TWD #69: Honey, I made Peach Ice Cream!
On Sunday, my little brother came over and watched the Lakers vs Magic’s last game with me and the Hubs. He specifically requested that I cook dinner instead of ordering pizza (I think he’s anticipating eating alot of pizza in his upcoming college dorm days) and I decided that honey-peach ice cream would be a yummy refreshing dessert to make with our meal. There’s nothing like yelling at the TV with ice cream dribbling down your chin. Ah good times. See LA? You don’t have to riot and set cars on fire to celebrate! Come on now. Cuckoo. Cuckoo.
Special thanks to this week’s hostess, Tommi of Brown Interior for choosing this recipe. (You can find the full recipe on her blog.) I can honestly say that it’s in my Top 5 and I am not sure I would have made it without her choosing it for all us, Tuesdays With Dorie bakers. Now I am not one to do things the easy way so I made sugar cookie ice cream sandwiches per Dorie’s playing around suggestions. You can find the sugar cookie recipe here. Can you say sugar cookie ice cream sandwich crack? I promise you’ll get addicted after one bite.
What I learned this week:
I wasn’t sure I’d be a big fan of a fruit based ice cream. I usually go for the vanilla, chocolate, caramel ice cream combos but all I can say is… don’t knock the fruit until you try it!
Honey-Peach Ice Cream [Sandwiches]
Recipe from Baking: From My Home To Yours, Dorie Greenspan
My bandaged finger tips weren’t happy after peeling and pitting peaches. (Say that 10x fast!) Next time I will take the advice of Nancy and do the “blanch in boiling water+shock in ice water” method instead.
I am not a chunky ice cream fan so I pureed all the peaches and honey instead of saving half peaches to add later.
I mixed in my KAM ice cream attachment for about 20 minutes. It’s still soft serve consistency after you take out of KAM but after freezing for 4+ hours, it became firmer.
Husband rating: A+
He’s a chocolate and peanut butter ice cream eater but he had multiple bowls of this ice cream and mentioned that chocolate-peanut butter has some competition now. Huzzah!
Wifey rating: A+
My husband loves ice cream. Me? I’m a cake girl. I’ll choose Funfetti over Coldstone any day. With one exception. Dorie Greenspan’s Honey Peach Ice Cream. It’s THAT good. I wanted to add some peach schnapps but Hubs vetoed that idea. He’s not a lush like me but next time I’m gonna add 1-2 tsp and not tell him. I know. I’m evil.
Other rating: A+
I think my little brother had reservations about the peach-honey combination but after one bite of the ice cream sandwich, he was smitten and raved. Seconds and thirds immediately followed. *fist pump*
Next week: Coconut-Roasted Pineapple Dacquoise pages 293-295