Peach Ginger Mint Popsicles

We are in the thick of summer.  The 90 degree weather that we've been having for the past few days tells me so.  I'm not complaining.  I'm not a fan of super hot temps, but I'm definitely more partial to heat than I am to the cold.  So let's just live our lives and whip up some refreshing popsicles to get us through this.

I went through a white nectarine phase a few years ago.  It lasted for a while.  White nectarines are my jam, since they can be crunchy like apples, but they have a peach flavor.  My biggest gripe with peaches is their texture, so I was basically able to eliminate the one thing I didn't like with these fruits.  Anyhow, for this recipe I would recommend using actual peaches, as they're softer and will be easier to blend.  The ginger in this recipe is a shining star as well.  I love a hint of fresh ginger in the summer.  So refreshing!  Also, I just can't stop with the mint.  Don't make me!

I managed to refrain from adding booze to these popsicles (I was oh so close to doing so!), but I won't be mad one little bit if you find yourself pouring in a little bit of spirits.  Live your life to the fullest.


Peach Ginger Mint Popsicles
makes 6 popsicles

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  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 (2-inch thick) slice of fresh ginger, peeled
  • Four large peaches, peeled and quartered
  • 1/4 + 2 tablespoons cup lime juice
  • handful of fresh mint leaves

1) In a small sauce pan over medium heat, bring the sugar, corn syrup, salt and water to a boil.  Stir constantly until the sugar dissolves in the pan, about 2 minutes. 

2) Add the ginger to the pan and stir the mixture for 1 more minute.

3) Remove from heat and allow the syrup to stand in the sauce pan for 10 minutes.

4) Next, add the peaches, simple syrup, and lime juice to a large bowl.  Use a handheld blender to puree the mixture.  Depending on how ripe your peaches are, it may take a bit of time to break down the fruit.

5) Pour the mixture into the popsicle molds and add the sticks.  Freeze the pops until completely frozen, about 8 hours.