24 August 2007
Day 13: Peach-Buttermilk Milkshakes
The more ice creams I’ve made, the more I've come up with new flavors to try, so much so that I have many more ideas than I could ever execute. I knew my Southern relatives would be expecting me to make one of the Southern classics, like fresh peach ice cream. I also love the idea of a tangy buttermilk ice cream, but I didn’t have time to make them both! Instead, I tossed some vanilla ice cream in the blender with buttermilk and sliced fresh peaches to make milkshakes. The result was delectable: smooth, creamy, tangy, and fruity, and perfect for summer. I like the leave it on the chunky side, with hunks of peach and cold ice cream, the sort of milkshake where you need a straw and a spoon. Eitherway, this one’s a keeper!
And may I add that we are past the half-way point of the ice cream challenge (wohoo!). I love coming up with the ideas, but couldn't I get someone else to execute them for me? Because resisting the siren call of a freshly churned ice cream dasher just waiting to be licked is proving to be very difficult. Don't worry, I'm sure I'll regain my strength tomorrow.
A quintessential summer treat, I like to leave this milkshake with a few chunks of peaches. Some other good additions include a bit of crystallized ginger or a splash of bourbon.
2-3 peaches, peeled and sliced
1 pint (2 cups) vanilla ice cream, softened
1 cup buttermilk
2 tbl brown sugar
1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend to desired consistency.