Ahhhh. My alarm clock is officially turned off for the next 2 months. Hello summer vacation.
Listen. It’s not all fun and games. I have plenty to keep me busy. BBQs to attend. Friends to hang out with. Naps to take. It’s hard work 😉
Actually, I do have many goals for this summer. The biggest one will be moving into and decorating the new house. I’m super pumped about that. I actually enjoy furniture shopping and picking out paint colors. I know, I’m a rare specimen.
Another goal? Cooking up a ton. It’s something that kinda gets neglected at the end of every school year thanks to concert season craziness. But now that it’s summer time… I’m gonna lock my butt in the kitchen and get to work.
First up… popsicles.
I just scored this popsicle mold and was super excited to try out some ice pop fun.
This recipe by Food & Wine totally caught my eye because I’m a sucker for the peach – tequila flavor combo. It reminds me so much of these super easy summer margaritas. And if there is one summer drink I’m all in for… it’s margaritas.
And hey, listen, if you’ve got any kick-butt popsicle recipes, send them my way por favor! Let me know in the comments below. I’d love to try them out 🙂
Peach Blueberry Margarita Popsicles
- Total Time: 3 hours
- Yield: 4 1x
- 3 medium ripe peaches, peeled, pitted, and roughly chopped
- 5 tablespoons sugar, divided
- 3 tablespoons blanco/silver tequila, divided
- 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, divided*
- 1 pint fresh blueberries
- Fully puree peaches in a food processor until smooth. Strain peach puree through a fine sieve into a bowl and stir in 3 tablespoons sugar, 2 tablespoons tequila, and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.
- Carefully fill four (4 to 5 ounce) popsicle molds** 1/4 of the way up. I pour the peach mixture into a ziploc bag and cut a small hole in one corner to create a makeshift pastry bag. This way I can easily and accurately pour mixture into popsicle molds without spilling any on the sides. Freeze until almost firm, about 30 minutes. Poke a popsicle stick into the center of each.
- Meanwhile, fully puree blueberries in a food processor until smooth. Strain blueberry puree through fine sieve into a bowl. Stir in remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 tablespoon tequila, and 2 teaspoons lemon juice. Carefully pour blueberry puree into each mold another 1/4 of the way up (again I used a ziploc bag as a makeshift pastry bag) and freeze until almost firm, about 25 minutes.
- Repeat with peach layer and freeze for 25 minutes, and then blueberry layer and freeze until completely firm, about 1 hour.
- When ready to serve, unmold popsicles. Briefly dipping molds in warm water helps molds release popsicles.
- Devour immediately. Beware of brain freeze 🙂
*1 lemon should produce enough juice
**Depending upon the size popsicle molds you have, adjust amount of molds you fill accordingly.
- Prep Time: 3 hours
Ahhhh … now I am not jealous of your 2 month vacation at all. Honestly (grrrrr).
As for the popsicles …. wow. If I was your new neighbour I wouldn’t be bringing you any moving in casseroles, I’d be lounging around in your backyard ‘helping’ you to sample these. They turned out so beautifully as well. It’s a pity it’s winter over here in Oz (although it was still 22C today … hmmm, a bit of a pathetic ‘winter’ if you ask me).
Hahaha glad you’re not at all jealous 😉 I think you need to make popsicles anyway… even if it is winter 🙂
Im your summer to-do list, I don’t see any mention of your athletic goal of becoming a triathlete? Have you scratched that off your list completely?
And what about you intentions of going off-carbs? Gone as well?
I am NOT impressed Chris.
However, if you give me a couple of those awesome popsicles I might forgive you…maybe! 😉
Hahahaha… oh yea, forgot to mention I’m going carb-less and training for an iron man. Are you proud of me now Alpha? Are you, are you?!
Consuelo - Honey & Figs
Naps are also a big part of my summer hehe as well as cooking is! These popsicles look and sound absolutely delicious. Margarita anything is a true favorite of mine!
Enjoy your holidays 😉
Hahaha yay for naps! I’m glad you and I share in the margarita love!
Kelly - LEFT SIDE OF THE TABLE
This sounds HEAVENLY!! I love peaches with other berries. It’s fun mixing any berries, actually! Add a little tequila and you’ve got yourself a bomb popsicle! I wish I had a recipe to share, but I don’t. I’ve never made my own popsicles before 😀 I know shocking, i’m totally covering up my face right now cause it’s kind of embarrassing! I blame it on the fact that I need popsicle molds! NEED them before summer ends! Thanks for sharing, Chris – pinned!
Don’t feel bad… this was my first time 😉 But now you totally need to get yourself some molds and get popping!
