These layered raspberry peach popsicles are what popsicle dreams are made of! Creamy dreamy peach swirled with bright, tangy raspberry makes for a perfect healthy popsicle!
Is everyone tired of hearing about popsicles? (Please say no!)
With heat advisories off and on all throughout summer, cold treats like healthy popsicle recipes are my summer salvation. When it’s 110-120 degrees outside (literally), popsicles are one of the best things about summer. As far as flavors go, I don’t get bored super easily, but my whole family loves experimenting with new combinations so often that it seems I always have a new favorite.
I love a simple popsicle recipe, like these Mango Lime Popsicles, or 3-ingredient Strawberry Watermelon Popsicles, but getting a bit extra can also be super fun. It’s so fun to make a fresh twist on this classic dessert! Whether it’s swirled Lava Flow Popsicles, layered Key Lime Pie Popsicles, or these fresh, delicious Raspberry Peach Popsicles, sometimes more is more!
Swirl popsicles are a bit more work than single-flavored popsicles, but I think they’re worth the effort. They’re gorgeous (that raspberry color!!!), you get two real fruit flavors in one, and they’re remarkably satisfying to eat. What’s not to love!?
Plus, even though there are two great tasting flavors going on here, the ingredients for these pretty pops are super simple…
Here’s What You Need To Make These Healthy Popsicles:
- Peaches. Fresh peaches or frozen peaches work well! We love fresh, ripe peaches for their bright, happy color and sweet flavor.
- Banana. This adds creaminess and sweetness. If you hate banana, you can use 1/2 cup mango or more peaches instead.
- Orange Juice. Then, some orange juice adds brightness and some subtle sweetness.
- Vanilla Extract. This tiny little addition completely transforms the flavor of the peach layer. It gives it a sort of peach julius flavor. It’s DELIGHTFUL.
- Honey Or Agave. To enhance the natural sweetness of the fruit, we add a little bit of honey or agave syrup. It’s not strictly necessary if you don’t need it, and you can feel free to use sugar or simple syrup, if you prefer!
- Raspberries. Fresh raspberries or frozen raspberries add vibrant, gorgeous color. They’re SO GOOD with the peaches.
- Lemon Juice. A bit of acidity adds brightness and enhances the flavors of the fruit. It keeps these popsicles from tasting flat.
- Water. A tiny splash helps the raspberries blend.
How To Make These Swirled Popsicles, Step By Step
- Start With The Peach Layer. Add peaches, banana, honey/agave, orange juice, and 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract to a blender (or food processor). Puree until smooth. Taste and add more sweetener or vanilla, if desired. Set this peach puree aside. (Pour peach mixture into a liquid measuring cup or smaller spouted cup so it’s easy to pour into the popsicle mold later.)
- Then, Make The Raspberry Layer. To the same blender (I don’t even wash mine in between), add raspberries, 2 Tablespoons lemon juice, 2 Tablespoons honey/agave, and the water to the blender. Puree until smooth. Taste and add more lemon juice for tartness or more honey/agave for sweetness, as desired.
- Strain The Raspberry Mixture. Pour the raspberry puree through a fine mesh sieve into a liquid measuring cup to strain out the seeds.
- Layer The Popsicles. Then, alternate adding the raspberry and peach smoothie mixtures to each of your popsicle molds. For more distinct layers, use a small funnel or a spoon to add the fruit purée mixtures. (If you pour straight from the blender/liquid measuring cup, they’re more likely to combine.)
- Freeze Till Solid. Carefully cover the popsicles and insert popsicle sticks. Place on an even surface in the freezer and freeze at least 4-5 hours, or until completely solid.
- Serve & Store. To remove the popsicles from the popsicle mold, run each well of your popsicle mold under cold water (not warm water or hot water!) for a few seconds, then jiggle the sticks side to side to loosen the pops. (Run the mold under water again if they’re still not loosening.) That’s it! Enjoy right away or store leftover popsicles in an airtight bag in the freezer up to 1 month.
FAQ + Tips And Tricks For The Best Raspberry Peach Popsicles
Our Favorite Popsicle Mold – In all of my popsicle recipes I rave about this popsicle mold. It’s my all-time favorite after making literally hundreds of popsicles. The lid holds the sticks in place which helps them freeze upright. It’s also just right for this batch of popsicles.
Can I Use Frozen Fruit To Make Popsicles? Yes! Don’t worry about whether you’re using fresh fruit or frozen fruit. Use what you have on hand (or a combination). I really love freezing my own fruit when it’s on sale and at the peak of its season for the best quality frozen fruit, but Costco comes through for me on the regular with their giant bags of organic produce. I love both.
Sweet or Sweeter – The amount of honey (if any) that you’ll use in this recipe is entirely dependent on your own tastes and the natural sweetness of the fruit. If I’m using a juicy fresh peach at its peak, there’s a good chance that it’s sweet enough on its own, whereas a bag of frozen peaches that might be slightly underripe could use a bit more. Ditto for raspberries. Some batches are more tart than others. Let those trusty tastebuds guide you!
For The Best Swirls – If you want more distinct raspberry and peach layers, try using a spoon or a small funnel to alternate adding the popsicle mixtures to your popsicle mold. I’ve found that if I try to pour straight from a liquid measuring cup or blender pitcher that they just kind of muddle together. If you’re looking for a more distinct separation, use a spoon or funnel for best results. If you want the layers perfectly level, you’ll need to freeze each layer 1-2 hours before adding the next layer (this is more work than I want to do, and I prefer the more organic, swirled look.)
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Recipe originally shared June 2016. Fully updated June 2023. Check out some of our original photos below!