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Bourbon and Peach Creamsicle

Sharon Muse

This one's for you, dad!! We wanted to make a recipe just for the special dads out there. Most of the recipes we make get the skeptical eye from the men in our lives (that is until they taste them), but we know this recipe is going to immediately spark their interest. With this hot weather that most of us are experiencing right now, we decided to create another delicous ice pop to cool us off. Since we are based in Atlanta, Georgia we just had to use peaches. They are the state fruit, in season and pair really well with bourbon. Yes, you read that right, BOURBON! And what man doesn't love bourbon? 

Just when you thought the star of these ice pops is an alcoholic treat we are here to tell you that peaches are giving the bourbon a run for its money. They pack a nutritious punch and contain more vitamins and minerals than you think. Shhh, don't tell dad, just let him think these treats are decadent because they certainly taste that way! Now, back to peaches - they are a great source of Vitamins A and C and a good source of Vitamins E, K, B1, B2, B3, and B6. They also contain a lot of minerals that our bodies need like calcium, potassium, magnesium, manganese, zinc and copper. We think the bourbon and the peaches are the perfect combination -, mixing a little naughty with a little nice.

To make these ice pops even more delicious, we threw in a creamsicle layer made with greek yogurt and whole grass-fed milk. So there is a creamy layer in between two layers of the sweet peach and bourbon mixture and what a decadent treat it makes! It's the perfect addition to your Father's Day  BBQ and the perfect way to show the men in your life you love them! 

Ingredients:

For the bourbon, peach part:

4 -5 ripe fresh peaches 

1/2 cup honey

3 T Maker's Mark bourbon

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1/4-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

For the creamsicle part:

1/2 cup full-fat Greek yogurt (we used Fage)

1/2 cup Whole Milk (we used Atlanta Fresh Cream Top)

1-2 T coconut sugar 

1/8 tsp. of vanilla extract 

Popsicles Molds (we found ours at Whole Foods)

Instructions:

1.) To make the bourbon peach mixture, chop up the peaches (skin and all) and place in either a food processor or a blender. Add the honey, bourbon, lemon juice, and vanilla extract and blend until there are pureed.

2.) To make the creamsicle mixture, combine all the ingredients and either whisk together until smooth or put in a blender and process until smooth.

3.) Carefully pour the bourbon mixture in the bottom one-third of the mold and freeze for around 30 minutes. 

4.) After 30 minutes, take out of the freezer and pour the creamsicle mixture for another third of the mold. Freeze for another 30 minutes.

5.) Pour the remaining bourbon peach mixture to the top of the popsicle molds and freeze for 5 hours or overnight. To remove, carefully run the popsicle mold under warm water to release it from the mold and enjoy!