Tuesday, June 16, 2009

TWD: Honey-Peach Ice Cream


This week’s Tuesdays With Dorie treat was . I absolutely adore making ice cream, so I was delighted that this recipe was selected at the beginning of the summer! I had bought some decent peaches at Whole Foods for the peach cobbler the SMS group made last week, but thought I could do a bit better this time and went to an immense nearby farmer’s market on Sunday in search of the perfect specimens. I have to say, I think I may have had just as much fun shopping for the peaches as I did making the ice cream! I browsed and sampled a variety until I settled on some lovely white peaches.





I make a lot of ice cream and still get a little anxious about custard. I definitely err on the side of thinner custard and usually keep the heat on medium-low rather than medium, which may take a little longer. Unfortunately, I’m usually too focused on the custard and don’t look at the clock, so I haven’t timed it. I find just as I’m starting to get impatient, it thickens up and the temperature reaches 170 degrees – I also have become heavily reliant on the thermometer. The rest of the recipe was simple enough to put together, although one of the peaches I was dicing was a bit too ripe to make nice little chunks with, so I diced up an apricot instead. It also helped add a little color, since the white peaches were so pale!



My boyfriend liked this ice cream a lot (though he rarely tries an ice cream he doesn't like, especially if it's homemade) and we both thought it deserved a 7.5 for Deliciousness. I gave it a 3.5 for Effort, giving it an EDR of 2.14. And though I thought this was yummy, I have come to the conclusion that I like my frozen peach desserts a little tangier. I think next time I put a peach mixture through my ice cream maker, and it’s just the beginning of peach season so there will be a next time, it will be a yogurt or I will substitute buttermilk for regular. Many thanks to Tommi of Brown Interior for choosing this great seasonal treat. You can find the recipe on Tommi’s site and see what the rest of the group thought via the TWD site.

23 comments:

Pamela said...

The ice cream looks great and I can definitely see the color from the fruit. Nice job!

Megan said...

I am so jealous of your farmer's market.

I left the fruit out, and was pleasantly surprised by the flavor. But I think buttermilk would be an excellent change and really liven things up!

Teanna DiMicco said...

It looks great! Your farmer's market is awesome!

Tracey said...

Oh my word, I want to visit your farmer's market! I can't even believe how amazing it looks. Your ice cream looks wonderful. The apricot definitely added nice color!

vibi said...

What beautiful steaks of colour you got in your ice cream...very pretty! Bravo!

lasinthekitchen said...

Your Honey Peach Ice Cream looks fantastic! I love how you can see the peach/apricot chunks!
I wish I had a farmer's market like that nearby - it looks awesome!

JoAnn Freda said...

You were smart to shop around for the tastiest peaches, it really makes a difference. I made a peach cobbler yesterday (using the same recipe my sister used to make a fabulous peach cobbler the day before) with bland store-bought white peaches and although it was edible, it was not that great. Your peach ice cream looks delicious.

Clivia said...

Apricots! I wondered how you got that lovely streak in your ice cream. Well done!

Kayte said...

Oh, that looks very very lovely and what fun to see all those photos of the peaches, etc. Ice cream is such a great summer thing around here, it was fun to get to make this one this week!

Mermaid Sweets said...

I am jealous of your market, ice cream looks soo good.

TeaLady said...

Lucky you to have such a great market near by AND fresh peaches. I bet it did make a big difference. It looks fantastic.

Thanks so much for coming by for a visit.

Leslie said...

Ooo, this would be great with a buttermilk base! I bet the white peaches made it nice and sweet, too!

SUGAR B said...

Hi Margot!

I love seeing those bright colored peach pictures! AWESOME! My farmer's market looks NOTHING like that.

And best of all, your ice cream is delicious-looking!

Michele said...

I think your ice cream looks delicious!

Sweet as Coco said...

oh! Your farmers market looks great! We have one...but its not as abundant in MI just yet.

Yogurt or buttermilk huh? Ive never tried that!!

jillbert said...

The farmer's market looks incredible! Your white peach and apricot ice cream looks delicious. I bet yogurt or buttermilk would be great with peaches.

Craving Ellie in My Belly said...

Oh, it looks fabulous. So jealous of your bountiful peach selection. That market looks like a lot of fun!

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Spike said...

Love the hint of color the peaches game this! nice

Kaitlin said...

We're definitely on the same wavelength when it comes to frozen yogurt. I agree that tart peach frozen yogurt is the way to go.

Leslie said...

Thanks for your suggestion on the chard. Where the heck is your farmer's market--it's huge. I see mountains...?

Melissa said...

That farmer's market looks fantastic! I wish I had one like that here! Your ice cream looks great, glad you enjoyed it!

Stephanie said...

Ohh my goodness, Honey Peach ice cream sounds crazzzy delicioussss

dinneranddessert said...

I so badly wanted to find a farmer's market, but I ran out of time. They have the best peaches. Your ice cream looks delicious!