Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Peach Yoghurt Ice Cream

A refreshing and healthy low fat indulgence. When the peaches were in season, there was a glut from my tree so I ended up removing the skin and stones and freezing the fruit. At first I wasn't too sure how the ice cream would taste using frozen peaches but I have to say it turned out much nicer than when fresh peaches were used.

Peach Yogurt Ice Cream
Makes 1 litre

400gm peaches (weight after skin and stone removed)
100gm sugar
100ml cream
500gm low fat yoghurt
1 vanilla bean or 1 tsp vanilla extract
3 Tbsp vodka
2 Tbsp sultanas (optional)

1. Add sugar to peaches and set aside for 1 hour.

2. At this stage there will be a fair bit of liquid in the peaches and sugar mix (especially if using frozen peaches). Boil the mixture until thick and syrupy. Leave to cool.

3. Add all the ingredients (except sultanas) into a blender. Blend at high speed.

4. Add the sultanas. Place in the fridge for a few hours or leave overnight to let the flavour develop.

5. Churn in ice cream maker.

6. Scoop to an airtight container and freeze for a few hours.

Yoghurt Peach Ice Cream

Note :
1. If you have a sweeter tooth, add more sugar.
2. If using vanilla pod, add when boiling the fruit and liquid and omit vanilla extract.
3. A small quantity of cream is added as I am using low fat yoghurt . Ice cream do need some fat. More cream can be added if weight and cholestrol is not an issue.

Peach Yoghurt Ice Cream
1. Just before churning, place the ice cream in the freezer for ½ hour to get it really cold. This shortens the churning time considerably.
2. The vodka makes a softer textured ice cream as alcohol does not freeze.
3. If the ice cream is too solid to scoop, leave at room temperature for 5-10 minutes before serving.
4. We store our ice cream at the warmest part of the chest freezer which is at the top near the lid, making it easier to scoop.


Unknown said...

Dear Jim

Firstly I am thankful for your recipe and would like to try since I do like ice cream very much. Can I still carry on even though I do not own an ice maker ? Your advise please. Thank u

With blessings
Rena Ooi from Penang, Malaysia
email renayll@hotmail.com

Sinner said...

Yes, you can still make ice cream without an ice cream maker though there is much more work involved.

After step 4, freeze your ice cream mixture in a bowl for half an hour. You will notice the sides will begin to freeze.

Remove the bowl and beat the ice cream with a electric beater until smooth.

Put the bowl back into the freezer and repeat the beating/whisking at least 3 times.

You want to incorporate as much air as you can into the ice cream.

We find our ice cream maker is a much used item in our kitchen and will never be without one. It is used every week and our freezer always have a container of homemade ice cream.

Favbabe said...

Hi Sinner,
I'm going through your ice-cream recipe and it seems easy (only cos your instructions were clear). I do not own an ice-cream machine too and wonder what do you mean by electric beater? Is it the electric hand mixer?

Sinner said...


Yes, can be the electric hand mixer.

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