The countdown here in Houston is on. Tomorrow our communities pool open up, schools dismiss for summer, the temperature skyrockets and summer arrives. Many things are necessary in summer such as water bombs, water blobs and popsicles. Since summer fruits are filling the grocery store I decided to try a recipe for popsicles using peaches and blueberries.
First for a deep dark secret – Once upon a time I wrote out a list of names for my children. Of course at this time I hadn’t graduated high school, much less met my future husband. However the list was heavy on girl’s names and with only 2 or 3 boys names. It was fate.
You can laugh but one of those names was Blu, like blueberry. I was a hipster before hipster existed. God wanted to protect my children though so He gave me a man to marry with the last name of Byrd (pronounced bird). Blu Byrd would never exist. Not only did we have three girls but Mr. Byrd would have died laughing if I ever would have suggested it.
It doesn’t matter though because rarely do I call my family by their names. I am obsessed with nicknames that all seem to be proper nouns.
One of our kids is monkey, my husband’s nickname is a derivative of Santa Clause and our dog… well I call him peach. No his name isn’t peach, it’s Snoopy. But he’s a peach so I call him peach.
Therefore these popsicles are in honor of my pup, the peach, and the son I never had that thankfully was spared being laughed at by his classmates.
Silly stories aside, I was just pleasantly surprised with how refreshing these popsicles were. The taste is clean and cool, not over powered like some fruits. They really are the perfect treat for those summer days that are so hot that all you want to do is lay naked in a tub of ice water.
That might scare the kids though so how about we just get out the blender and make popsicles instead?
These fruits are plentiful right now so it’s time to make popsicles.
- 2 Peaches
- 1/3 Cup Water
- 1 tbs Sugar
- 1 cup Blueberries
- 1/4 cup Water
- few springs Mint
- Start with the Peach Mixture. Cut skin off peach and cut into slices. Discard peach pit. Add sugar, water and peaches to the blender and mix. Pour 1/2 of the peach mix into your popsicle molds and place in freezer. Refrigerate remaining peach mix.
- For the blueberry mix place blueberries, water and a few mint leaves into the blender and blend well. Place in refrigerator without the popsicle sticks until the peach mix in the freezer has a thin layer on ice on the top, about 20-30 minutes.
- Add blueberry mix on top of the peach mix, leaving space for the remainder of the peach mix. Place in freezer with popsicle sticks for 20-30 more minutes.
- Remove popsicle mold from the freezer and add the remaining peach mixture to the top.
- Let freeze until solid 2-3 hours.
- This recipe made 5 popsicles. The amount that it makes for you will depend on your molds. It might be helpful to measure out how much liquid your popsicle mold requires and adapt recipe to fit the require amount.
Or you can check out my Popsicle Pinterest board.