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Lighter Peach Ice Cream Recipe

Lighter Peach Ice Cream Recipe

Peaches are a pleasure eaten plain. But when blended into ice cream, they're incredible. Lighter than commercial brands, this cool concoction is a natural family pleaser. —Florine Bruns, Fredericksburg, TX
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Process: 20 min./batch + freezing YIELD:14 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 medium peaches, peeled and sliced or 1 package (16 ounces) frozen unsweetened sliced peaches, thawed
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 4 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Directions

  • 1. In a food processor, combine peaches and 3/4 cup sugar; cover and process until pureed. Set aside. In a small microwave-safe bowl, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Microwave on high for 20 seconds; stir. Let stand until gelatin is completely dissolved.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, heat cream to 175°; stir in remaining sugar until dissolved. Whisk a small amount of hot mixture into egg. Return all to the pan, whisking constantly. Cook and stir over low heat until mixture reaches at least 160° and coats the back of a metal spoon. Remove from the heat; stir in the peach puree, gelatin mixture and extracts until blended. Cool quickly by placing pan in a bowl of ice water; stir for 2 minutes.
  • 3. Press waxed paper onto surface of custard. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  • 4. Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer two-thirds full; freeze according to manufacturer's directions. Refrigerate remaining mixture until ready to freeze. When ice cream is frozen, transfer to a freezer container; freeze for 2-4 hours before serving. Yield: 2-1/2 quarts.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 181 calories, 7 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 40 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.