Peach popsicles are a wonderful way to use up overripe peaches. This tasty recipe is a delightful way to enjoy the fresh taste of summer, while also offering a delicious treat to help you cool off on hot days. Better than Outshine fruit bars, these creamy fruit pops are made with three simple ingredients you won’t be able to resist. Continue reading to learn how to make this delectable peaches and cream dessert today!
My creamy, coconut cream peach popsicle recipe is made with three natural ingredients — ripe peaches, coconut cream and maple syrup. If you love coconut milk popsicles, then your taste buds will also appreciate this amazing peach version. These wholesome fruit popsicles are quick and easy to make. They’re also made without juice. All you need is a blender, the ingredients called for in the recipe, and your favorite popsicles mold to recreate this yummy summertime treat.
While these peaches and cream popsicles take several hours to set up, they literally take only about 10 minutes to prepare. As they are made with maple syrup, rather than sugar, you’ll also enjoy the additional antioxidants and nutrients this ingredient has to offer. This kid-friendly recipe makes a healthy treat for kids that they’ll absolutely love. So, what are you waiting for? Learn how to make this dairy free, low calorie dessert as a mid-day snack or a special surprise after dinner.
Creamy Peach Popsicle Ingredients
These are the ingredients you will need to make these creamy fruit popsicles with peaches:
- Peaches: Juicy ripe peaches give this recipe its amazing peach flavor. They also provide a significant amount of vitamins A and C as well as antioxidants. I recommend using the ripest peaches available for a sweeter flavor. You’ll need to remove the skin and the seeds from the peaches called for in this summer recipe before using.
- Coconut Cream: Unlike coconut milk, coconut cream has a thicker creamier consistency. Coconut cream contains less water and more fat than its milk counterpart, making it a more flavorful option.
- Maple Syrup: This natural, unrefined sweetener is a better option for making healthy popsicles than refined sugars. In addition, maple syrup has a higher concentration of minerals and antioxidants than other natural sweeteners, such as honey. Like peaches, this ingredient contains antioxidants. It also provides the body with riboflavin, zinc, magnesium, calcium and potassium when eaten.
Kitchen Tools Needed
While these popsicles are easy to prepare, there are a few common kitchen tools and appliances you’ll need to make this recipe. They are as follows:
- Blender: Because we’re using chunks of whole, fresh peaches to make these creamy fruit popsicles, you’ll need a blender to thoroughly mix all the ingredients.
- Popsicle Mold: You’ll need a popsicle mold to make these ripe peach pops. I recommend using a silicone popsicle mold for ease of removal. As this recipe makes ten tasty popsicles, make sure your mold can accommodate this number.
- Popsicle Sticks: If you mold doesn’t not come with sticks included, then you’ll also need food grade popsicle sticks.
- Measuring Cup: Use a measuring cup to measure out the maple syrup used to sweeten this recipe for peach popsicles.
How to Make Peach Popsicles
To make this easy, 3-ingredient peach popsicle recipe, follow these steps:
1. Begin by removing the peach skins and seeds from the peaches. Cut the peaches into chunks 1/4″ to 1/2″ chunks.
2. Set twenty of the peach chunks aside for later. Then, place the remainder of the prepared peaches into the blender.
3. Measure out maple syrup. Then add it and the coconut cream to the blender with the peaches.
4. Blend the peach popsicles on high until thoroughly processed. You want the mixture to be smooth and creamy.
5. Add one peach chunk to ten of the cavities in the popsicle mold.
6. Now pour the blended coconut cream and peach popsicle mixture into the mold. Fill each halfway.
7. Add an additional chunk of fresh peach to each the cavities of the popsicle mold. Then fill the remainder of the molds with the fruit pop mixture. Leave a small space at the top of each mold to allow for expansion as they freeze.
8. Place the silicone cover for the mold on top of the popsicles you just poured. Insert the sticks.
9. Finally, freeze these peach fruit popsicles for six hours to overnight.
10. Serve and enjoy!
Serving Size: 1 fruit pop
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 57Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g
Peach Popsicle Recipe FAQ
Making peach popsicles isn’t hard. However, it’s possible you have questions. Following are answers to common questions on how to make popsicles in addition to tips for improving or changing this recipe.
Tips for Making Peaches and Cream Popsicles
Here are some tips for making tasty homemade popsicles with peaches:
- Don’t overfill the popsicle molds. These peach fruit popsicles will expand as they freeze. So, be sure to allow room for expansion.
- Read the manufacturer’s directions for unmolding. Some molds have different tips and tricks, and they usually work best.
- Invest in a silicone popsicle mold or two. You can make homemade popsicles and store them in the freezer after they are set up, so you can reuse the mold quickly after you make the pops. It’s worth it to have one or two good molds.
- The riper the fruit, the sweeter your fruit popsicles will be. Taste the mixture before adding any sweetener.
- Use cold ingredients to help these fruit popsicles set up faster.
How Do You Make Popsicles Creamy Not Icy?
