This was my first endeavor in making popsicles from scratch since I was maybe…8….and what I’ve learned is this:
- Making popsicles is ridiculously easy (at least those of the peach and mint popsicles variety)
- You can make them as healthy (or unhealthy) as you’d like
- I was silly for not trying this earlier
You get to benefit from this experiment though, because here I am, sharing my very first popsicle recipe – for healthy peach and mint popsicles, in Georgia style (I’m in Boston again now, but…semantics).
Where do you even get popsicle molds?
I bought my popsicle molds from Williams Sonoma – and now they’re even on sale! Imagine, $15 today could get you popsicles in 2-3 business days, depending on your willingness to splurge for rush delivery. My thought? #worthit
I’ve been snacking on these babies since last weekend, they’re the perfect healthy treat after dinner, on the weekends, basically whenever. With the recipe yielding 8 (and actually a little extra), I have enough to go around. I might have reserved the last 2 for me, but hey! I made them.
If you haven’t made your own popsicles before, I would highly suggest sticking to two/three ingredients. With some popsicle recipes, you’ll have to take additional steps like boiling the mixture, but this peach and mint popsicles recipe is easy. All you need is a food processor/blender, the ingredients, and your adorable newly purchased popsicle molds.
Oh, and a freezer too, but I’m *safely* assuming you have access to one. Right?
Want to try out these peach and mint popsicles for yourself? Grab the recipe below! Tag me in your photos if you make them! I’d love to see your popsicle endeavors.
And if you’re looking for more ice cream or popsicle inspiration, check out my ice cream board on Pinterest.
Make your own peach and mint popsicles
- 3 peaches
- 2 springs of fresh mint
- 2 T simple syrup
- Halve peaches
- Use food processor to blend 2.5 peaches and 1 sprig of fresh mint, stems removed
- Add simple syrup and 1.5 cups water
- Process until smooth
- Pour into popsicle molds
- Place in freezer for 45 mins
- Optional: place thin strips of peach and small leaves on the bottom, top off with water
- Let freeze for at least 4 hours
- Run the molds under warm water for a few seconds to make taking the popsicles out of the mold easier
- Ready to eat!
- These babies are super easy to whip up for an afternoon shindig or simply to snack on. Remember to prepare in advance to ensure popsicles are frozen through.