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Welcome to peach week on Table for Two! I officially dubbed this week peach week because I realized I coincidentally scheduled three peach recipes to go up this week :) all the recipes this week involve peeling and slicing the peach. If you don’t know how to do it easily, be sure to catch the video tutorial!

One of the best things of summer is the abundance of fruit. I love that I can go to any grocery store and be surrounded with fresh fruit and they’re practically giving it to you for free. Not really, but it’s so much cheaper than buying fruit in the winter so compared to fruit in winter, summer prices are a steal!

When I was young, my dad would always make sure my brother and I ate some kind of fruit after dinner. It was really sweet of him because you could always guarantee at around 7pm, we’d get a serving of fruit all sliced and prepared for us to eat. Not going to lie, when I went to college, I totally missed my daily dose of fruit. One of my favorite fruits are apples and peaches. Hands down I’d always ask for an apple or peach in the summertime when my dad asked what fruit we wanted. I ate so many apples and peaches as a kid, I feel like I should’ve turned into one, haha

This peach and toasted almond ice cream is fantastic. It’s got the most intense peach flavor and super creamy. The toasted almonds add really nice texture to the ice cream. This peach and toasted almond ice cream and my blackberry chip ice cream are perfect summer ice cream flavors.

I mentioned this earlier, but yesterday, I posted a quick how-to video tutorial on how to peel peaches really easily. I decided to make this how-to video because all the peach recipes I’m sharing with you this week (including this one) require you to peel and slice the peaches. I figured we’d all benefit from a video tutorial, am I right? If you missed it, here it is. Click here!

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Peach and Toasted Almond Ice Cream
Prep Time
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

This ice cream is packed full of peach flavor - it actually seems as if you're eating a peach! 

Servings: 1 quart
Ingredients
  • 1 pound peaches, peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1/8 tsp pure almond extract
  • 1/2 cup whole almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped
Instructions
  1. In a blender, pulse half the peaches with 1/3 cup of sugar. Add the remaining peaches and pulse until almost smooth. You don't want it to be completely pureed because you want some texture in the ice cream! Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg yolks and remaining 1/3 cup of sugar until pale yellow, about 1-2 minutes; set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan, heat the half-and-half over medium heat until just simmering, about 5 minutes. Slowly whisk about one-quarter of the hot half-and-half into the yolk mixture to temper it.
  4. Whisk the yolk mixture into the half-and-half in the saucepan and cook over medium heat, whisking constantly until the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 2 minutes. Do NOT boil.
  5. Strain the warm egg mixture through a fine-mes sieve into the peach puree. Stir to combine, then whisk in the almond extract. Cover tightly with saran wrap and pop in the refrigerator for 6 hours or overnight to cool completely.
  6. Once ready, pour the mixture into the bowl of the ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Add the chopped almonds when the ice cream is almost done churning, about 20-25 minutes.
  7. Transfer ice cream to a freezer-safe container and freeze overnight before serving. Serve with extra almonds on top.
Recipe Notes

Source: Everyday with Rachael Ray, July/August 2013

 

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Posted on August 12, 2013

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  1. 08/12/2013 at 6:24 am

    I can’t wait to try this recipe after hearing how chock-full of peach flavor it is. We have a ton of nectarines and peaches, just waiting for some brilliant dessert transformation. I’m looking forward to the rest of peach week for inspiration!

  2. 08/12/2013 at 7:08 am

    Beautiful peach ice cream recipe, Julie! I love that you added a tiny splash of pure almond extract along with the toasted almonds. Sounds delish and cannot wait to try! Thanks for sharing!

  3. 08/12/2013 at 7:49 am

    I love our mutual love for fruit – esp apples… obviously ;) but this ice cream sounds sooo good.

  4. 08/12/2013 at 8:13 am

    Mmm! I love the toasted almond flavor in this. So different from all the other peach ice creams I have seen this summer! Sounds SO good!

  5. 08/12/2013 at 8:54 am

    Peach week? BRING IT! I have been a peach-eating fool the last month, and I can’t get enough before summer is out. Your ice cream looks creamy-dreamy and I love how packed with juicy peaches it is. Three scoops please!

  6. 08/12/2013 at 8:55 am

    Yum! Would it be wrong to eat this for breakfast? ;-)

  7. 08/12/2013 at 9:06 am

    Girl… I could kiss your face over this one. Peaches are my favorite!

