It doesn’t get any more Southern than Creamy Peach Pecan Bourbon Popsicles with pecan praline added to this boozy adult peach popsicle.
Mid-Summer Peach Season
It’s July, and peaches are so plump and sweet right now.
As soon as I see a mound of fresh peaches at my nearby farmer’s market or roadside stands, I buy and devour fast.
And then I realized, I had never shared any peach recipes with You.
Sorry for being a peach glutton but I will share now!
Popsicles Scream Summertime
You might already know, I’ve become a feen for popsicles, with nearly a dozen and counting, on my blog.
There’s no better way I know of to enjoy season ripened fruits than to make them into a popsicle.
This way, I am able to pull them out anytime I want and enjoy that season, all over again.
Popsicle Flavors Are As Diverse As There Are Ingredients In Your Kitchen
The choices for a healthy popsicle mixture knows no limits.
Fruity popsicles can range from pureed fruits, to simply a favorite fruit juicy.
When making creamy frozen bars, I often opt for using Greek yogurt or coconut milk instead of cream.
But I could talk endlessly on ingredients I love to use in popsicles.
So, let’s get started!
Caramelized Peaches With Bourbon
With just a sprinkle of sugar and the natural sugar in sweet fruits, a caramel can be made in minutes on top the stove.
That’s how these peach popsicles started.
Add a little bourbon to the caramelized peaches and things are beginning to head south, and I mean that in a delicious way!
Making Popsicles Is Too Easy!
Once you own a popsicle mold, and trust me, they are not expensive, you will be making frozen popsicles all summer long!
If you don’t own a popsicle mold yet, no worries, we can do this the old fashioned way, with disposable paper cups and sticks.
Place the popsicle mixture into the cups, freeze just to the freezing point, make a small slit in the center and slide the wooden popsicle sticks in.
The popsicle will continue to freeze with the stick in the center of the pop.
Decadent Creamy Popsicles
Creamy can mean different things to each of us.
For me, full fat Greek yogurt, if I am not making homemade yogurt, is the ‘creamy’ I like to use in many recipes.
Next up for me in the full fat creamy department would be coconut milk.
Both of these creamy ingredients are going to make these popsicles silky creamy.
However, there are other options for those of us who, at times, prefer less or no fat.
I’m crazy about homemade almond milk, which only uses 2-ingredients to make, but zero fat yogurt can work with this recipe too.
Just remember, with no fat, the popsicles with be icy and delicious instead of creamy.
Crunch In My Popsicles? Oh Yeah!
These very southern creamy peach popsicles just had to have pecan praline crunch in them. Don’t you agree?
Pecan praline, or any nut praline, takes just minutes to make.
Melt a little sugar in a skillet, just the sugar.
Stir the pecans around in the sweet melting caramel, and in minutes they are ready to spread out, cool and become praline!
Creamy, crunchy and oh so southern.
But wait… we need some bourbon in these popsicles!
Bourbon Pecans And Peach Indulgence
Love the sweet, oaky flavor of bourbon?
It’s the perfect booze to pair with pecans.
Don’t drink alcohol?
The bourbon can be added after the peaches have been lightly sautéed and caramelized for the full bourbon kick.
Or, add the bourbon, for its flavor, and allow the alcohol to cook out, while the peaches caramelize, and you’ve got flavor but no booze!
How To Make Creamy Peach Pecan Bourbon Popsicles
How To Make Creamy Peach Pecan Bourbon Popsicles
Step 1 – Peel the peaches over a bowl, so you can catch every last drop of juice. Toss the peels and the pits. Rough slice the peaches, again over the bowl. If the peaches are nice and ripe, you will have lots of juice. We want that peach juice in our popsicles.
Step 2 – In a large skillet on medium heat, put a little sugar in a hot pan, along with the pecans. Allow the sugar to melt and coat the pecans, transfer them to a sheet of parchment paper and they will quickly harden into pecan pralines.
Step 3 – Sauté the peaches, the juice and a little sugar until the liquid reduces and becomes caramelized. Add the bourbon and the mixture is almost ready to transform into popsicles.
Step 4 – Mix the peaches, yogurt and praline pecans into a bowl. Spoon the mixture into the popsicle molds, tops on, sticks in and freeze.
Step 5 – Once frozen, 4-hours or overnight, the popsicles can be transferred to an airtight container and stored in the freezer, freeing the popsicle mold up for more popsicles!
Let’s Love Some More Great Popsicles
With the passion for frozen popsicle treats that I have, for sure I’ve got more to share with you!
These are just a few, with more coming every summer, as inspirations ignite and I can steal more time in the kitchen to create, rather than here writing to you!
- Raspberry Tea Popsicles – from a delicious raspberry herbal tea.
- Garden Lavender and Blueberry Popsicles – fragrant and delicious, made with homemade almond milk, honey, blueberries and lavender.
- Blueberry and Yogurt Popsicles – thick Greek yogurt and fresh blueberry compote.
- Strawberry and Lemonade Popsicles – because summer needs homemade lemonade and all seasons need strawberries.
- Mocha Latte Popsicles – because come 4:00 I want cold coffee and not hot coffee in summertime!
- Watermelon Frozen Fruit Popsicles – easy popsicles with fresh watermelon and a splash of honey.
- Wellness Popsicles – a popsicle every freezer needs to have tucked away before you get sick. Fresh ginger, chili peppers, lots of lemon and honey and these wellness popsicles are exactly what you need when you have a sore throat, cough or the universal crud/Covid.
- Large skillet – to caramelize the peaches and the pecan praline.
- Popsicle mold and sticks or disposable cups and sticks
- Measuring cup and spoons
- Medium-size bowl
- Stovetop or burner
- Airtight container
- Fresh Juicy Peaches
- Greek yogurt – full fat or low fat
Creamy Peach Pecan Bourbon Popsicles
- Large skillet
- Popsicle mold with sticks
- 3 cups Fresh Peaches, juice reserved about 4 peaches
- 2 1/2 cups Greek yogurt full fat or low fat
- 1 1/2 cups Pecans rough chopped
- 3 tbsp Sugar
- 1 1/2 shots Bourbon about 4 tbsp
- In a large skillet on medium heat, place 2 tablespoons of sugar to the hot pan, along with the rough chopped pecans. Allow the sugar to melt and coat the pecans, stirring occasionally. Watch that it doesn’t burn.
- Once the sugar begins to look caramelized and sticking to the pecans, remove them from the pan, onto a sheet of parchment paper, single layer. Allow to cool and harden.
- In the same pan, on medium-high heat, add the remaining sugar, the sliced peaches and as much peach juice as you are able to reserve from the juicy fresh peaches. Gently stir occasionally until much of the liquid is reduced and caramelization appears.
- Add the bourbon, stir over heat for a minute more and remove. Cool completely.
- Transfer the peach mixture into a bowl. Stir in the yogurt and pecan praline.
- Spoon the mixture into popsicle molds, top on, sticks in and freeze for 4-hours or overnight.
- Remove from the popsicle mold and store in an airtight container in the freezer and enjoy.