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Ginger Peach Popsicles

Ginger Peach Popsicles
These Ginger Peach Popsicles were supposed to be for my first outdoor photo shoot.

Normally I take all my photos in the dining room. We have two big windows in there, so I get a decent amount of natural light. But for some reason after making these popsicles, I came to the conclusion that I needed to take pictures of them outside. And I was convinced they would be the best pictures I’ve ever taken. Ever!

So I made my husband go outside with me and hold my diffuser, then I ran back inside to get the popsicles out of the freezer. By the time I had styled them, they had already started to melt in the 90 degree heat. Then the wind started blowing. The burlap I had laid out on the lawn kept blowing onto the popsicles just as I was about to snap my pictures. And so between every gust of wind, I’d have to pick little bits of dirt and fibers off of the popsicles, which were now quickly turning into a sticky puddle.

Sigh.

I ended up packing everything up and relocating to the dining room. The dining room, where I can control the temperature and there’s no sudden gusts of wind and dirt and grass. But even if my outdoor photo shoot wasn’t perfect, at least the Ginger Peach Popsicles were. In fact, I don’t think anything can be more perfect than a cold, fruity popsicle on a 90 degree day. Especially a homemade popsicle. They may take a little more time and effort, but they are so, so worth it.

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Ginger Peach Popsicles

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Popsicles made with fresh peaches and ginger-flavored syrup. These can be made with the Zoku Quick Pop Maker or regular popsicle molds.

  • Yield: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. fresh ginger root, peeled and sliced into thick coins
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1/3 c. sugar
  • 2 ripe peaches, pitted and cut into chunks

Instructions

  1. Combine ginger, water, and sugar in small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and reduce heat to low. Allow syrup to simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and cool.
  2. Strain syrup through sieve into blender; discard ginger (you can eat it too if you want!). Add peaches to blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour mixture into popsicle molds and freeze until solid (about 7 minutes in the Zoku Quick Pop Maker).

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17 Comments

  • Reply
    Nancy Style 'n Decor
    September 22, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Ooooh! I have to try this!

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    Kelly
    September 22, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    Yum – these sound so good! Now you just need another 6 ingredient or less giveaway to enter these in! Did you buy the Zoku accessories kit?

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      The Type A Housewife
      September 28, 2011 at 9:41 pm

      Yes, I broke down and bought the accessories. Not the kit for making faces, but just the basic accessories. I had another gift card to Williams-Sonoma. πŸ™‚

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        Kelly
        September 28, 2011 at 9:44 pm

        I need that! At least the funnel because my first go was a mess!

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    Emily
    September 23, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Stop with the yummy recipes, please! It’s killing me…especially since I don’t have a fancy Zoku. πŸ™

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    blueviolet
    September 23, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    You had me at ginger!!!

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    BKWilliams
    September 25, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    What a week! I need one of those now to refresh my mind. Isn’t peaches and ginger good for the mind and body? LOL These REALLY look good.

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    Grumpy Grateful Mom
    September 26, 2011 at 3:34 am

    So, I would like to hire you as my personal popsicle maker–yum!

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    Monique
    September 26, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    This is a perfect flavor for the fall season!

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    Mary @ Fit and Fed
    July 2, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    This is a nice one to find just as peaches are coming into season again. Outdoor photography is over-rated sometimes, yes?

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      Kiersten
      July 2, 2012 at 6:44 pm

      It is most certainly over-rated, especially on hot, windy days!

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    Rachel (teacher-chef)
    July 23, 2012 at 11:32 am

    YUM – the are currently chilling in my freezer and the “mix” I poured into my pop-molds tasted delicious & I can’t wait to bite into one in the heat later (AND photograph/blog them as well).

    Thanks for this obviously simple yet delicious summer treat!

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      Kiersten
      July 24, 2012 at 9:23 pm

      Yay, thanks for letting me know! I’m guilty of drinking some of the leftover mix too. πŸ˜‰ Hopefully they tasted just as good frozen!

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        Kim
        July 20, 2013 at 6:24 pm

        I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one who taste-tested before the pops went into the freezer! I had to make sure the mix was safe to consume. πŸ™‚

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          Kiersten
          July 21, 2013 at 7:18 pm

          You always have to taste things first, right?! Always!

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    Michelle
    August 12, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    YUM! Hey…can you make milk-based (or alternative milk-based in my case) pops in the Zoku!

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      August 13, 2012 at 3:49 pm

      Yes! I’ve used soy, almond, and coconut milk in the Zoku. πŸ™‚

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