  8. 08/12/2013 at 9:08 am

    Love the peach and almond combo and it would be great in ice cream! A splash of amaretto would also be nice in there!

  9. 08/12/2013 at 9:13 am

    I will have two scoops!

  10. 08/12/2013 at 9:22 am

    Holy yum!!! This is the best way to start saying goodbye to summer!

  11. 08/12/2013 at 9:32 am

    Ok, I’m seriously excited for peach week! I cannot get enough of them lately. If it were acceptable to eat just peaches for breakfast, lunch and dinner, I’d do it.

  12. 08/12/2013 at 9:36 am

    i wont mind peach-week or for two weeks :) I am really liking your videos.

  13. 08/12/2013 at 9:41 am

    Call it pregnancy nose, but when I opened this post, I SERIOUSLY SMELLED PEACHES.

    No, I DID.

    I really DID.

    anyway, I’m hungry.

  14. 08/12/2013 at 9:44 am

    Peach week! Count me in. Im sad that my own peach tree is done for the year, but it gave me so many peaches! Love the toasted almonds in this..

  15. 08/12/2013 at 9:52 am

    Peach and almond is such a good combination – love the idea of this ice cream!

  16. 08/12/2013 at 10:11 am

    I’m really loving the toasted almonds on this recipe, I can imagine what a great and yummy texture they are in the ice cream. Wishing I had this for dessert!

  17. 08/12/2013 at 11:18 am

    Mmmmm, I haven’t had peach ice cream in so long. And the toasted almonds is a nice addition.

  18. 08/12/2013 at 11:20 am

    Oh I know I’m going to love this week already. :) One or five scoops of this ice cream, please!

  19. 08/12/2013 at 11:39 am

    Oh I love peaches- and what a great way to eat them in ice cream with almonds! beautiful combo.

  20. 08/12/2013 at 12:09 pm

    I absolutely love this flavor, peaches and almonds are made for each other!

  21. 08/12/2013 at 1:29 pm

    I love peaches and comb’d with almonds in ice cream?? Yes, pease!!!

  22. 08/12/2013 at 2:08 pm

    Hooray for peach week! Loved the video tutorial! And this ice cream, move over sista because I need a big ol’ bowl!

  23. 08/12/2013 at 2:16 pm

    Peaches are SO amazing right now. I love this!!

  24. 08/12/2013 at 3:35 pm

    I could use a bowl full of that now. I love nuts in my frozen treats and this looks really nice.

  25. I’ve just read a very nice article about summer coming to the end and that we should appreciate each last week. I’m making this ice creams.

  26. 08/12/2013 at 9:27 pm

    This looks so fabulous! I love your ice cream recipes!

  27. 08/12/2013 at 10:34 pm

    Beautiful photos!!!!!!!!!! I love the idea of placing toasted almonds onto the ice cream. I bet these will be tasty on sorbets!

  28. 08/13/2013 at 12:18 am

    Julie your photos are beautiful! They’re popping right out at me. I love it! I’m such a fan of peach cobbler and peach pie and this peach and almond ice cream looks heavenly! I know if I made it I’d have to break out my fat jeans ;) Lol

    • 08/13/2013 at 7:55 am

      Aw thank you Maggie! :)

  29. 08/13/2013 at 2:02 am

    Peach and toasted almonds? Where do I sign up? Looks delicious!

  30. 08/13/2013 at 8:39 am

    Peach week?!? Yesssssss! And I LOVE this ice cream, Julie!

  31. 08/13/2013 at 8:48 am

    Very happy about this peach week decision. Loving this ice cream flavor! Sadly, I’ve had more luck with the peaches from Trader Joe’s (CA) than the local peaches right now (I also live in DC!). Have you experienced the same thing?

    • 08/13/2013 at 9:29 am

      I didn’t know you were also in DC! I got my peaches from Wegman’s..not sure where it’s originated, lol, I didn’t look!

  32. 08/13/2013 at 9:53 am

    Such a tempting summer flavor!

  33. 08/13/2013 at 11:53 am

    These looks unbelievably good! I love ice cream, love peaches and love almonds, what a delicious combination!

  34. 08/13/2013 at 1:17 pm

    Love the peach and toasted almond combo!

  35. 08/13/2013 at 2:00 pm

    omg the perfect summer dessert!

  36. 08/23/2013 at 8:32 pm

    Oh my, this looks so delightful!! Just the perfect summer dessert :)

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