Friday, May 25, 2018

Homemade Peach Ice Cream RECIPE

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Homemade Peach Ice Cream


I'm doing a new series on Sundays about "The Fruit of the Spirit" - you see, when one becomes a Christian they are filled with the Holy Spirit.  As a result, there are certain characteristics that overflow from a Christian's life (like love, joy, kindness etc).


I decided that during the week after each "Fruit of the Spirit" post I will feature the actual fruit that I symbolically used for that characteristic.  Most recently we studied "PEACE" (click HERE to read the entire post "Fruit of the Spirit #3 - PEACE").  Today, I am featuring one special recipe using PEACHES - (this was the fruit that I used as a symbol of PEACE).



Many people dislike eating peach skins because of the fuzzy texture but peach skins are so full of flavor - so in this recipe I make a peach juice from the skin that is then added into the ice cream.

Printable Recipe


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Begin by making the Peach mash & Peach Skin Juice
4 peaches - rinsed, peeled (SAVE the peelings), discard the pit & mash the sliced peaches with a potato masher (4 peaches should equal 1 cup mashed peaches)

peach peelings from the step above
1/2 cup water

In a medium saucepan bring the peach peelings and water to a boil and then turn down to a low simmer.  Simmer for about 20 minutes and then strain.  Add the peach juice to the peach mash (see the collage above).  Set the juice/mash aside until later.


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Now continue onto making the custard.


Custard
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup corn starch
2 cups milk
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 egg yolks
dash of sea salt


In a large mixing bowl combine the egg yolks & half of the sugar (1/2 cup sugar) - whisk together until the sugar is combined & the yolks are a little frothy (see top left picture) - set aside until later. 
In a saucepan combine the other half of the sugar (1/2 cup sugar), dash of salt and the corn starch.  Stir until mixed.  Now add the milk, whipping cream & vanilla extract (add this into the corn starch/sugar mixture).  Stir gently with a whisk making sure that there are no sugar/starch clumps.  Place this full saucepan on medium heat and stir gently all the time while cooking.  Continue cooking until this mixture starts to thicken - remove from heat (see picture above right). 

It's time to temper the egg yolk mixture.  Pour about 1/3 of the hot milk/cream mixture into the egg yolk/sugar mixture and whisk when adding the hot mixture.  Your eggs have now been tempered.  Now add the tempered egg mixture into the remaining hot milk/cream mixture (stirring all the time).  Place back on medium/low heat and cook (stirring all the time) for about 2 to 3 minutes.

Allow the hot custard to rest for about 5 minutes.  Then strain through a sieve to get rid of any clumps of any kind.

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Now it is time to add the peach juice/mash (the juice/mash that you had set aside from the first step).  See picture above.  Completely stir the juice/mash into the custard (see picture below).
 

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Chill the custard in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

Process the chilled mixture in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions

Serve & ENJOY!


To make it extra peachy you might try topping your ice cream dessert with homemade peach syrup (click HERE to view that entire post) ENJOY!

Other Ice Cream RECIPES on this blog
(click on each title to view entire post with recipe):





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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Weekly Thankfulness & Growth Report #117

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#117 - Weekly Thankfulness & Growth Report

If you were following this blog in 2015 then you will be familiar with my "365 Days of Being Thankful" challenge.  I have missed reporting on my thankfulness since I finished my challenge 2 years ago, so I decided to at least give a weekly Thankfulness Report & include a Growth Report also.  Growth in our Christian walk, growth in the garden & growth on this blog.  Finally, I am also including a "Posts From the Past" feature - ENJOY!

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This week I have been thankful for family.  I am thankful for the lifelong Christian example of a friend who is now in the arms of Jesus.  I am most thankful that God has provided a way for us to spend eternity with Him!



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"Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, 'Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.'  So we say with confidence, The Lord is my helper;  I will not be afraid.  What can man do to me?"  Hebrews 13:5 & 6
This is one post in a series on this blog that I wrote a few years ago.  It is specifically for those who have not been blessed with children - Please read:
Read: Living a Childless Life - Dealing With Loneliness

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We are getting near the end of planting season.   We still have many of our tomatoes to plant and a few other seeds but soon all we will have to do is weed (hahaha - that is a never-ending job).

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About 4 years ago I created different types of crème brulee - this is a delicious version:
Blueberry Vanilla Crème Brulee RECIPE
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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tuesdays with a Twist Blog Hop #265

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Mary @ Back to the Basics and Mary's Kitchen
Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
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Each co-host will be sharing her own picks for Features. This gives everyone a better chance of being featured. Be sure to check all of our blogs to see if you were featured! 
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1. "Orange, Pineapple, Mango Jam" by Frugal Living On the Ranch
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3. "How To Make A Classic Greek Frappe" by All That's Jas




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The party starts every Tuesday at 7am EST and will continue until Saturday at 11:59pm.  Feel free to stop back any time and "like" your favorites.  Please visit other blogs if you have a moment. 

Share older posts as well as new ones.  No limit on links!

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Part of the Mother's & Father's Day Gift Guide
but first - read this great post:
Coconut Crumble Banana Muffins RECIPE
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Monday, May 21, 2018

You're the STAR - Week#4 HOME (May 2018)

The bees are buzzing and the flowers are blooming!  I hope that you are all enjoying the outdoors!
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WELCOME to the May "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
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WELCOME to HOME feature week of the May "You're the STAR" blog hop!
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This week is HOME feature week
Swing by the Home Hosts' Blogs:
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This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU!
There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month. 
The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:
WEEK#4 HOME - recipes, home décor, antique/DIY &/or travel (this can include anything about your home - even history posts - all while remaining family friendly)

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(All features were chosen from the April "You're the Star" blog hop)

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