Jami Nolen, Nutrition Program Associate
July 3, 2011
Peaches are in season and will make a perfect cold treat on a hot day. Popsicles are a summer must, but most are packed full of sugar with little to no nutritional value. These popsicles are a breeze to make and count as a 1/2 serving of fruit!
- 1¼ pounds ripe peaches (3-4 medium peaches), halved and pitted
- 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Coarsely chop peaches in a food processor.
- Transfer 1 cup of the chunky peaches to a medium bowl. Add orange juice and sugar to taste (depending on the sweetness of the peaches) to the food processor. Puree until smooth. Add to the bowl with the chunky peaches and stir in vanilla.
- Divide the mixture among twelve 2-ounce or eight 3-ounce freezer-pop molds (or small paper cups). Freeze until beginning to set, about 1 hour, and then insert frozen-treat sticks. Freeze until completely firm, about 1 hour more.
Nutrition Information (per serving)
0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono)
0 mg cholesterol
9 g carbohydrates
0 g protein
1 g fiber
0 mg sodium
90 mg potassium
Funded in part by USDA SNAP.
Running out of money for food? Contact your local food stamp office or go online to http://dss.mo.gov/fsd/fstamp/. For more information, call MU Extension's Show-Me Nutrition line at 1-888-515-0016.
Last update: Wednesday, March 27, 2013