fresh peach + amaretto popsicles

by amy on 16 June 2011

is there anything more glorious than a freshly picked peach? peaches are my favorite fruit + the fact that we can pick local, fresh peaches in tennessee? well, it rocks. my orchard of choice is pratt’s orchard, where we can load up on some of my favorite peaches – red havens + glo havens. while peach picking in fun, the real fun starts when you get home with pounds of peaches, + start experimenting with new recipes.

one of the best peach-centered recipes i’ve made are these peach + amaretto popsicles. while they taste surprisingly complex, they are incredibly simple to make (+ absolutely gorgeous with their peachy color). one thing to note is that they take a bit longer to freeze than regular popsicles due to the alcohol in them, so you’ll need to prepare them a solid 24 hours ahead of time. these are perfect for a summer party or cookout + they keep surprisingly well (+ look great) kept in a small bucket of ice. so if you’re looking for a new peach-centered dessert now that peaches are coming into season, definitely give this one a try!

yup, that’s me, picking peaches!

fresh peach + amaretto popsicles

makes 12 popsicles, adapted from gourmet

ingredients

3-4 ripe peaches (about 1 lb), pitted, skins removed, chopped
3/4 cup greek yogurt (5 ounces)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup water
3 tablespoons amaretto
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

directions

put all ingredients in a blender + puree until smooth. pour into popsicle molds. freeze for 45 minutes, then insert sticks.

freeze until firm, about 24 hours.

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1 Amber @ Caleigh's Kitchen June 16, 2011 at 11:32 am

These look wonderful and the orchard looks fun!! I’ve got a soku popsicle maker I’ve been meaning to try out! Might have to do these!

2 amy June 16, 2011 at 11:33 am

we actually got that same popsicle maker as a wedding gift, but i haven’t had time to try it yet. (i made these before we received it). i’m officially putting it on my to-try list this weekend. i have some minted watermelon + vodka popsicles that i’ve had my eye on that i think i’ll make. =)

3 Kelly June 16, 2011 at 11:34 am

I have a bunch of over-ripe peaches I brought back from Chilton Co. Alabama (one of my all time favorite places for peaches)! I guess I need to get some greek yogurt this weekend! Yay for boozy popsicles!

4 amy June 16, 2011 at 11:41 am

while desserts are good, they are even better when you cram some booze into them. =) can’t wait to hear what you think of ‘em!

5 Heather June 16, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Thanks for the great recipe & the tip on the peach orchard. I’ve never been! Sounds so fun :)

6 amy June 16, 2011 at 3:58 pm

i think you would love the orchard – it’s about 45 minutes west of the city + is a gorgeous drive. lots of farmland, livestock, + rolling hills. the people that run the orchard are super nice + helpful, too. enjoy it if you go!

7 Ally Garner June 16, 2011 at 5:26 pm

Yum. I would’ve never thought to use Greek yogurt. Delicious! I wonder what substituting the amaretto for peach schnapps would do for the flavor too….

We’ll be heading through SC & Georgia for Father’s Day weekend and will surely be bringing home some bushels. I’m definitely going to try these. Thanks!

8 amy June 16, 2011 at 5:33 pm

you could definitely substitute schnapps for the amaretto. i think even a coconut rum or fruity vodka would be delicious, too. experiment! georgia + sc have wonderful peaches. make sure you load up! safe travels!

9 Maris (In Good taste) June 16, 2011 at 5:34 pm

These looks so refreshing and delicious. Fresh peaches must be sooo good!

10 amy June 16, 2011 at 5:53 pm

fresh peaches are AMAZING! having grown up in boston, i never ate a peach right outta the tree until i moved to tennessee. now i can’t get enough of them! in fact, last year, my now-husband gave me a peach tree as a birthday gift. it’s planted in our yard + should hopefully be bearing fruit within another year or two. =)

11 natalie (the sweets life) June 20, 2011 at 7:24 am

i am amaretto obsessed! I’ve been wanting to make amaretto ice cream, but maybe I’ll try popsicles too :)

12 amy June 20, 2011 at 9:11 am

i had never tried amaretto ’til i made these popsicles + i really liked it. amaretto ice cream would be amazing – i’ll keep an eye out for it on your blog in case you make it! =)

13 april July 12, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Thanks for visiting me! I do love peach and amaretto together! These will definitly find a spot in my freezer. I also noticed that you are in Nashville, I am in Knoxville…just a few hours a way. :)

14 amy July 12, 2011 at 12:59 pm

i’m going to try your peach amaretto jam, too – my amaretto-loving husband + in-laws will love it (as will i). + yay for tennessee food bloggers! =)

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