Category Archives: Frozen Deserts

Peach Italian Ice

DSC_0002From my little tree that GIVES, and GIVES, and GIVES..

8 ripe  peaches, pitted and and peeled
1 cup water
1 cup raw sugar
1/2 cup water for 2nd blend
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2 tablespoons lemon juice
You can half this recipe, I just have an endless supply of peaches!

DSC_0003 Place your scored peaches and water in a large sauté pot, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.  Until your skins start to peel.  They will look like this where you scored them. From here you will place them in a bowl of ice water.

DSC_0006 Removed one at a time from ice water and begin peeling the skins off them.

DSC_0009 After you have removed your peels, cut up your peaches, remove the seed and toss in your blender.

IMG_3550Add the water, sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest, and process until smooth.

IMG_3553Once blended it will be this gorgeous shade of orange.

IMG_3554Pour the mixture into plastic cups, and freeze overnight.

 

DSC_0010The following day, break up your peach mixture and blend again in two batches.  Add 1/4 cup water to each batch.This step really softens the ice and prevents any sort of layering.

DSC_0011It will lighten during this second blend.

DSC_0014Pour the softened peach ice slushy into any small freezer safe container  and place back in the freezer. After a few hours, it’s ready when you are!