In my opinion, there is nothing as splendid as a bowl of fresh peaches. As the deep heat of summer grows slowly more unbearable, buying the most refreshing produce is my greatest weapon to stay sane.
These sweet, ambrosial, refreshing Almond Peach Popsicles are intensely summery and pure goodness. They are easy to make and a fabulous healthy dessert to keep in the freezer to enjoy anytime.
If anyone has doubted my zeal for peaches, here is my third blog this summer to prove it! Having made some delish baked goods with my favorite stone fruit, the time had come for me to work them into a refreshing dessert.
After we had many bowls of peaches and ice cream, I decided to create a healthier version – hence, the Almond Peach Popsicles were born! Reminiscent of peaches and cream flavors, these popsicles are an absolute delight. You’ll be biting into creamy, sweet pops that have a whole lot of texture and flavors going on.
Something I really appreciate about this recipe is that not an iota of the freshness is lost in say cooking or baking the peaches. They are as ripe and full of peachiness as they came!
How to Make Almond Peach Popsicles
All you need is almond meal, coconut milk, peaches, and some maple syrup. Almond extract for extra flavor is optional.
Start by blending your maple syrup, coconut milk, and almond extract. Then add in your almond meal. Once mixed, take a quick taste test here and adjust for sweetness.
Then, add in a whole lot of chopped peaches and pour the mixture into popsicle molds.
Let this set overnight. The next day, you will have the most lovely popsicle treat!
The addition of almond meal gives these popsicles not only a nuttiness but an interesting texture that compliments the peaches.
What is Almond Meal
Almond meal is simply ground almonds, brought to a fine consistency. Close to making almond flour, all you need are almonds and a food processor.
The difference between almond meal and almond flour is that you would use unpeeled almonds for the former and blanched almonds for the latter.
When using unpeeled almonds, the color is of course darker and the texture is slightly coarser.
Since I wanted a more creamy color for these popsicles, I used peeled almonds.
Grind them in the food processor till fine, do a round of sifting to catch any remaining chunks, and then do a final quick round in the processor! Your coffee grinder or masala grinder will work just as well.
This is a great healthy ingredient to have in your kitchen for everything from baking to making a quick popsicle! You get it in the market too, but it’s so easy to make that I prefer using homemade almond meal/flour.
Variations of Almond Peach Popsicles
Substituting honey for maple syrup.
If you don’t want to use maple syrup as a sweetener, honey is a fantastic replacement! It compliments peaches perfectly.
Make it creamier (but still vegan).
You can do a mix of half coconut milk and half coconut cream to make this dessert richer and more creamy.
Substituting coconut milk for regular.
If you do not have coconut milk/cream on hand, you can use cream to replace it!
If you are craving something chilled and with a hint of sweetness and a whole lot of yum – these Almond Peach Popsicles are a safe bet.
More popsicle goodies:
My abode has a constant demand for frozen snacks. If you float in the same boat and want to try something else, here are some of my favorites: try Mango Lemon Cashew Popsicle or Strawberry Thandai Popsicles.
If you want to go all out, then jam all the fruits you have at hand as I did with my utterly fresh, ripe, and juicy Fruity Chia Seed Popsicles. The brown-black speckles of chia make them the prettiest frozen treats.
Any kind of fruit-filled popsicle is legit breakfast material, but if that’s too out there for you, I’ve even made the perfect morning variety – the Cardamom Spiced Plum & Granola Popsicles.
Almond Peach Popsicles
- 1.5 cups Coconut milk, full fat
- 1/4 cup Almond meal
- 1/4 cup Maple syrup / honey
- 1/2 tsp Almond extract
- 1 large Peach, diced into small pieces
- Blend the coconut milk, almond meal, almond extract and maple syrup together. Taste and adjust for sweetness.
- Stir in the diced peaches.
- Pour this mixture into your popsicle molds.
- Freeze the popsicles for 10-12 hours.
- Unmold and enjoy!