I received such great feedback from my last Popsicle recipe segment that I thought I should share more. I completely understand the popularity of popsicles in the Summer. It is a perfect treat to cool you down during a hot day- and we have plenty of those here in Fresno.
Recently the family and I went to a party at Wawona Farms and visited The Peach Tree Fruit Stand for some delicious & gorgeous peaches (if a fruit can be gorgeous, these peaches fit the bill). If you live in the Fresno area, it is a great place to take your kiddos during the Summer to pick up some yummy treats and take a ride on the train that goes around the property. We also enjoyed eating Wawona's Peach & Mango Salsa and make sure to keep a box of the Peach Jewels stocked in the freezer for an effortless dessert offering.
I grew up in the South where everyone drinks Sweet Tea. So the first popsicle is a little treat going back to my Southern Roots. My babysitter, who is more like a grandmother to me, growing up made delicious Sun kissed sweet tea that would seep all day in the sun of her backyard. I will never know her exact recipe but you can try this recipe to get close to Southern style Sun Kissed Sweet Tea.
Sun kissed Sweet Tea:
3 Family size tea bags, 6 regular size
2 Cups of cold water
1 Cup of sugar
Place the two cups water in a pot and add 1 cup of sugar. Bring to a boil, until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat pour into an empty clear pitcher. Add tea bags, put it outside and and let steep for at least 30 minutes. Fill remaining pitcher with ice & cold water to desired strength.
Sweet Tea & Peach Popsicle
- Sweet Tea
- Peaches, sliced
- Tool: Popsicle Mold
- Slice peaches, 1/4" thickness
- Fill Popsicle Mold with peaches
- Fill with Sweet Tea
- Poke Popsicle stick into center
- Freeze overnight
The next popsicle recipe is a great one for the kiddos to enjoy because the coconut water provides electrolytes and potassium to replenish and hydrate after a day of playing outside. My daughter enjoyed helping me cut up the fruit and filling the molds. If you do not have molds, you can often find the at The Dollar Store or $1 bin at Target, but you can also use paper dixie cups.
- Sliced Peaches
- Sliced Strawberries
- Coconut Water
- Fill Popsicle mold with an array of fruits.
- Top with coconut water.
- Poke stick through center & freeze overnight.
I hope you enjoy making popsicles at home. Do you have any combinations that your family loves? I would love for you to share!