This post was updated in November 2019.
Homemade Peach Nectar Popsicles
Peaches are one of my favorite fruits of the summer. When I see them, or any foodstuff inspired by peaches, I am typically swayed to buy.
So it happened when I saw some peach nectar in my grocery store.
What is Nectar?
Nectars typically contain the pulp and/or flesh of the fruit, rather than just the juice from the fruit.
However, it depends on the brand, as some nectars can be thinner in consistency and contain added sugar and other additives.
Read the label!
Hot tip! I often recommend nectar (especially pear nectar) for kids who are having issues with constipation. The sorbitol content of some fruit nectars help stimulate bowel movements and is a more natural way to manage constipation than the routine Miralax or other laxatives.
Add Some Cute Popsicle Molds
The stars aligned as I made my next stop at Home Goods, a discount home furnishings and cookware store.
As I was shopping for decorations to adorn the tables of my daughter’s graduation party, I happened upon some cute popsicle molds.
(Yes, I’ve bought cute popsicle molds before, and yes, I have created other popsicle recipes!)
My brain lit up and I started to think about how I could use both peach nectar and popsicle molds…
I came up with a quick Peach Nectar Popsicle recipe that contains vanilla Greek yogurt for a dreamy take on a creamsicle.
I like to work in some added nutrition when making homemade treats, and that’s what I did here.
I decided to include a dairy source to boost the calcium content to an otherwise carbohydrate-based juice pop.
If you don’t do dairy, try a milk alternative. You could substitute a calcium-fortified non-dairy beverage such as soy milk or almond milk instead.
- 24 ounces of Peach Nectar (I used the Goya brand)
- 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- Blend on high until thoroughly mixed.
- Pour into 6 popsicle molds.
- Freeze for 4-6 hours before serving.
- Run the frozen popsicle under hot water to release.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 97 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 1mg Sodium: 22mg Carbohydrates: 21g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 19g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 4g
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What is your favorite homemade popsicle flavor?
Written by: Jill Castle, MS, RDN
Published on: June 22, 2016
Updated on: November 5, 2019