Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tuesdays with Dorie: Honey-Peach Ice Cream

Holy heck it's hot and humid in Memphis again. Blech. You cannot be outside for more than 5 minutes without sweating buckets. I.hate.the.heat. Luckily, this week's TWD did not require me to fire up the oven, instead I fired up the ice cream maker - Honey-Peach Ice Cream, chosen by Tommi of Brown Interior.

My ice cream was 50% local, the peaches and the honey I bought at the Memphis Farmer's Market from local folks and the whole milk is from the dairy in my hometown.
I had not made an ice cream yet that was 'cooked' beforehand. I cut up and boiled the peaches and honey together, it sputtered and spattered even after I turned down the heat. I followed the rest of the directions of mixing the milk and cream and tempering the egg/sugar mixture, etc. My problems arose when I was getting the custard to thicken, it took f o r e v e r to thicken and afterwords it had tons of tiny clumps. I was rather concerned. I put the mixture in the fridge and waited.

After the mixture was chilled I put it into the ice cream make and crossed my fingers. As it churned the texture seemed to smooth out and I snuck a taste towards the end. The honey has a very prominent flavor and the peaches too. I have to say though I thought the texture was a little - off? Maybe it's because it was clumpy before I put it in the maker? I don't know, it's tastes fine but leaves a weird filmy aftertaste. Or maybe this is how is it with all cooked ice creams? Anyway, it was still delicious and I really enjoyed making ice cream in a different way.


The Food Librarian said...

Oh pretty! I hope this helps in your heat and humidity!

Teanna said...

It's still freezing in NY and DC! Wherever I go, I can't escape the cold and rain! But your ice cream looks SO good! It is a perfect summer treat!

TeaLady said...

Yep!! Know all about HUMIDITY!!!! Being is Central Louisiana - I UNDERSTAND!!!

But your ice cream looks cool. And it looks delicious.

Practice, Practice, Practice and it will eventually come out smooooooth.

Anonymous said...

Your ice cream looks wonderful! too bad the texture was off. I can't tell. I'm glad you liked it.

Jules Someone said...

Hmmm. Odd with the clumps. Glad it tasted good, though!

Mellz said...

it looks tasty!