Monday, July 13, 2015

Peach and Cookies Ice Cream

Noah loves fresh fruit, and he wanted to make some peach ice cream.  We thought it would be fun to make our own cookies and cream ice cream, but I didn't like the idea of peaches and Oreos, so we made our peach ice cream with golden Oreos, and this turned out so well.  Owen didn't like it, but the rest of us really did, Aaron especially.  He gave it a perfect 10, Noah and I gave it a 9, and Owen gave it a 6.  I followed the Cook's Illustrated recipe for peach ice cream featured in their America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook, since I don't trust my ability to make up my own perfect ice cream recipe.  Anyway, each serving was 290 calories, for 12 servings.  Here's what we did:

1 1/3 c cream
1 1/4 c whole milk
1 c sugar, divided
3 medium peaches, peeled and chopped
6 egg yolks
1 t lemon juice (or a little more)
3 T peach Schnapps
1 t vanilla
around 15 golden Oreos, mashed into small pieces

Bring the cream and milk and 1/4 c sugar to a simmer.  While this is warming, mix together the egg yolks and 1/4 c sugar until thick and pale in color.  Temper the egg yolks, and cook the custard until slightly thickened.  Strain the custard into a bowl, let cool and then chill.
Cook the peaches with the remaining 1/2 c sugar, mashing them while cooking, until the peaches have released their juices.  Cool and chill.
When the custard has chilled for at least 3 hours, strain the peach juice from the peaches into the custard, and add in the vanilla and lemon juice.  Toss the peaches with the peach schnapps to prevent the fruit from crystallizing too much, then mix them all in the ice cream maker.  Towards the very end of churning, add in the Oreos.  Freeze.

1 comment:

  1. Way to go, Noah! This sounds so good. What could I substitute for the Peach Schnapps?? Love mom