LOW FAT ROASTED PEACH & PLUM EGGLESS ICE-CREAM…Time to Social-ice!

“My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate – that’s my philosophy”
Thornton Wilder
I had peaches. I had plums. I had a firm grip on the whisk & the ice-cream scoop! Did I mention a firm resolve to make ice-cream before July flew right by? Does anyone know what’s happening to the summer months? Everyday flies by so fast that I’m having a tough time keeping up with July. Announcing July as the official National Ice Cream Month is a deliciously wicked way to make July enticing…
“Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States, do hereby proclaim July 1984 as National Ice Cream Month and July 15, 1984, as National Ice Cream Day and I call upon the people of the United States to observe these events with appropriate ceremonies and activities.”
Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States (1981-89)
It’s time for an Ice Cream Social!

To add to the ice cream celebration, a special blogging friend, who writes a beautiful blog by the name of Tangled Noodle, is calling for entries throughout July for an exciting ice-cream event! She’s joined hands with 2 great bloggers, Scott @ ScottySnacks, and Jennifer @ Savorthethyme to get us all together to social-ice! In her words … It’s official: eating ice cream for the entire month of July is nothing less than our civic duty… I used a recipe I had posted earlier, Strawberry Fro Yo, as the basis for this. Delicious, and not too damaging for the diet! Actually, I had a Peach Fro Yo in mind when I went to buy the peaches, but the plums begged me to buy them too. Peaches in ice-cream were stuck in my head from posts at SGCC & Chez Us that I read sometime back. I also wanted to experiment roasting some peaches before the season disappeared altogether. Think I managed to roast them in the nick of time, because it’s now time to bid adieu to peaches here. The poor plums had to share the fate! Roasting the peaches & plums filled the house with summery sweet aromas, & I got caught in my own ice-cream factory of sorts. Worked where my mind led me, adding sugar, pure vanilla extract (it has a vodka base, so helps keep frozen stuff a little soft) & almond essence to come up with this beautifully flavoured ice-cream. I’m still a long way from adding yolks to my ice creams; it’s just not happening!The fro-yo eventually became a low fat ice-cream because I added a little cream in the end … just felt the need for some luxury & creaminess. But by all means, you can skip that last bit & make it a ‘Fro Yo’. This has a great balance of flavours, sweet with tang from the peaches & yogurt … an absolutely yummy combination! I served the ice-cream topped with homemade roasted candied almonds & candied ginger slivers as the kids have discovered a new love for candied ginger. My batch of candied ginger that I made off a David Levobitz recipe ages ago is just about finishing off. I also served some ice cream with these delicious Fresh Peach & Ginger Peasant Cakes I made a few days ago. They are a twist on clafoutis, an eggless version, but mighty intriguing. It was with these enchanting cakes that the kids discovered their love for ginger! I’m going to post these peasant cakes next … and you are going to love them!!

Now, for the low fat & eggless ‘Roasted Peach & Plum Ice -Cream’!
LOW FAT ROASTED PEACH & PLUM ICE-CREAM
Ingredients:
1 cup (240g) hung curd
4-5 peaches
4-5 plums
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup vanilla sugar
1/2 tsp almond essence
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
200 ml low fat cream (25% fat) or half & half (you can omit this if you’d like to make a frozen yogurt version)

Method:

  • Tie yogurt in a cheesecloth and let it sit in a strainer in a bowl overnight or for at least 2 hours to get 1 cup of thick hung curd (or curd cheese). This will help drain off all the whey and result in a very creamy ice cream. (Overnight is a better option).
  • Halve & pit the peaches & plums. Place in lined baking pan, sprinkle over with the brown sugar. Roast in pre-heated oven at 200C for 30 minutes, or until soft & beginning to get caramelised a bit.
  • Once cool, slip off the peels. Then blend to puree with the vanilla sugar using an immersion blender. Strain if some peels got left behind. you should get approximately 1 3/4 cups of fruit puree. A little deviation hardly matters.
  • Beat the hung curd till smooth. Add the puree & beat in to mix well. Next add the cream (if using) & almond essence & vanilla extract & blend well.(Check & adjust the sweetness if you like).
  • Freeze the mixture in a wide dish or plastic container. (The larger the surface area, quicker the freezing – since we have to pulse this mixture a couple of times), OR freeze it according to the instructions on your ice-cream machine.
  • If you don’t have an ice-cream machine, like I don’t, keep checking on the mixture every 30 minutes or so and use the stick blender to break the icicles, 4, maybe 5 times. (I use a sturdy whisk).
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Comments

  1. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    Perfect! It looks so tempting and delicious!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  2. Dimpy says:

    Ice-cream, my passion…copying it right now..thanks

  3. Manggy says:

    Ooh, an original recipe, I love it. Roasted peaches are fabulous– this would be great with some amaretti on the side.

