Welcome Back to Easy Desserts,
When I started writing over a year ago I didn’t plan for my dessert to work out this way, but it did as a pleasant surprise. I normally try to write about the dessert I want to do a month or two ahead and make the dessert about a week before (Holiday and Special Editions post are done differently). So, in other words, I was planning this idea in May. It wasn’t until I started writing I realized that last year for my July post I did Un-deep Fried Ice Cream and this year I’m doing another dairy-free ice cream. Instead of bananas, we’ll be making it from peaches and I thought I would try out SupaCute’s Le Scoop ice cream bowls for this treat. The pleasant surprise I reference was learning that National Ice Cream Month is July. That being said, for as long as I blog for SupaCute Desserts I will look fun ways to make ice cream with you.
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As the weather warms up my family’s peach tree begins to produce. Over the last few years, I told myself I needed to try making something with them. After seeing frozen bananas turn to ice cream I thought I would try it with peaches. After a few failed attempts with my peaches, I went to the store I bought a bag of frozen ones. I added a few other ingredients to help give it a smooth texture. The recipe like always will be shared at the end of the post, but before we dive in let’s take a look at how peaches became an ice cream flavor.
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Peach Ice Cream in History:
Ice cream's origins are known to reach back as far as the second century B.C., although no specific date of origin or inventor has been credited with its discovery. Over a thousand years later, when Marco Polo returned to Italy from the Far East with a recipe that closely resembled what is now called sherbet. Historians estimate that this recipe evolved into ice cream sometime in the 16th century. A couple centuries later, flavors like cherries, raspberries, currants, and strawberries started to be added as noted in Mrs. Mary Eale’s Receipts.
In 1824, this peach ice cream recipe was given. Get fine soft peaches, perfectly ripe, peel them, take out the stones, and put them in a China bowl; sprinkle some sugar on and chop them very small, with a silver spoon; if the peaches be sufficiently ripe, they will become a smooth pulp; add as much cream or rich milk as you have peaches; put more sugar and freeze it.
Peach Ice Cream Variations:
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Peach Melba –
A dessert of sliced peaches and raspberry sauce served with vanilla ice cream. The dish was invented in 1892 or 1893 by the French chef Auguste Escoffier at the Savoy Hotel, London, to honor the Australian soprano Dame Nellie Melba.
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Peaches’n Cream –
This Southern summery dessert is quite simple, consisting of sliced peaches and whipped cream or ice cream. As seen in the picture you can grill the peaches too for a nice texture and smoky taste. Read it’s the perfect dessert to have after “chicken and waffles”.
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Peach Ice Cream Fun Dates:
I was able to find a lot of Ice Cream Fun Dates but thought I would stick to the ones having to do with our topic.
January 13th ~ Peach Melba Day
June 21st ~ Peaches’n Cream Day
July 17th ~ Peach Ice Cream Day
July 23rd ~ Vanilla Ice Cream Day
What You’ll Need:
1 bag (16 oz) frozen peaches
1/2 cup coconut milk
3 tablespoons honey (add more to taste)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Making the Ice Cream:
Combine all the ingredients in a large food processor and pulse until smooth.
Occasionally stop the food processor to scrape down the sides. Taste the ice cream and add more honey, if needed.
After a few scoops, I added some of the mixtures to a piping bag (a sandwich bag works just as well) and piped the top to give it that soft serve look.
(Optional) Finishing Touches:
I wanted to add some crunch to the soft texture of the ice cream so I made some Honey Almond Brittle.
Please enjoy this treat as you try to beat the heat.
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