Sunday, June 29, 2014

Peach Ice Cream Recipe

There are a few things that scream summer to me, and peaches are one of them. South of Mostar we have a small family orchard where fresh and organic peaches are grown, and every summer, the house (or I should say the refrigerator) is filled with piles and piles of peaches. That also means, that you have to be creative with them, otherwise they will go bad quickly. 

I love eating them, just as they are, but when you transform them into a Peach Ice Cream, then summer just got a little better. This recipe is very fresh, there is no cooking involved, no eggs, no custard, and the finished result has a great peach flavor.

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Ingredients: 
- 10 peaches, skin peeled and diced into cubes
- juice of one lemon
- 70 gr (1/3 cup) sugar
- 125 ml (1/2 cup) whipping cream
- 125 ml (1/2 cup) milk
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract


Peel and dice the peaches. We will steep the peaches in lemon juice and sugar, and then puree them.


Quick tip: I use an apple peeler to get rid of the skin and do it over the sink, so that the clean up is very easy and mess free.



The amount of sugar in the recipe is enough sweet for me, but you can taste it and add more or less, depending on the sweetness of your peaches.


Add the lemon juice.


Mix everything together, and put it in the fridge to steep for at least 30 minutes. 


Whip up the whipping cream until soft peaks form.You can use your standing mixer with the whisk attachment, a hand mixer, or simply by hand (the last one will require some muscle strength).



Add the milk to the whipped cream and combine.


Puree the peaches in a blender, and add them to the whipping cream and milk mixture. Add the vanilla extract and put everything in your ice cream maker, where you will freeze the mixture, according to manufacturers instructions. Mine takes 25-30 minutes.


Tip if you don't have an Ice Cream maker: If you don't have an Ice Cream Maker don't be alarmed. You can make this without one (even though It won't taste quite the same). The trick is, once you pour the mixture into the airtight container in the end, take it out of the freezer every 30 minutes for the next 5-6 hours and give it a good stir. That way you'll get rid of the ice crystals that stop the ice cream from being creamy.


Serve it up and enjoy!

Do you like peaches? What is your favorite summer fruit?

30 comments:

  1. HI Merad Now that sound delicious. Many thanks for recipe and very clear instructions. Thanks for comment on my blog today.

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    1. It really is delicious. You should try it if you can.

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  2. Ich liebe Pfirsiche wahnsinnig, und nie wo anders schmecken sie geschmackvoller als in Ungarn. ;-) Als Eis habe ich noch nie gegessen. Mir läuft schon der Speichel im Mund von deinen Bildern zusammen. :-) Liebe Grüße

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    1. Saftige Pfirsiche sind wirklich ein tolles Sommerobst.

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  3. my sis would love this. i do not care much for peaches.

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  4. Once again. Your food photos tantalize!

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  5. Mmmmhhh...I'd go right now for this excuisite ice crem :) ...wunderful peaches & photographs & I am convinced one day I will try your precicely described recipe :) Mersad!

    ciaociao
    elvira

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  6. Looks yummy (if somewhat messy to make). Fresh strawberries are my summer favourite. I usually eat them au naturel nowadays, or in the morning with a little yoghurt.

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  7. Looks delicious!! I do love peaches and ice cream and a perfect combination! Thanks for the recipe, Mersad, I'm going to have to try this one!! Hope you've had a great weekend!!

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  8. I do like peaches! When I looked at the first image I thought it's ice cream but then I realized that you prepared special recipe for peaches. And it's so delicious Mersad. I am very thrilled about this recipe and I am going to try it certainly. Great recipe and great photos!

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    1. I like the intense peach flavor here. It's not very milky and creamy, as it is peachy and fruity.

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  9. I'd like to visit Korcula and have your amazing ice creams :-)

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  10. This looks wonderfully delicious. When we lived in Washington State, we used to pick peaches in the summer and my mother would can them. They were bursting with juice when ripened on the tree.

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  11. I can see you are someone who loves ice cream as much as I do. Love your photos and recipe. I think you can peel peaches by briefly blanching them in boiling water, and then the skins will slip right off. The peaches themselves are not cooked or changed by this process. This makes peeling them super easy.

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    1. Yes that is true. Before boiling you need to cut an X in the skin, so that it will peel off. I didn't feel like boiling them so I went with the apple peeler, and it actually worked out really well. They came off without any problems.

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  12. yummy save a scoop for me
    ciao
    Stefano

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  13. Hi... mal abgesehen davon, dass mir die Bilder gefallen ... hätte ich dann gerne jetzt 1 Portion davon ;)

    Grüße

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  14. I love fresh peaches. Your recipe sounds delicious, and I'm quite sure it is - thanks for sharing.

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  15. You are an impressive cook, Mersad. But I am more of an ice cream eater than cook.

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    1. Without eaters there would be no one to cook for them! :)

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  16. Looks absolutely delicious!

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  17. Oh ja, ich mag Pfirsiche auch sehr gerne, auch die Weinbergpfirsiche die ich sogar noch etwas schmackhafter finde. Superlecker schaut dein Eis aus und danke dir für das Rezept.

    Hab einen schönen Wochenstart und herzliche Grüsse

    N☼va

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    1. Danke für deinen Besuch Nova!

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  18. So leckere Pfirsiche! Ich mag sie sehr, aber die man bei uns im Supermarkt bekommt, sind meist völlig unreif...
    Deine Fotos machen Appetit :-)

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    1. Du kannst auch unreife Pfirsiche nehmen. Lass sie nur etwas länger stehen wenn Du den Zucker und Limonensaft dazugibst. Sie werden danach eh püriert.

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    2. Klar, dafür sind sie gut. Aber zum roh essen hätt ich gerne mal so richtig Reife, die lachten mich hier auf den Fotos so an ;-)

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  19. This looks so delicious! I have to buy an ice cream maker one day soon!

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    1. I was holding off for a long time, but now it's the most used kitchen appliance :D

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