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.
Special equipment: You will need freezer pop molds for this recipe. If yours don’t come with sticks that attach securely, you can buy wooden sticks and insert them about 1 1/2 hours into the freezing time.
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.