Recipe | Grilled Peaches + Peaches and Cream Popsicles

Grilled Peaches
So now that we’ve all agreed that it’s popsicles and not ice pops, is it cream or creme? My vote is for cream. Creme is a little too fancypants for me.

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

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 5

Grilled peaches glazed with agave nectar (for vegan version) or honey.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar or honey
  • 4 peaches, halved and pitted
  • Cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Combine olive oil and agave nectar or honey; brush over cut sides of peaches.
  2. Arrange peaches, cut side down, on a grill rack coated with cooking spray. Cook until caramelized.
  3. 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.
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Peaches and Cream Popsicles

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4

Serving Size: 1 popsicle

Peaches and Cream Popsicles

Peaches and Cream Popsicles--perfect for the Zoku Quick Pop maker!

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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?).
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Comments

  1. says

    These sound delicious! I just got my Zoku today will be going through your recipes and finding stuff to make. I sure do hope peaches are still on sale. FYI – you can make peach muffins too. Just learned that this week as I had peaches that were starting to soften – yum!

    • Kiersten Frase says

      Ooh, peach muffins would be so good! Have you used your Zoku yet? I made the best Ginger Peach popsicles with it last week. They were seriously the best ones I’ve made all summer. (And yeah, if you hadn’t guessed, peaches have been on sale a lot here lately. I also made peach fruit leather last week!)

    • Kiersten Frase says

      Thanks! I think the best thing about grilled peaches is that there are SO many things you can do with them. I’m partial to ice cream on top myself. :)

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