Popsicles!

It’s summer and it’s hot here in New York. One of my favorite summer foods are popsicles, but a lot of them are too sweet for me. Instead, I thought I’d try making my own this year. First, I bought myself some popsicle molds, though you could probably make them with paper cups and popsicle sticks. I used strawberries and peaches, one of my favorite fruit combinations, but I’m sure they could be switched out per your preferences.

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Strawberry Peach Popsicles

  • 2 pints strawberries
  • 3 peaches
  • 1/4-1/3 cup honey

Core the strawberries, chop, and place in a medium bowl. Peel and pit the peaches, chop, and add to the bowl. Add the honey and mix. Place the bowl in your fridge for several hours or overnight to macerate (allow the fruit to release juice).

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Once the fruit has had a chance to release dump it in a blender and blend until it looks like a smoothie. Feel free to leave some of the fruit in chunks!

At this point, you can pour the fruit mixture into the popsicle moulds or, if you have the time, let it sit for an hour or two. I chose not to let it settle and ended up with popsicles that were a bit icier than they had to be. They still tasted great, though.

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Once you’ve poured your popsicles, set them in the freezer and give them a few hours to set, ideally overnight.

Any extra fruit mixture can either be drunk as a smoothie, or saved to make more popsicles as you eat them.

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