I don’t know why, but vendors at the farmers market never sell individual peaches. You have to buy a big box of them. Peaches have a short shelf-life and there’s no way my husband and I can finish so many peaches in a few days time, so I’m always trying to think of things we can do with them. You may have noticed that I’m more of a cook than a baker, so grilled peaches are my alternative to peach pie or cobbler. Top them with some vanilla ice cream or granola for a (relatively) low-calorie dessert or serve them as a more savory side by sprinkling them with fresh herbs like thyme or rosemary and a little salt and pepper.
Of course, even with the grilled peaches, we had leftovers, so I decided to use those to make Peaches and Cream Popsicles in my Zoku Quick Pop Maker. My version is with ZenSoy vanilla pudding and soymilk, so these popsicles are completely dairy free. Grilling the peaches first intensifies their flavor, but feel free to use fresh peaches instead.
Grilled peaches glazed with agave nectar (for vegan version) or honey.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon agave nectar or honey
- 4 peaches, halved and pitted
- Cooking spray
- Combine olive oil and agave nectar or honey; brush over cut sides of peaches.
- Arrange peaches, cut side down, on a grill rack coated with cooking spray. Cook until caramelized.
- Remove from grill and top with fresh herbs, ice cream, granola, or anything else you like. Reserve 3 peach halves for popsicles, if you're making them.
Peaches and Cream Popsicles--perfect for the Zoku Quick Pop maker!
- 1 vanilla pudding cup (I use ZenSoy)
- 1/4 c. milk (I use soymilk)
- 1 1/2 tbsp. granulated sugar (you may want to use more if the peaches are tart)
- 1/2 tbsp. vanilla extract
- 3 grilled peach halves
- Combine ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze until solid (approximately 10 minutes in the Zoku--is it just me, or do the freezing times take longer in there than the directions say?).