I made David Lebovitz’s chocolate/peanut butter ice cream. If you like chocolate and peanut butter, you should make it. Both flavors come through loud and clear. The texture is dense and creamy.
I used Valrhona cocoa powder.
I used “no stir” creamy peanut butter from Sprouts. I’m delighted with this product. Many recipes, this one included, caution against using natural style peanut butter. However, I was raised by hippy parents who didn’t let me eat any other type, so the flavor of Skippy, Jif, etc. is unpleasant to me. The “no stir” peanut butter ingredients are peanuts, sugar, oil and salt so no off flavors to my taste.
In the ongoing saga of @MunchkinRedux 's peach frozen yogurt/ice cream:
A friend who made a batch with yellow peaches, and loved it, advised me she was going to try with white peaches. I was immediately skeptical, but she reports that the trial was a smashing success, so I’m going to take her word for it!
We broke into the latest batch I made here tonight, and that batch was ostensibly for “later,” so I immediately decided to make… yet another batch
What is the longest you’ve kept a batch the freezer? Our second batch we didn’t get around to finishing until about two weeks after it was made. I felt some of the peachiness was missing by that juncture. It was still very good, but a little mellower (or so it seemed to me).
All the excitement here over peach ice cream; I didn’t stop to think that it’s kinda late in the season.
Since I wanted to make 2 batches, I bought 10 peaches at the farmers market … $20 … yikes! I’m letting them ripen a little on the counter. I have everything else I need when the time comes, maybe in 2 days.
yes, i still have a few local ones. this is pretty much it, though.
one of my fears is that freezer time will degrade it. a homesteader i follow makes homemade ice cream (all custard-based, though, with eggs and cream she raises herself) for the whole year in the summer, and freezes it for much later consumption… so i’m talking myself into trying to extend the freezer time.
One peach started to rot so I put them on a plate in the fridge until I made the mixture.
I hadn’t touched this Krups ice cream maker for a few years, in fact, it was lost for a while. I only found it when I was on a big hunt for another lost item! I’m happy I found a folder with instructions and a few recipes.
So, first batch is done; I followed the instructions here, peach brandy and all. After a taste I can tell it’s not very sweet, that’s a good thing but, somehow, the peach taste is muted, subtle.
Maybe I should try again next summer when peaches are prime.