead: Store in the freezer for up to 3 weeks.
Recipe adapted from Eating Well Inc.