Peach Blueberry Almond Popsicles (vegan, gluten-free)

Peaches + blueberries + almond butter have been my go-to flavor combo of the week, after getting fruit at the farmers’ market! I have had this on toast, in oats, and now - in popsicle form!! I have had a popsicle making mold for at least two years and keep forgetting to use it, and I decided today was the day! The sun was shining and it was a beautiful day to sit outside on my balcony as a study break and enjoy some popsicles with my roommate. These are super easy to make and I love the colors too! If you don’t have a popsicle mold, you can pour the liquid into ice cube trays or a dish and make ice cream instead!



I added almond butter on top before freezing the popsicles, and as they froze, it shifted down to coat the stick so there was a surprise almond butter center of these popsicles! You could also add it to the popsicles molds first if you want the almond butter as a separate layer.


I made these with oat milk so they are vegan, but you could use any type of milk - or even any type of plain or vanilla or almond-milk yogurt to make this more creamy. You can use either fresh or frozen blueberries - you could possibly use frozen peaches too, but if there is a lot of ice on them, it could make this too watery, so be cognizant of that. If you are allergic to nuts, you can omit the almond ingredients to make these nut-free and they will still be delicious!



Ingredients

Makes 5 popsicles


¾ cup oat milk

1.5 peaches

¼ cup frozen (or fresh) blueberries

¼ cup honey or maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla extract

¼ tsp almond extract (optional)

4-5 tbsp almond butter (optional)


Steps

1. Blend oat milk with 1 peach, honey/maple syrup, vanilla, and almond extract until mostly smooth - there should still be some peach pieces visible. Pour this mixture into a bowl.


2. Chop the remaining half of a peach, and add to the blended mixture along with the blueberries. Mix evenly.


3. Pour into popsicle holders (or a glass dish if making ice cream) to fill almost to the top. Add a spoonful of almond butter to top off each popsicle.



4. Add the popsicle sticks, and freeze for a few hours or overnight, until solid.


5. Gently wiggle the popsicles out of the mold, and enjoy with a side of sunshine (with proper sun protection of course)!



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