Thursday, September 6, 2012

Roasted Peach Ice Cream with Allspice Caramel Swirl


Watching leaves falling off the trees in the country this past weekend. Wow. Where for art thou summer?


I call this a seasonal bridge ice cream. Something to make with the last juicy peaches of the summer adding a hint of fall spice.



The sweetness of the peaches, flavor deepened by brown sugar paired perfectly with the allspice caramel finish. The last glimpse of summer with the spicy warm promise of fall.


Roasted Peach Ice Cream with 
Allspice Caramel Swirl

For the Roasted Peach Ice Cream:
  • 4 large extra ripe peaches
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cups whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 egg yolks

Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Slice the peaches into wedges, sprinkle with sugar and place on the top rack.
  • Roast until soft.
  • Remove from oven and cool completely.
  • Place roasted peaches in food processor and puree.
  • Whisk egg yolks together in a heatproof bowl.
  • In a medium sauce pan combine cream, milk and vanilla. Heat until almost boiling.
  • Remove from heat and temper the egg yolks.
  • Pour the mixture back into the saucepan and heat again until mixture has thickened.
  • Strain mixture into a bowl.
  • Whisk in the roasted peach puree and refrigerate  for several hours or overnight until throughly chilled.
  • Add mixture to your ice cream maker and process according to manufacturers instructions.
  • When transferring the ice cream to a container for freezing, layer in the all spice caramel sauce, adding a layer of ice cream, then caramel sauce, repeat.
  • Let harden in the freezer before scooping and serving.

For the All Spice Caramel Sauce:

I used this recipe for caramel sauce from Evil Shenanigans, omitting the salt and whisking in 1 tablespoon of allspice powder as a final step.

6 comments:

  1. Perfect ice cream treat to bid farewell to summer with the last of the good peaches and to welcome Fall with the allspice caramel swirl.

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  2. Transition ice cream...I love it! I'll take any excuse to eat ice cream...especially one as delicious as this!

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  3. That is insanely delicious. I need this in my life. As soon as I get the last of the peaches, it's on!

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  4. yes.yes.yes.
    This is more my speed. I'm going to have to hunt down more peaches. Just used mine up on peach salsa and peach chutney.

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  5. Bridge ice cream?! What's funny is that I had this tab opened and starting to read it, not really noticing which blog it was, and I thought, "Bridge ice cream?! Is this person German?" :) Maybe you're not German, but at least you have that connection. Do we use bridge like that in English? The things I forget being over here...

    Anyway, this is GENIUS! Combining the end of summer and the fall. It sounds so good!

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  6. Seriously that icecream looks awesome. I want to have the scoop with all the caramel swirl.

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