Simple, healthy, dairy free, whole food, summery goodness
Can you believe summer is already over?! The stores are already putting out Autumn decor and some schools are already in full swing! Since we still have a few more weeks before we officially switch seasons, I wanted to share a recipe that’s all things summer. We have noticed popsicles becoming a trend at weddings, here at CK we are always up for a refreshing treat on a hot summer day!
I adore peaches – their colors, fuzzy skin, flavor…everything about them! They’ve been in my kitchen pretty much all summer. While I’ll never turn down a peach cobbler and love eating peaches fresh, I started to play around with creative uses for them. Popsicle trays to the rescue! If you don’t own popsicle molds/trays yet, do yourself a favor and buy some right now! They are one of the simplest treats to make and the recipe ideas are endless! Plus they’re just fun to eat!
After some experimentation, this recipe proved a winner. It’s a perfect cool treat to help you get through these last few warm days. And it’s full of good-for-you ingredients so you can enjoy them guilt free!
Summer Minty Peach Popsicles
1 can of coconut milk (full or reduced fat)
5-10 fresh mint leaves
2 tablespoons honey (or sweetener of choice)
2 whole peaches
Pinch of salt
Makes 8 popsicles (depending on the size of mold)
In a small saucepan, combine the mint leaves and coconut milk. Heat over medium-low heat for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
If you’re a mint fan, you can let it simmer longer for more of an intense flavor. The best way to keep an eye on the intensity is to taste test occasionally.
Remove pan from heat and let cool for a few minutes. You can remove the mint leaves at this time. If you don’t mind little green bits in your popsicle and love mint flavor, leave them in!
Chop the peaches into large chunks and place in blender. I leave the skin on, but you can peel them first.
Add slightly cooled coconut milk, honey, and a pinch of salt. Blend until smooth.
Pour into popsicle molds and freeze overnight.
If it doesn’t all fit in your popsicle molds, enjoy the leftovers as a smoothie!