Monday, June 29, 2009

Peachy Popsicles

If there's one thing all kids love its popsicles! I bought these popsicle molds at Walmart and they are so awesome because they have a little straw at the bottom so that when the popsicle melts, they can sip up the juice! Anyway making your own popsicles is a guarantee way of making sure there are no allergens, plus they are a whole lot healthier. If you have a favorite smoothie or drink recipe, just pour them in the molds to make yummy popsicles. Here's one we tried that is really simple. I like it because orange juice is a great calcium alternative for those with dairy allergies. Also I put pieces of canned fruit in these for a fun twist. My kids loved it, but both my husband and I prefered the ones with just straight juice.
Peachy Popsicles

1 1/4 cups orange juice
3 large or 6 small ripe peaches or nectarines
1-2 Tbsp powdered sugar (to taste)
4 Tbsp canned fruit salad, drained

Blanch the peaches for easy peeling (drop into a pot of boiling water for 30 seconds and then into ice cold water. The skins will peel right off). After peeling, core and cut the peaches and then put them into a blender. Add the orange juice and powdered sugar. Divide half of the fruit evenly among the popsicle molds and then fill them up half way with the juice. Divide the second half of the fruit evenly and then fill the molds to the top with the juice. Stick in the freezer and they should be ready in 6 hours. Makes 4-6 molds, depending on size.

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