  4. savedbythebrew says:

    That looks delicious, as has everything I've seen on your blog so far. And your pictures are amazing. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Barbara Bakes says:

    Peaches will soon be ripe in my area. This would be a wonderful way to use them!

  6. arundati says:

    oh my god… you're killing me girl!! looks fabulous.

  7. Gloria says:

    Deeba in every time I LOVE ICE CREAM (winter spring summer or fall, je) and this look absolutely nice, xoxoxoxoxoxoGloria

  8. Deeba, you sure are a passionate baker! Love your blogs, the clicks and recipes.
    The ice cream sounds yumm. Will try it definitely. Thanks a lot for sharing all these yummy recipes!

  9. Parita says:

    Perfect way to celebrate summer and ice cream month-july! Lovely deeba!

  10. Judy@nofearentertaining says:

    SO beautiful!!! I love ice cream!

  11. Miakoda says:

    Absolutely beautiful! I noticed the part about the yolks ;)

  12. danazia says:

    Girl! You rock the free world! Your pictures, your recipes, everything! Love your blog. Thanks for coming by and checking out that banana cake, you'll love it. I am going to make this ice cream as soon as peaches come in season here. We run a little late here in Oregon. I am going to add you to my blog roll too.
    Your slave to food
    Dana Zia

  13. Perfect!!!

  14. Laurance says:

    Wow what a delicious food.I love it

    Merry
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  15. Prathibha says:

    OMG both the fruits are in season now…I wish I could try this..but I am badly down with cold from last week..so enjoying that just seeing the fotos..

  16. I am always sad when the end of peach season comes. Thankfully we are just coming into it so I have boxes of puff pastry ready to go.

    Looks awesome and I love this idea!

  17. july the ice cream month?!?! i'm with you. but i eat ice cream nearly every day. it's an essential part of my diet since i like to be cold winter or summer. LOL. :) love this recipe deeba. just makes me want to get my hands on some ice now. xx

  18. Marta says:

    I think this is a greta contribution to the Ice Cream event! I love the flavour, it's so grown up and elegant, while seasonal and delicious. Great job Deeba!

  19. noble pig says:

    I bet the roasting really brought out the flavors…how delicious!

  20. Juliana says:

    Oh! This ice cream look so yummie and refreshing…like the idea of the eggless recipe :-)
    By the way, thank you for visiting my site.

  21. Gera @ SweetsFoods says:

    Definitely very appealing for my sweet tooth…I can eat spoonful after spoonful :)

    Cheers,

    Gera

  22. Julia @ Mélanger says:

    Lovely, lovely. It looks so exotic and delicious! :)

  23. Tangled Noodle says:

    This is so amazing! I love that it's not just peach and plum but ROASTED peach and plum. And that's on top of the fact that it's eggless! The candied ginger slivers sound delicious but the peach and ginger peasant cakes have me drooling!

    Thanks so much for participating – I can't wait to show everyone the incredible creativity that you and your fellow entrants have displayed!!

  24. Wow.. this sounds wonderful.. I adore peaches and this is a fantastic way of using them.. thanks for the idea..

  25. Grace says:

    i can't believe this combination isn't more prevalent–i imagine it'd be outstanding! your photos are simply stunning, and this creation is all kinds of fantastic. nicely done!

  26. Helene says:

    Wow this is an awesome ice cream. Love the red bowl. Beautiful pictures :)

  27. Cafe Johnsonia says:

    I keep thinking about this recipe and how much I want to make it. I love the combo of yogurt cheese with plums and peaches. And the pictures are just gorgeous.

  28. The Food Librarian says:

    I simply can't tell you how much I want this!!! This looks amazing. So hungry now…:)

  29. Divya Vikram says:

    Love the color of the icecream. looks pretty.

  30. pigpigscorner says:

    Using roasted fruits is a great idea! Looks so delicious!

  31. Kamran Siddiqi says:

    I love how you start of each post with such great quotes. It really gets the reader into the setting of the post.

    I can't help but say that this looks super delicious. Are there any words to describe how good this looks? Probably, but I can't think of them at 1:58 AM.

    I love the photos for this post. Who knew that you could make ice cream of all things could look so elegant?

  32. Sophie says:

    MMMMMMMM,…what a tasty ice cream this is!! yummie all the way,….

  33. Roasting the fruits sounds really great! I love the color Deeba! .. I cannot get myself to add egg to the ice cream & i think i never will.. they way they are turning out at home even without the maker, i don't think i will need to add the Egg. I will have the flavors in mind next time..

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  35. Colours are just mouth watering.. Loving these ice creamm.. Thanks for sharing such nice recipes .. I must try this one in my home..

  36. ice cream is just amazing .Coulur i too tempting. My favourite flovour is strawberyy.. Just love ice creamm .. recipe is so easy and can easy to make in home..

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