Does anything scream summer more than the juices of a peach dripping down to your elbows as you sink your teeth into the tender flesh?
How about a roasted peach, popping with so much natural sweetness it hurts your jaw.
I’ve been meaning to try roasted fruit for what feels like years now. Well yesterday after reading about Gina’s roasted strawberries and Averie’s roasted grapes, leaving my mouth seriously watering, I knew it needed to happen. Faster than a marine could get military loans online I was digging out my popsicle mold.
I roasted two peaches until the skin shriveled and the sugars caramelized. My plan was to use both in the popsicle recipe but one went undocumented into my mouth faster than you can say peaches n cream. So unbelievably sweet and succulent, I couldn’t possibly wait for it to be frozen into a popsicle to eat. So I made a desperate late night store run just to have more peaches to photograph with. The life of a food blogger I tell ya.
Roasted Peaches n’ Coconut Cream Popsicles
I only made 3 popsicles because I ate the other peach before I got around to freezing it, but I’m sharing the original recipe for 6 popsicles. These are a dairy and sugar free treat! Makes 6 3oz. popsicles which may vary depending on your popsicle mold size.
- 2 peaches
- Squeeze of lemon and pinch of salt
- 1 can (14oz) Coconut Milk (light or full fat)
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Slice peaches into wedges, sprinkle with lemon juice and a touch of sea salt. Place in the oven and roast for about 25 minutes until they are beginning to caramelize. Remove from oven and dice into smaller pieces.
Whisk together (or blend) the coconut milk and vanilla extract. Pour the coconut milk into the popsicle molds to fill them about half way. Stick in the freezer and allow to set for 30 minutes.
Remove molds and drop in the peaches. Try and evenly distribute the peaches into the popsicles. They should be full of peaches. Top off the popsicles with the remaining coconut milk until just about all the way to the top. Stick a popsicle stick in each and freeze for another 2-3 hours. Once frozen remove the mold and you may have to run the base under warm water to remove them, depending on your popsicle mold.