I finally found some time to make popsicles! I was desperately waiting for those juicy succulent peaches to arrive in the market and finally found it at our farmer’s market. My happiness knew no bounds because I was dreaming of peach popsicles since winter.
But we ended up eating most of the peaches and I could only spare 3 of them for the popsicles. To bring more color to them, I added few strawberries that I had frozen from our strawberry-pick picnic last month. The finally product ended up looking like shades of sunset and so the name (this name is given by husband).
For the flavors, I have used fennel seeds and I can’t get enough of telling you how nice flavors tasted. I wonder why I never thought of using fennel before. Strawberry, peach and crisp fennel seeds, Uff, they taste absolutely the best.
If you want to substitute fennel seeds with anything else, I would suggest trying
- 3 ripe Peaches
- 2 cups of strawberries ( if frozen, thaw it completely)
- 2 tbsp of roasted fennel seeds (coarse powder)
- ½ cup of sugar divided into 2
- 1 cup water
- Chop the peaches and strawberries (if fresh) into small pieces.
- In a saucepan, add peaches and ½ cup of water and let it cook for 10 mins on medium flame.
- Cover the pan with lid while cooking.
- Once the peaches look soft, add sugar and fennel powder and mash the fruit chunks to a smooth paste.
- Mix and let it simmer without lid until the sauce thickens.
- Once thick, turn off the flame and let it cool.
- If the peach sauce looks chunky, grind to a smooth paste when it cools down.
- Similarly cook the strawberry and make a thick paste.
- Adjust the sweetness in both the fruit sauces and let it cool.
- Prepare the moulds and add strawberry and peach sauce one by one.
- Place the sticks in each mould and freeze for 2-4 hours
- Serve once done!
If the sauces are runny, let the first one freeze and then add the other.
If you are using frozen strawberries, thaw them and then cook, the strawberries may have more water content so you need to cook some more to make it thick.