With the overpowering aroma of stone fruit at the farmers market and a particularly warm weekend, I decided it was the ideal time to make one of my favorite summertime obsessions: Popsicles. To keep it simple and showcase their pure deliciousness, I pureed peaches with tart lime juice and refreshing, home-grown pineapple mint. Because the peaches are perfectly ripe and juicy, you hardly need any sugar to sweeten the pops. If you aren't a peach person, consider another in-season fruit, like plums, cherries, or strawberries. Popsicles are irresistible on hot days, and the only way to beat the next heatwave is to keep reading.

Peach Mint Popsicles

Peach Mint Popsicles

Peach Mint Popsicles 2009-06-29 09:55:57

Ingredients

3 ripe peaches
1 lime, juiced
2 tablespoons fresh mint, finely chopped
1/4-1/2 cup sugar, depending on desired sweetness

Directions

  1. Slice peaches and remove pit. Place peaches, lime juice, 1 tablespoon of mint and 1/4 cup sugar in blender and pureed until well incorporated. Stir in rest of mint.
  2. Fill Popsicle molds with the puree and place in freezer.
  3. Wait 4-6 hours to freeze completely and enjoy.

Makes 5-6 popsicles depending on the size of peaches.