Creamsicles, fruity ice pops with a creamy center, were one of my childhood favorites when running around the neighborhood on a summer day. This peach-flavored riff has a little more texture, and is simple to make. Blend fresh peaches, sugar, and cream with mascarpone cheese for a little tangy flavor. Add diced peaches to the blended mixture for texture, then pour the base into ice pop molds. These frozen treats are perfect for eating on a hot day, and you won’t have to chase the ice cream truck down the street.
What to buy: While white peaches or nectarines can be used in this recipe, we like yellow peaches for their sweet-tart flavor and golden color. Thawed frozen peaches can be substituted if fresh are not available.
This recipe was featured as part of our summer ingredients recipe slideshow.
Watch Christine Gallary of the CHOW Test Kitchen make this simple ice pop recipe in an episode of our Easiest Way video series.