08 August 2006

Peachy keen

If I had been thinking clearly last week (during that wretched heat) I would have made this sooner.

Peach ice cream.

I wish I could say that I used fresh peaches, but I didn't. All the peaches I found at the shops were too firm and didn't smell peachy enough. Yes, my name is Jasmine, and I'm a peach sniffer.

I wound up pureeing some canned peaches to add to the brine (the same recipe as I used for the
strawberry ice cream a few weeks ago), except instead of strawberries I used peaches and lessened the sugar by about 50g. I also added some coursely chopped peaches at the end of the churning cycle for an extra bit of peachiness.

At some point I'll figure out the proportions for either one or one-and-a-half litres, but until then, I'll have fruity custards in my fridge--an arduous price to pay, ...mind you...the custards don't last that long...they tend to mysteriously disappear...like this ice cream.




K and S said...

peach ice cream, sounds great!

Anonymous said...

Chunky peach ice cream?

Oh dear, I need to lie down, I can feel a swoon coming on.

What a perfect summer treat :)

Anonymous said...

Umm...I think I could solve your mystery...for a bowl of peachy keen!

Jen said...

Thi ice cream is just peachy!
I have to admit, I am a fruit sniffer too, there's no other way to really be able to tell if they are good.

Sara said...

It's freezing here today, but I'd still like a bowl of your ice cream. Looks excellent!

jasmine said...

Hello ice cream fans

Kat -- it is so yummy!

Ellie -- oh dear, you know, the best thing for a swoon is peach ice cream...second best is peach custard.

Tanna -- hmmm...I'd pay you, but it would melt...how's this...I'll eat it for you (to save you from a melty goo) and you can tell me whodunnit.

Jenjen -- I'm glad I'm not the only one. I don't see anyone else doing it in the store...

Sara -- I think ice cream is the perfect treat regardless of the season :)


Anonymous said...

Hi Jasmine - I love the additional of chopped peaches, looks/sounds fabulous! I've been making lots of peach sorbet this summer, I love the pretty pink hue of it. Look forward to seeing more of your gorgeous ice-creams!