If you use just juice and fruit to make fruit pops, then you’ll end up with icy, frozen popsicles. In order to make your peach popsicles creamy, you will need to make them using freshly blended peaches and coconut cream.
If desired, you may also add chia seeds to this recipe as I did with my kiwi strawberry fruit pops. As chia seeds turn gelatinous in liquid, it can help these summertime treats seem even creamier.
Peach Popsicle Variations
This popsicles recipe is fairly basic. Therefore, there’s not a lot of wiggle room for substitutions. However, there are some simple swaps you can make to these peach fruit pops to change the flavor. Some variations include:
- You can use any fruit that you’d like to make tasty homemade popsicles. This recipe called for peaches. However, you can substitute the peaches with the same volume of your favorite fruit such as strawberries, bananas or blueberries.
- Coconut milk is high in fat and gives these peach pops a creamy texture and rich flavor. However, for a lower fat version, you can also use soy or almond milk. Or substitute coconut cream for the coconut milk.
- If real maple syrup is cost prohibitive for you, try using raw honey in its place.
What Can I Use for Popsicle Molds?
I recommend using a silicone popsicle mold to make these tasty fruit popsicles, as they can be difficult to remove from hard plastic molds.
If you don’t have silicone molds for this peach popsicle recipe, then you can use one of the following low cost options, many of which you may already have on hand:
- Try using mini muffin tins. They are the perfect size for making healthy fruit pops for kids.
- Use small disposable paper cups as a popsicle mold. Those individual serving size ice cream containers are another great option. With both of these, you can peel the cup away from the popsicle when it’s time to eat it.
- Another popsicle mold option is to pour the blended ingredients into a loaf pan. Then place wooden popsicle sticks into the mixture so that they are evenly spaced across the pan. Once it’s set up, slice the ice cream into individual fruit popsicles.
- Use an ice cube tray to make small, bite sized peaches and cream popsicles.
- Reuse yogurt containers or other small containers to make these creamy frozen treats.
No matter how you make this peach popsicle recipe, be sure to use food grade popsicle sticks. You can also use plastic spoons in place of sticks. Younger children may find them easier to hold as well.
Alternately, these ice pop molds come with reusable sticks with drip guards and are easy to get out of the mold. Therefore, they’re a great option if you want to invest in a quality product for molding popsicles.
How Do You Keep Peach Popsicles From Sticking to the Mold?
I find that silicone molds are best for making homemade popsicles because they are easiest to unmold. However, any mold that you use for these frozen summer treats can be difficult to unmold.
To prevent your popsicles from sticking to the mold, follow these simple steps:
- Fill a pan or a bowl with warm water.
- Dip the frozen peach popsicles into the warm water for about 20 to 30 seconds.
- Remove them from the water and attempt to unmold. If the frozen fruit pops don’t unmold easily, then dip them in water again and repeat.
You can also remove these creamy peach popsicles from the freezer and allow them sit at room temperature for 5 to 10 minutes. Once they start to thaw, they should be less challenging to remove from the mold. However, it’s also possible that this option may cause them to melt quicker and create a mess.
What Are Peach Fruit Pops?
Fruit pops are homemade fruit popsicles that are made with real fruit or fruit juice. In this instance, whole peaches are blended with coconut cream and a natural, unrefined sweetener. Not only is there no refined sugar in these fruit pops, but they also taste better than simply freezing fruit juice.
Are Fruit Popsicles Made with Peaches Healthy?
Fruit popsicles made with real fruit, like my peach popsicles, are a healthy alternative to many store bought popsicles and ice cream treats. Not only is there no added sugar, but fresh fruits also has a number of health benefits. So you can feel good about giving your family these popsicles as a healthy, everyday snack or treat.
Fruit Popsicle Recipes
I hope you enjoy my peaches and coconut cream popsicle recipe. For more delicious ways to cool off this summer, be sure to try these other recipes for making fruit popsicles at home:
- Kiwi Strawberry Popsicles: Make these vegan kiwi strawberry popsicles for healthy frozen summer treats. This tasty fruit popsicle recipe is made with fruit, coconut milk and chia seeds.
- Watermelon Popsicles: These homemade fruit popsicles are made using a combination of fresh watermelon and kiwi along with coconut milk for a tasty summertime treat.
- Mango Strawberry Popsicles: With just three ingredients, these yogurt and fruit popsicles are easy to make. Plus, they last up to three months in the freezer for a fun treat all summer long.
- Vegan Fruit Popsicle Recipe: Looking for delicious ways to make fruit popsicles? Then you must try this recipe for blueberry lemon popsicles! Made without yogurt for a dairy free dessert, this frozen summer treat is made with ripe blueberries and fresh squeezed lemon and orange juice.
Looking for more ways to use overripe peaches? In addition to making popsicles, you can also use peaches to make a fantastic small batch peach jam recipe or this peach vanilla bean jam. Or, explore more dessert ideas and recipes for summer by following Becca Ink on Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram.