When your tree (or your neighbor’s tree) is sagging from too many heavy peaches, this Popsicle recipe will let you savor the peach season long after the last one has been eaten. Using ripe or frozen peaches, all you need is some coconut milk, maple syrup and vanilla to bring these Popsicles to life. Heavily peachy and slightly creamy, they are exactly what a Popsicle should be and nothing less.
2 ½ cups peach slices (fresh or thawed if frozen)
1 cup full-fat coconut milk
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract or paste
1. In a blender, combine all four ingredients and blend until silky smooth. Because the Popsicles will be less sweet once frozen, taste and adjust sweetness if needed.
2. Pour the mixture into the Popsicle molds, insert wooden sticks and freeze for at least 6 hours or overnight, until frozen solid.
3. To remove the Popsicles from the mold, run hot water over the molds to loosen and they should easily pop out.
4. Place in individual Popsicle bags or leave in Popsicle molds and store in the freezer until ready to serve.
Heather Hunter is a self-taught cook who blogs as The Cowgirl Gourmet in Santa Fe (www.TheCowgirlGourmetInSantaFe.com). Filled with nearly 500 good + good for you recipes, the blog also features tourist tips. When she’s not foraging, cooking or eating, Heather is a marketing and hospitality consultant and works with a wide variety of clients. You can reach her at (210) 865-5900 and email@example.com.