At my recent graduation party I was gifted an ice pop maker and a recipe book. Many people who know me know my love for ice pops as well as recipes and creating my own recipes. This recipe is one I cooked up after a recent visit to my favorite farm market near our house. They had fresh peaches and I was eager to find something cool to cook up with my peaches in this heat. The only recommendation I would make that I did not do is to do two layers of each flavor in the pop starting with cream at the tip.
These are the ice pop trays that I use and recommend. They’re easy to use, mess free, and easy to clean.If you have small kids (or if you’re messy like me) one of the coolest things about these pops is that they have a drip guard! If you don’t have an ice pop maker you can just get popsicle sticks and small plastic cups.
To begin you’ll need to make some simple syrup and to do that you’ll need:
- 2 cups of water
- 2 cups of sugar
In a small sauce pan add the water and then the sugar, whisk them together and then bring to a boil over medium heat. Once the mixture starts to boil allow the simple syrup to boil for 5 minutes and then remove from the heat.
- 2 cups chopped fresh peaches
- at least 2 tablespoons of water
Combine the peaches and water in a saucepan over medium heat (I added about two more tablespoons as the peaches were cooking) and gently crush the peaches with a potato masher or a wooden spoon. You want to be careful not to burn the peaches so gently stir them around. Once the peaches have cooked out some juice and are mostly in clumps remove the mixture from the heat.
Next you’ll want to add the simple syrup until the peaches are sweet enough to your preference. The peaches I used were very fresh so they weren’t crushing as easily so I added a little less than half of the simple syrup to start and then blended everything so it wasn’t as clumpy and just tasted it as it mixed. Once the peach flavoring is to your liking set aside to begin the cream.
Now you just have to make the cream mixture!
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup greek yogurt
- 1 cup milk
In a large bowl mix together the yogurt, milk, sugar and vanilla. I added the milk last so I wouldn’t be splashing it around. Once it’s mixed you’re ready to make your pops!
Start by dumping some of the cream mixture into the tips of each of your ice pop containers and allow to freeze for 20 minutes. Alternate by flavors and allowing them to freeze for 20 minutes. By the end you should have cream, peach, cream, peach. Let them freeze for about 4 hours and then enjoy!