Sunday, July 26, 2009

ice cream Sunday…fresh peach frozen yogurt

“The pleasures of the table, and of life, are infinite -
toujours bon appetit!"
— Julia Child

Yesterday morning I bought two baskets of the most fragrant and beautiful ripe yellow and white peaches from her local Farmer’s Market. When I got home, I dusted off my trusty Cuisinart ICE-20 Frozen Ice Cream maker and popped it’s freeze-bowl in my freezer overnight. I have been waiting for the local fruits to come into their best and these beautiful peaches were destined for ice cream or a frozen yogurt.

Since I had several different containers of different types of fresh yogurts on hand… fresh peach frozen yogurt was on list to make this morning. The peaches sat in their bowl on my vintage kitchen table all night and this morning when I came down my kitchen was filled with their sweet perfume.

fresh peach frozen yogurt

1 cup of Vanilla low Fat Yogurt (I used Traders Point Creamery because it is locally produced without hormones.)

½ cup of plain thick 2% Greek Yogurt (I use Trader Joes’s)

4 medium fragrant ripe Peaches, sliced in cubes. (You can puree the peaches it if you don’t want the chunks but I like the peach chunks. I also catch and peach juice in a bowl as I am slicing the peaches and add it to the mixture.)

1/8 to 1/4 cup of Heavy Cream (I used Country Dairy as it is also locally produced without hormones.)

2 tbsps Sugar OR 2 tbsps Agave Nectar ( I used Agave Nectar)

1 tsp pure Vanilla Extract

After mixing the above ingredients, refrigerate for one hour.

Pour the chilled mixture into your ice cream maker and follow the directions for your particular model. For my Cuisinart ICE-20, I let it mix for 30-40 minutes.

After the delicious mixture has set up, I spoon it from the freezer bowl to a thick plastic freezable container and put into the freezer for several hours until it hardens.

My results were smooth, creamy with a natrual tang from the yogurt and soft sweetness from the peaches and the Agave Nectar. Best of al the taste was fresh, fragrant and each cool spoonful was a precious bit of summer, frozen in time for a moment, then melting on my tongue.

I am really excited about all the new crops of fruits as they come into season.
In that spirit, I hope to bring you a new adventure in making ice cream, sorbet and frozen yogurts every Sunday…so stay tuned.


jeanette, mistress of longears said...

I hold you responsible for luring me down the path of fat and sugar...just as soon as I find ripe peaches!

A Brush with Color said...

Well, glory be, that sounds scrumptious! LOL--I'll be right over. We had some delicious local peaches last week,when I was home, and I was nervous they weren't ripe enough, but they were so juicy and as you say--the whole house smelled wonderful from them. This is to die for--yum!

Anonymous said...

The peaches look super! Our will be coming on soon.
Haven't visited for awhile but I see that you are enjoying your summer.

feasting-on-pixels (terrie) said...

Merci mille fois, Jeanette, Sue and Dedene for your comments on my foray into summer
It is great fun with absolutely tasty results...!

Phil Lowe said...

I'm not a big dessert person but this dish looks devine TM. Ship some over here right now please! :0)

Anonymous said...

Perfect healthy version of "peaches & cream", thanks for submitting it!

angela@spinachtiger said...

I've been wanting to make frozen yogurt for some time. Looks wonderful and a nice way to do peaches and cream.