Margarita popsicles?? Umm yes! I finally have plans to take my popsicle molds out from winter hibernation. Need to add these to my list to try this summer!
Yes… time to whip those molds out for sure!
Gorgeous photos, Chris! And I definitely want like 7 of those popsicles right now.
Hahaha thanks Tina! 7 popsicles sounds pretty fantastic 🙂
Are you actually capable of relaxing, Chris? I’m sure you have so much planned for your “vacation” it will be like most people’s full time jobs. But seriously, happy Summer Vacation 🙂 Can’t wait to hear about the new home! These ice pops seem like the perfect way to start the summer. I have to look around for some popsicle molds because I actually don’t have any…but I should!
Hahahaha, relax? What’s that? I don’t like just sitting still… I actually feel guilty when I’m doing nothing. It’s a sickness, really. Wait, what?? You don’t have popsicle molds?! C’mon Sandra! I would totally expect you to be turning all that amazing farmers market fruit into some frozen goodness!
These are absolutely awesome Chris, can’t wait to make these over the summer!
Thanks so much Matt!
These look delicious, I really love that blueberry touch. Also credit to you for these great pics, I know how much fun popsicles are to take pictures of in the Summer. 😉
Thanks so much Pamela! Hahaha, I kept having to put them back in the freezer!!!
I loved the color combo and the flavors packed in that popsicle. Its definitely going to be a great treat for the sunny days!!!
Absolutely Shibi! It’s perfect for summer 🙂
I love seeing all the popsicle recipes that are popping up (no pun intended!) now, and this one is really so unique 🙂 I love peaches this time of year and the flavor is made even more summery when put into a frozed treat!
Hahaha I love natural puns when they pop up like that 😉 Peaches are one of my summertime faves!
Absolute yumminess! Love the combo of flavors here.
Have an awesome week Chris!
Thanks so much Melanie! Hope you have a great week too 😉
Besides being gorgeous, your grown up popsicles must taste amazing!
Thanks so much Liz! Much appreciated 🙂
Hooray for summer vacation! One of the great things about being a teacher, right? Furniture shopping and painting sound like fun. I need you to talk to my husband and let him know those are enjoyable things 😀 Haha
These margarita popsicle look amazing! I love these favors. I seriously need some popsicle molds. Where’d you find yours. I think I just need to get on Amazon and do some shopping 😀 Pinning!
Yup, one of the best perks of the job!!! Hahaha, well I can’t say that I’m in the norm for liking furniture shopping! I got mine off of amazon. Check in the post… I linked to the one that I bought.
Bri | Bites of Bri
These are gorgeous and they sound so refreshing! I just got a popsicle mold last week and I’m addicted to making popsicles. Can’t wait to try this combination next.
It’s good to see that you are putting all of that spare time of yours to a good use. I mean Peach Blueberry Margarita Popsicles? Come on man! That should be awarded a Congressional Medal of Honor! Proud of Sitting Wolf!
Hahahaha thanks so much Grilling Troll! When are you gonna join the popsicle bandwagon?!
Two month vacation sounds just perfect. I could use that sort of time of. Enjoy every moment of it. Looking forward to your delicious posts.
2 months off is fantastic 🙂 Oh don’t worry, I’ll enjoy every second!!
Olivia - Primavera Kitchen
Love the layers of colours. I just ordered my popsicle molds. I really need to add these to my list to try this summer. Pinned 😉
Can’t wait to see what kind of popsicles you come up with Olivia!
This sounds so great, Chris! I would LOVE a margarita popsicle. Good luck with all your furniture shopping and new-home-decorating!
Thanks so much Alyssa!
Mmmm, Margarita, you say? Yes, please! They look awesome!
Bri | Bites of Bri
I’m posting a red, white, and blue berry yogurt popsicle tomorrow!
Yum! Gonna have to check those out!
Alessandra // the foodie teen
It was popsicle week last week on Wit and Vinegar, there’s 40 popsicle recipes there if you need more recipes! I love the layers in these!
Oooo thanks Alessandra!
Lots of love coming at ya for this recipe, Chris! Margaritas are my drink of choice and a popsicle version is perfect for these steamy Atlanta days. Great post and awesome pics!
Thanks so much Bill!
These sound amazing! I just got my first popsicle mold and now I want to make ALL THINGS popsicle..especially with tequila!
P.s Where did you get the non wooden looking backdrop? Correct me if I am wrong but it looks like there are two different backgrounds in this post?
The metal looking one is a baking sheet pan, and the blueish-black one is from swankyprints on etsy 🙂
What a “tough” summer you have before you, Chris – if you ever just need a break and wanna go “nap-less” – am the one you wanna switch places with for a day! 🙂
These are GORGEOUS!
Hahaha you know it!
