Vegan Homemade Peach Ice Cream (no machine/churning) – Cling Peach Series 3/3

Vegan Homemade Peach Ice Cream (no machine/churning) – Cling Peach Series 3/3

October 20, 2019 41 By William Morgan


Hi friends, welcome to the third part of this
series of California cling peach recipes for
this holiday season.
Today we’re making an easy homemade ice
cream that is bursting with gorgeous peach
flavours.
This vegan ice cream is thick and creamy and
can be made without using an ice cream maker.
Thanks to the canned peaches, this ice cream
isn’t just empty calories.
Most of the canned cling peaches that we get
in Canada come from California where they
are canned within 24 hours of picking, so
much of their nutritional value is preserved.
People have been making ice cream manually
for far longer than the electric ice cream
maker was invented.
But rest assured, we won’t need any considerable
amounts of elbow grease to make this ice cream
here thanks to an easy blender method.
So add 4 peach halves to a blender.
So as to get the smoothest ice cream possible,
this recipe is a custard-based one.
Much of the creaminess and smooth texture
of this ice cream is derived from the cooked
rice.
I recommend a starchy rice for best results
but any type of rice will do.
Coconut milk not only contributes to the richness
but it also adds more flavour and aroma.
The cornstarch binds everything together nicely
and is an essential ingredient here.
I like to use whole vanilla bean in this recipe
for the intensity of flavour and I love the
little specks of vanilla throughout the ice
cream also.
But you can use vanilla extract as well with
equally nice results.
2 inches of the bean is enough.
I am using the whole pod, not just the seeds
that are inside.
Cut the pod into smaller pieces for easy blending.
Process everything together until very smooth.
Then pour this mixture in a saucepan and add
the sugar.
You could also add the sugar to the blender.
Instead of sugar, you can use a natural sweetener
like soaked dates if you wish.
This will change the colour to a brownish
hue but it will still taste great nevertheless
and might even add some interesting fudginess
to the texture.
Taste and adjust the sweetness to slightly
sweeter than you would normally eat this custard.
Simmer on medium heat and stir constantly
until a thick custard is obtained.
Do not allow the mixture to boil though.
Transfer into a loaf pan and allow to cool.
This custard itself is pretty delicious with
the peaches in there.
If you taste it at this stage, you might simply
forget about the ice cream altogether and
start eating the custard straightaway.
Once cooled, place the loaf pan directly in
the freezer.
Freeze for 3 – 4 hours.
Then remove from the freezer, wait a few minutes
and cut into cubes.
If you do have an ice cream maker, then you
can skip all these steps.
That is do not freeze the custard.
but refrigerate it instead for 3 hours until
set.
Then transfer the set custard into the ice
cream maker and process according to manufacturer’s
instructions.
Place the ice cubes in a blender and process just
enough to a slushy consistency.
You may need to scrape the blender from time
to time to help with the blending.
Or use a food processor.
You may have to process this into 2 batches.
Place the mixture back in the loaf pan.
Optionally, you can add in some diced peaches.
Fold and mix them into the ice cream.
Freeze for at least 8 hours before serving.
To serve, leave the pan on the counter for
about 10 minutes.
Then scoop out and enjoy.
Custard-based ice cream made without a machine
is best enjoyed no more than 48 hours after
it’s made as it has less air churned into
it than traditionally churned ice cream.
I hope you’ll enjoy making this peach ice cream
at home.
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over the holiday season.
Also, if you missed the previous episodes
in this series of peach recipes, you can watch
them by clicking through the links that are
in the description under the video.
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Happy holidays.
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