One steamy summer a basket of peaches and a flat of strawberries and I could think of nothing but some delicious ice cream. I had been admiring the Cuisinart machine and new a few people who had bought it and were very happy with it but had also been wanting the
Kitchen Aid one forever as it was far more practical for my space. After disapointment at 2 different Bay stores I took a chance on Sears and found exactly what I was looking for. After wandering around with the Kitchen Aid in my hands, consulting the manager, and sending several pleas for advice on twitter I decided it was the one.
I could hardly wait for the freezer bowl to chill the 15 hours! I made a yummy custard base with lots of fresh peaches and got to work. I will say through trial and error that I cut the fat by too much as it tasted delicious but was a bit icy, so I have posted the a higher fat recipe here and will continue to play with it.
Fresh Ontario Peach Ice cream
2 cups half and half cream 10% (or higher fat content if desired)
1 whole milk
1 cup sugar
6 egg yolks
1 tsp lemon extract
2 cups fresh peaches peeled and chopped
In a medium bowl seperate egg yolks from whites (you can reserve the whites and use them in an omellette or make meringue)
Whisk in one cup sugar
In a medium sauce pan heat the milk and cream to almost a boil.
Remove from heat
Add hot cream mixture a little at a time to egg mixture stirring contantly.
Return combined mixture to sauce pan, add lemon extract and stir over a medium heat until thickened where it coats your spoon.
Pour mixture into a bowl preferrably glass, stir in peaches, and cover with plasctic wrap, lay plastic wrap directly on surface so mixture does not form a skin while cooling. Place in the fridge and let cool for 3 hours or more.
Prepare according to ice cream makers instructions. For the kitchen aid you remove the freezer bowl immediately before use and start it on the stir setting (level 1) before pouring in custard, and let run for 20-30 minutes.
The kitchen aid attachment does a soft serve so for a firmer ice cream you will want to put in a shallow container in the freezer for approximately 2 hours.
Next up Strawberry lavender!