Friday, July 15, 2016

Frozen Peach Dessert (peach non-dairy ice "cream")

Frozen Peach Dessert 



Its summer, it's hot (3rd day of a heat advisory in our area) and Shabbat is coming. We've been living without a working kitchen for months, but now that we're back in the kitchen, even with air conditioning,  it's unpleasant to bake. 

We purchased a container of Trader Joe's non-dairy cherry-chocolate chunk non dairy frozen dessert, but there are gorgeous, slightly under-ripe peaches in our fridge. There is no crime to have two flavors of non dairy ice cream for dessert, is there? 

I made this frozen dessert with unsweetened almond-coconut milk. I would think you can use your favorite (soy? rice? hemp? almond?) . The consistency of this peach dessert is not creamy or smooth,  it's more reminiscent of a chunky fruit sorbet. The yield is a bit more than a quart. 

Plan ahead and keep your ingredients very cold:
Making frozen ice cream, sorbet, ices, non-dairy ice "cream" in a regular ice cream maker requires that you have the space and remember to keep the freezer container frozen. There are options for more expensive machines that house a freezer unit within the machine, although there is a dramatic price difference.  

Pre-freezing will take at least 12 hours, although in my chest freezer I like to have the container frozen at least 24 hours. I have two containers and paddles for my Cuisinart ice cream maker, for dairy and non-dairy recipes. 

Prep your ingredients and then chill them at least 6-8 hours. I often prep the ingredients and then chill them overnight. 

Equipment:
measuring spoons, cups, silicone spatula
food processor, blender or immersion blender
ice cream maker (use according to instruction)

Ingredients:
1 cup water
1 cup granulated sugar 
4 medium peaches, slightly under-ripe, peeled, pitted and diced 
2 tsp peach flavor, available from LorAnn Oils 
1 1/2 (scant) cup unsweetened almond-coconut milk 
3 T vodka or peach or orange liquor 

Procedure:
1. Freeze the ice cream container at least a day ahead. 
2.Prepare the peaches
3. Make a simple syrup, mixing water and sugar and heating to a slow simmer. Turn off the heat, add the peaches and cover the pot. Cool 
4. Puree approximately half of the syrup and fruit. Mix with the un-pureed portion. Cover and chill at least six hours
5. Chill the almond-coconut milk at this time
6. Mix the fruit puree, peach flavor and almond-coconut milk 
7. Pour mixture into frozen container and process according to the machine instructions.
8. Just before you are ready to stop processing add 3 T of vodka or liquor, process another few minutes. 
9. Pour into a clean container, cover and freeze further to desired consistency. 

Enjoy and cool off !

Other frozen desserts on BreadandBabka: Creamsicle Sorbet  and Blueberry-Lemonade Sorbet