Thinking I will have to blast the heaters to try these little beauties. 🙂 Very cool idea, pretty too. Enjoy your Summer vacation, hope its filled with all the fun! 🙂
Thansk so much Anna 🙂
This is such a beautiful combo! YUM
Summer vacation is the one reason I’m jealous of all my friends who teach! I want my summers back – just like school days.
I’d need a popsicle like that to drown (or freeze) my sorrow in..
love the colors and I’ve been meaning to try popsicles too.. maybe this holiday weekend.
Hahaha to freeze your sorrow in… love that line!
Beautiful! Orange and purple…does this look great or what..?
I agree! hahaha thanks Ela!
fun summer pops!
Alice // Hip Foodie Mom
These popsicles look soooooo good! I also recently got a popsicle mold and have been going crazy! I’ve got to try this recipe soon! love it!
Thanks so much Alice! Can’t wait to see what you come up with using your new popsicle mold!
Yes to margaritas all summer long and yes to margaritas in popsicle form! I love that popsicle mold, I’m in desperate need of a new one. And TOTALLY jealous of your two months off! Looking forward to the awesome recipes that will be happening!
Hahaha that’s what I’m talking about… margaritas all summer long!
Yay for summer vacation! And these fun popsicles! They look amazing and I’m totally loving the peach and blueberry combo! Pinning!
Thanks so much Kelly!
Sounds like you have an awesome relaxing summer in front of you, enjoy it! These popsicles look so refreshing. I can’t decide if I like the peach, blueberry, or booze the best in these! I don’t have a popsicle recipe to share with you right now, but I’ll have a great one next week. Pinned!
Thanks so much Danae! Hahaha… I think it’s the booze… definitely the booze 😉
Congrats on your vacation – enjoy it!!! I am loving, loving, loving the looks of these popsicles! I’ve never made them, but this flavor combo makes me want to! 🙂
Thanks so much Kristi!
These are gorgeous Chris! peach blueberry, possibly the best combo EVER. Sally (baking addiction) just posted a peach blueberry pie and it almost killed me. Like, dead. I want the popsicle version! Yum!! PS I just looked at your little bio and literally snorted when I read “A dude food blogger??” Hahaha!! PPS. People need to say dude more often. Sometimes I feel like I’m the only one trying to bring it back. Glad to know I have some support.
Hahaha thanks so much Karen… glad I could help in your quest to bring dude back into everyday vernacular 🙂
These popsicles look amazing! Love the flavours, peaches and blueberries are two of my all-time favourite summer fruits! 🙂
Thanks so much Jess 🙂
Yay for summer vacay AND for popsicle season! Totally drooling over how awesome these pops look. Peaches and blueberries is pretty much the ultimate summer combo and your photos look AMAZING. Pinned!
Hahaha I agree… summer vacation AND popsicle season = awesome!
These are some amazing looking popsicles! Love the stripes in them 🙂 Whenever I try to stripe popsicles they don’t even look close to this good! I love your backgrounds in these photos too. Pinned!
Thanks so much Chelsea!!!
Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps
Pretty pretty! Yay for summer vacay!
Yay indeed 😉
I need popsicle molds so that I can enjoy frozen cocktails, too — these look amazing! Hope you have a great Fourth!
Thanks so much Marcie!
You had me at margarita! And also, the colors are so pretty 🙂 Happy 4th!
So many things to say about this post! 1) I know that feeling of being on summer break and it’s the absolute best! Enjoy your summer- teachers work so hard all year long and totally deserve a break. 2) I have to get that popsicle mold- I’ve been searching for one everywhere (of course Amazon would have one!). 3) These popsicles look divine. Perfect for hot summer days. YUM!
Summer break is the best!!! Yup, Amazon pretty much has everything doesn’t it 🙂
Congrats!!! Nothing beats the feeling of summer break! And these popsicles look like the perfect way to kick it off – so simple and so refreshing! I love that they contain tequila (double plus in my books!). Looking forward to trying these out this summer! 😀
Tequila definitely equals double plus!!!
Wow so the popsicle freezes even though there is tequila in it?? So awesome! These look gorgeous and sound delicious – I need to get myself a popsicle mold! I’m so very jealous of your summer. I’ve been working for almost 7 years now nonstop…I really miss summer break 🙁
I know, crazy right?! Yup, it definitely freezes 🙂 You totally need to get a popsicle mold! Can’t wait to see what you would come up with! Wow, you totally need a vacation Cate!!!
Alessandra // the foodie teen
These look so amazing! I’m loving all the summer fruit right now, and I have some overripe peaches I need to do something with!
Peaches are the best, arent’ they?! I love peach crisp… man I can eat that every day in the summer!