Peach season is something I look forward to every summer. It's a bittersweet time of year because I know it means the end of the summer is coming, but there's so much wonderful produce. My husband works up in peach farm country and we always end up with a lot of them once their peak hits this time of year. We eat them as much as we can, but some of them end up needing to be sacrificed into a dessert or two.... Since I've been absolutely loving making ice cream this summer, I thought I would make a peach one. Then I decided to give my first frozen yogurt a try. I absolutely loved this yogurt. The peaches were very ripe and since they were in season, they were so flavorful - which made the yogurt incredibly peachy. I added some nutmeg to give the yogurt a little more depth of flavor. The yogurt was very creamy and slightly tangy - making this dessert very palate pleasing all around.
If you find yourself with a couple extra peaches, please try out this recipe. It will make about 1 quart of frozen yogurt.
Peach-nutmeg frozen yogurt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
pinch of fine sea salt
1-3/4 cup plain whole milk yogurt
1/4 cup whole milk
Combine the peaches, sugar, nutmeg, and salt in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Cook for about 10 minutes, until the peaches are softened and the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from the heat and let cool.
Combine the yogurt and milk in a metal bowl. When the peaches have cooled, stir them into the yogurt. Cover the bowl and refrigerate until very cold, at least 4-5 hours. Then churn and freeze in your ice cream maker according to directions. You can eat it right away (it will be like soft serve), or transfer to a freezer container to harden for a few hours.
What was I cooking one year ago?: zucchini pancakes
Two years ago?: spiced peach butter