Though I'm all for a good styling challenge, I have to admit that every time I make popsicles and decide I want to photograph the recipe, I get a little stressed. For obvious reasons, shooting anything that melts proves to be difficult, as your time is limited before your subject matter isn't looking so pretty anymore. You don't have quite as much time to play around with your styling and rearrange your shot, so planning is key and moving fast is essential.
I made a strawberry version of this recipe a couple of weeks ago for a client shoot, and upon finding myself with a few extra peaches over the weekend, decided that I'd try another flavour option. It doesn't hurt that they're quick to whip up, relatively healthy and pretty much an essential when faced with a heat wave. Hello, midday treat!
WHITE CHOCOLATE DRIZZLED PEACH POPSICLES
1 cup sliced peaches
¼ cup sugar (or sweetener of your choice)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups plain yogurt (I use coconut, regular is fine too)
8 oz white chocolate, finely chopped (the Lindt Vanilla Excellence is my guilty pleasure)
¼ cup coconut oil
1. Combine peaches, sugar, vanilla and yogurt in a blender and blend until combined.
2. Pour the mixture into your popsicle mold, cover and insert popsicle sticks. Freeze for 6 hours or until frozen.
3. When popsicles are frozen and you're ready for the white chocolate drizzle, mix your white chocolate and coconut oil over a double boiler, stirring frequently to melt and combine until smooth.
4. Remove popsicles from molds, running under hot water to loosen. Place on a tray (or parchment paper), and drizzle the white chocolate over them, moving quickly back and forth. Place back in the freeze to harden.