Summertime and the livin’ is easy! Ella Fitzgerald knew what was up. Anyone else feel the same?
Being at home with our daughter most of the time has taken me back to summers as a kid. Spending days and nights outdoors, getting sun-kissed on the regular and enjoying the tastiest frozen summer treats. Summers have been pretty great since then, but I must say, summers with a kid are by far my favorite. We’ve found so much happiness in seeing how giddy our daughter gets outdoors watching planes, running through the sprinkler and dancing around the tree in our backyard. It’s the little things! She makes summer so, so magical (except when she screams when we have to go inside or get out of the pool!).
To keep the summer vibes strong in our household, I’ve started making frozen treats at home (hopefully some homemade ice cream next week), and recently made these strawberry and peach popsicles. I thoroughly enjoyed them because they are on the healthier side and have slices of actual fruit inside, giving the pops a nice bite. A super good summer treat!
If you have yet to make your own popsicles at home, it’s easy and popsicle molds can be found almost anywhere nowadays! I’d highly encourage you and your family to put making homemade popsicles on your summer list.
Before you make these, I would like to note these are not as sugary as the popsicles you buy at the store, and if you’re in the mood for a sweeter treat, I would add sugar to your strawberry mixture. See below for instructions.
If you end up making these beauties, don’t forget to tag #marinamakeseats!
Strawberry & Peach Popsicles
Makes about 6 popsicles depending on the molds you use
- 10-12 strawberries, sliced thinly
- 2-3 cups of peach juice
- 2 ripe peaches, sliced thinly
- 2-3 tablespoons of sugar (optional, if you’d like a sweeter popsicle)
Add about eight strawberries and 1/4 cup of peach juice to a food processor. If you’d like sweeter popsicles, add a couple of tablespoons of sugar.
Fill each mold with a little bit of the strawberry mixture (1/3 of the way) and follow that will some peach juice (filling the mold 3/4 of the way).
Add a couple of strawberry and peach slices to each of the molds. Stick in the freezer for four to six hours, or until hardened.
Take them out and enjoy!