My local farmer’s market has a mailing list. Every month or so I get a cute postcard, totally small-business and local and maybe someone’s college kid helps with the graphics. Last month: “Cherries are here! Pick up your cherries!” A week or two ago: “Fresh corn! Picked just this morning!” It’s a nice way for this California girl to know what’s actually in season and try to get up early enough for the good stuff- last week the corn was GONE and I was sad and NOW what am I supposed to slather in butter and parmesan cheese? GOSH.
Instead of the corn, I wandered over to the corner fruit stand (it’s always there on that corner and it’s always fruit) where there were SAMPLES of the MOST STUNNING PEACHES EVER. Pretty, pretty peaches. White peaches! Yellow peaches! Samples of both! (Don’t ask me why those peaches didn’t get a postcard glamour shot- is there a peach conspiracy?)
Since it’s Popsicle! Week! 2016!, what could be better than putting those peaches to use in a popsicle with all the peach love: roasted peaches, sweetened with brown sugar in a creamy pop.
Now, I’m a fan of the white peach: it’s delicate and light and almost crisp. But if yellow peaches are your thing, those would also be delicious. Use some of each!
Crazy peach fact: did you know that peaches are a member of the rose family? Seriously! It’s not hard to imagine when you look at the pretty rosy flesh itself, but still kind of strange.
- 2 peaches, pitted and cut in half
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar, and 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 cup whole milk
- Pre-heat oven to 415 degrees.
- On a parchment covered sheet pan, set your peaches facing up with the skin side down. Sprinkle half a teaspoon of brown sugar onto each peach half.
- Roast for 20 minutes, until the brown sugar is bubbly and the peach is soft.
- Add peaches, the remaining two tablespoons of brown sugar, and milk to a blender. Blend until combined.
- Pour the mixture into popsicle molds and freeze overnight.
- Once frozen, feel free to sprinkle a bit of brown sugar on the popsicle- it's extra yummy and adds a great bit of texture!
I mean, that’s a very, very easy recipe we have there. And the finished product is completely delicious: refreshing and peachy, with a subtle bit of caramelized flavor. Roasting the peaches enhances their sweetness perfectly.
Definitely don’t forget that it’s Popsicle Week- I’ve gathered with bloggers from all over who make extra delicious popsicles this week to share. The list (which you can get to RIGHT HERE) is full of amazing flavors like Coconut Lemongrass Ginger and Blackberry Maple Cream and #PinkDrink. Don’t miss out!
(And don’t forget about last year’s popsicle for the 2015 #popsicle week: Cinnamon Chocolate Paletas!)