Peach Bourbon Tea Pops

One of my favorite summertime local treats are the fresh, juicy peaches. For as long as I can remember, I have picked fruit throughout the growing season … Strawberries in June, blueberries in July, peaches in August, then pears, apples … Mmm. I haven’t gotten to go to the orchard yet for peaches right off the tree, but I did pick up some tasty ones from Bechdolt’s Orchard in Hellertown at the Artsquest Farmers’ Market.

Unfortunately, I bought them on a Tuesday, then ended up having to unexpectedly travel to NC for a funeral. The peaches still needed to ripen up a teensy bit, but I was afraid they would go bad while we were away. So, I put some in the fridge to preserve them and left some on the counter to ripen. Well, I came home to a Goldilocks situation where the ones on the counter were over ripe and the ones in the fridge were too hard. Growing up in this frugal, Pennsylvania Dutch valley, I learned not to waste. So, the softer peaches turned into these tasty Southern-inspired popsicles!

Peach Bourbon Tea Pops

Ingredients:

Peach Bourbon Tea Pop Ingredients

If a recipe starts with these ingredients, can you really go wrong?

• 4 ripe peaches
• 2-4 teabags, depending on your taste (I used 2 lemon-ginger bags)
• honey (to sweeten to taste)
• 4 oz. bourbon

Directions:

  1. Boil 4 cups of water. Add tea bags and steep about 10 minutes.
  2. While the tea is steeping, coarsely chop the peaches. No need to peel. Set aside one peach-worth of chunks for later.
  3. Puree the rest of the peach chunks with about 1/4 cup of water until smooth. Transfer to a bowl with a spout (or a pitcher).
  4. Drizzle in as much honey as you would like (I used about 1/8 cup).
  5. Add the bourbon.

    Pouring in Bourbon

    Adding the bourbon.

  6. Remove the tea bags from the water and add the tea to the bowl.
  7. Stir until well incorporated.
  8. Set out popsicle molds (or paper cups and popsicle sticks … whatever you’ve got) and divide the reserved peach chunks among them.
  9. Pour the peach-bourbon-tea mixture into the molds.

    Ready to Freeze

    Ready to Freeze

  10. Freeze overnight and enjoy!

    Peach Bourbon Tea Pop

    My husband, about to enjoy a pop after a long day working hard. It's like sitting on a veranda in the south, but in Bethlehem!

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