I finally caught up with
Although I have an apparent mental block when it comes to the spelling, I'm insanely happy about being able to make my own fruity and most likely, boozy, popsicles! I won these adorbs popsicle molds (yeah, I'm saying adorbs now. Be very afraid) from Chung-Ah, of Damn Delicious. If you have never been to Chung-Ah's scrumptious food blog, you're in for a treat! She has everything, from savory to sweet and the all snack-y stuff in between. Try not to be too mesmerized by the mouth-watering photos or you'll miss her fun stories!
Since this was my first attempt at making popsicles, I wanted to stick with something simple. So I found something simple and made it complicated by deviating from the recipe. The first "batch" broke apart when I tried to
These popsicles taste like August. They're peachy and sweet, but with a soft kiss of ginger...just enough to remind you that the spicy season is on it's way. (I'm in denial too. It's okay.)
If you're new to the world of popsicle making, I found that if you run the frozen molds under warm water for just a few seconds, they will usually slide out in one piece. There's really no need for hysterics. *whistle*
makes 4 pop-sic-les [note: The original recipe said that it made 6, but I only managed 4.]
2 oz of fresh ginger root, peeled and sliced into thick rounds
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 large, ripe peaches, cut into chunks
In a small saucepan, combine the ginger, water, and sugar. Stir everything together and bring to a simmer. Allow the mixture to simmer for about 10 minutes, giving it a good stir every now and then. (The sugar will have dissolved and it should have an almost syrup-like consistency.) Remove the pan from the heat and set it aside to cool. [Note: To speed things up, I put the pan in the refrigerator for a few minutes.]
Once the syrup has reached room temperature, use a sieve to strain it directly into a blender. (You can discard the ginger root.) Add the peach chunks. Blend until the mixture is smooth. Don't worry if you see bits of skin here and there.
Pour the mixture into the molds and freeze for at least 8 hours.
To remove, hold a mold under some warm (not hot) running water for a few seconds. Gently tug on the handle to release the popsicle.
Source: Oh My Veggies