Monday, August 25, 2008
Homemade Peach Ice Cream
Well, okay. Not ice cream. We are watching our saturated fat intake so this is actually Homemade Frozen Peach Yogurt.
I was inspired by Scribbit's post on Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream. All I needed was an ice cream maker! Wouldn't you know, a week later I found a Krups La Glaciere at a yard sale for $5.
All I needed now was a recipe. Tyler Florence filmed an episode on Ultimate Ice Cream for the Food Network. Looked awfully good but I thought I'd better start off with something a little less sophisticated than Sweet Kabocha Squash Ice Cream with Spiced Pumpkin Seeds.
I found this really, really easy recipe for Frozen Peach Yogurt. Only four ingredients...how easy is that? (Don't I just sound like Ina???)
So here's the recipe and let me tell you, nothing could be easier!
2 cups peeled, sliced peaches (I used 4 peaches)
2 cups low fat or fat free yogurt
1/2 c honey
1/2 t pumpkin pie spice (which I didn't have so I substituted 1/4 t cinnamon, 1/8 t ginger and 1/8 t nutmeg)
Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until ingredients are blended. I chose to leave the peaches still a little bit chunky.
Follow the instructions for your ice cream maker. I had well frozen yogurt in 25 minutes. It's good to eat right then. If you store it in your freezer for any length of time it will become rock hard and you will need to let it sit out at room temperature for a while (15 minutes) to soften up a bit.
So if you don't have your own ice cream maker, check out your local yard sales and then make this healthy dessert for your family. Yum-O (Now I'm channelling Rachel!).