I usually turn to David Lebovitz and The Perfect Scoop, when I'm looking for a great ice cream recipe. He's my "ice cream guy." I especially like his fruit based ice cream recipes because they let the fruit be the star. I wanted an ice cream that would let these peaches shine. His peach ice cream sounded like a winner and didn't involve much actual cooking so no need to stand over a hot stove. That was definitely an added bonus!
Peach Ice Cream
Source: David Lebovitz, The Perfect Scoop, adapted
4 large ripe peaches
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup 0% fat Greek yogurt
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
A few drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice.
|Beautiful ripe peaches!|
|Cut into chunks|
|Adding the sugar|
Remove from the heat, stir in the sugar, then cool to room temperature.
Puree the cooked peaches and any liquid in a blender or food processor with the yogurt, heavy cream, vanilla, and lemon juice until almost smooth but slightly chunky.
|Turing it into ice cream!|
Chill the mixture thoroughly in the refrigerator, then freeze it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If you want firmer ice cream, remove from ice cream maker and freeze for several hours or overnight.
The original recipe called for sour cream, but I had Greek yogurt on hand and substituted that for the sour cream. I think it gave the ice cream a nice tangy flavor. I also topped mine with some chopped pistachio nuts. I love the salty crunch they add to the ice cream.