From the kitchen: Bourbon Peaches ‘n Cream Popsicles
Stone fruit season is here again! And that makes this girl very happy. It means a season of pies, tarts, and frozen desserts galore – starting with these bourbon peaches ‘n cream popsicles. I was inspired by some close friends of ours who were brewing tasty bourbon peach beer recently. This grown-up popsicle is delicious, refreshing, and just a tad boozy. Bourbon kissed peaches are blended with greek yogurt and sugary syrup, then frozen for a cool summer treat. And since I used low fat yogurt in lieu of milk or cream, they’re actually quite healthy too! Win win! Enjoy!
Bourbon Peaches ‘n Cream Popsicles
Makes about 14 popsicles using this mold
¼ cup bourbon whiskey
1 cup roughly chopped ripe peaches + 1/2 cup finely chopped peaches
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
2 cups plain Greek yogurt
Combine sugar and water in a medium sauce pan and bring to a boil until sugar dissolves. Simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool completely in pan.
While syrup cools, peel and chop peaches, reserving 1/2 cup for later use. In a medium bowl, combine 1 cup peaches and bourbon. Stir and let sit for 30 minutes. Add syrup in tablespoon increments to taste, about 1/4 cup is what I used. Add yogurt to the mixture and stir well to combine.
Puree the mixture using a food processor or blender. Pour mixture into popsicle molds and divide reserved chopped peaches among molds for added peachy texture. Freeze for at least 6-8 hours.
NOTE: You can omit the bourbon for a non boozy treat…but that would be just silly!