Simple Peach Ice Cream

I love when I’m reading a magazine, and I come across a recipe that I have both the time to make as well as all the ingredients, so I can make it pronto! This recipe from Martha’s Living definitely qualified. The simplest ice cream ever, with a lot of fresh fruit. I can’t wait to try it with the cherries in my freezer, too!

Simple Peach Ice Cream

1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 quart frozen peaches (made from about 4-6 medium fresh peaches)

I already had frozen peaches on hand, but if you don’t, just boil fresh peaches for 30 seconds (to loosen the skins), remove from pot, and let cool until you can handle them. When ready, skin and slice the peaches, then either flash freeze them on a cookie sheet in a single layer or place in a quart baggie and freeze for at least one day.

When ready to make the ice cream, place the sweetened condensed milk and peaches in a blender (if you have frozen them in a baggie, you may want to microwave them briefly to separate, and smash them a little to help your blender out), and blend for about 1 minute. This makes a beautiful soft-serve consistency ice cream. You can return it to the freezer if you’d like something harder, but we enjoyed this ice cream right away! We thought this was a perfect end to a summer day.


Brazilian Passionfruit Mousse

Passionfruit MousseI’ve had this dessert at several get-togethers with some Brazilian friends, and I think it is one of the most glorious desserts ever. And then I learned it was one of the simplest desserts ever. Love it! So, I am passing these divine instructions on, and the best part of this dessert is you really need no time to prepare it. Note: I have also used whipped cream instead of table cream, and it work great too, and it is a little easier to find. I don’t suppose you would have to, but I blended the passionfruit and sweetened condensed milk together, then I whipped the cream up (1 cup of it), and then I folded the two together. Just as great!

Brazilian Passionfruit Mousse

1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 can Table Cream (this product is commonly used in the U.S., but it looks like sweetened condensed milk a little, and is readily available in grocery stores with good Latin American food selections)
1/2 package of frozen Passionfruit puree (Again, not found in typical U.S. grocery stores, but easily found in Latin American markets in the frozen food section. In Utah, try Rancho Market)

Combine all three ingredients in a blender and mix on low speed until blended (20-30 seconds). Pour into a bowl and place in the fridge to thicken, or enjoy immediately!