It’s summer, summer tiiiiiime.
Are you singing yet?
Summer is in full swing, and the month of July is ice cream month. Also, stone fruit is popping up in all the grocery stores. I have a love for all stone fruit, but my favorite is peaches. There is nothing better than biting into a peach and the juice runs down your chin and hand. The taste and smell of a ripe juicy peach is heaven.
When I saw these beautiful peaches at the store I immediately knew they had to be mine, and they had to be made into ice cream. Not just any ice cream, but ice cream with spiced rum flambé peaches, crystalized ginger and rum caramel! Holla!!!
I will let you in on a secret about myself. I am a bit high maintenance when it comes to peaches. I love the flavor of fresh peaches. The smell of a pie or cobbler made with fresh ripe peaches takes me back to when my family was stationed in Georgia. Mom would take my sister and I out for peach cobbler a la mode. My eyes roll back just thinking about it.
On the other hand I hate peach flavored foods and canned peaches. The overt sweetness of peach flavored food and canned peaches make my teeth hurt.
Also, I can’t get over the texture of canned peaches. Mushy, eww.
I associate them with school cafeteria lunch. Lunch lady weird.
Not a good association.
Am I weird?
Ok, I am going to take a mini detour.
I needed a peach puree, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to take my new Ninja kitchen system for a spin. This post is in no way sponsored by Ninja, but this thing is so awesome I had to show it to you.
It blends, chops and purees like a dream. Look at all those blades. It’s like a ninja with your food. Coincidence? I think not! I am in love with this thing. Thanks Ninja for the hook up!
There was a moment that I thought this post wasn’t going to make it.
You may not know this about me, but I suffer from a little thing called impatience. This is probably why I like to cook and am reluctant to bake. After all, why wait till later when you want it now? I’ll tell you why. Because sometimes you have to wait to get it right.
My original plan was for this to post on Monday, but because I was impatient I didn’t give the ice cream custard time to cool completely. When I put it in the ice cream maker to churn it wouldn’t freeze.
I won’t lie, I panicked. After my 2 minute panic, I transferred the custard back into the bowl and into the refrigerator to let it cool overnight. The second time around it churned beautifully. Good thing it did, otherwise I wouldn’t be able to share it with you today.
Life would have suspiciously felt incomplete because this ice cream was not allowed to enter into your life.
You would have felt this void, not knowing that the void could only be filled with a heaping bowl full of peach ginger ice cream drizzled with rum caramel.
Don’t we all fill voids with ice cream?
Maybe that void is too big to fill with just a simple bowl of ice cream.
Maybe you need to get a mug of ice cream and pour cream soda over it. Then that void will just float away.
Get it? “Float” away.
With the hot summer upon us it doesn’t matter how you choose to enjoy your ice cream, heaped in a bowl or in a float, just enjoy it. Ice cream is creamy cool happiness.
I think think I have discovered my new favorite ice cream flavor. Crazy creamy peach ice cream with hidden nuggets of crystalized ginger drizzled with rum caramel. Need I say more!? It’s the ultimate peaches and cream with a punch of ginger. It’s heavenly.
Now if you don’t mind, I have a void to fill.