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White Peach & Lavender Creme Fraiche Ice Cream Recipe

Updated on November 20, 2012
White peach & lavender creme fraiche ice cream, shown with fig & walnut goat cheese ice cream.
White peach & lavender creme fraiche ice cream, shown with fig & walnut goat cheese ice cream. | Source
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This recipe for white peach & lavender ice cream, part of a series on white peach & lavender recipes, combines two of summer's most fragrant ingredients in one of the season's most sought after confections.

Peach sorbet recipes and indeed most peach ice cream recipes generally call for cooking the peaches before integrating into the custard. This works well with yellow peaches, but the delicate perfume-like aroma of white peaches is lost when cooked for too long. This recipe uses fresh white peaches, adding a tablespoon of lemon to keep the white flesh from turning color but not enough to add acidity to the taste.

Tips

  • Chill peaches, creme fraiche and lavender syrup thoroughly before starting. This will speed up chill time for the final mix considerably.
  • If you are using organic peaches, leave the skins on. This will give the overall a peachy color and little flecks of bright pink that you don't get from using the white flesh of these peaches alone.
  • Be sure whole mix is very well chilled before adding to your ice cream machine.

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: About 1 quart / 1 liter

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Ingredients (US cups)

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 4 white peaches
  • 1/4 cup lavender syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup creme fraiche

Instructions

  1. Warm the milk and sugar in a saucepan, stirring often until sugar is dissolved.
  2. While milk mixture is warming, whisk egg yolks until smooth.
  3. Pour warm milk mixture into egg yolks, whisk, and return to pan.
  4. Cook over medium low heat, stirring constantly until thickened. The custard is ready when it coats the back of a spoon. Place in freezer for about thirty minutes to chill (just don't let it freeze).
  5. When custard is cold, stir in cold creme fraiche. Return to the refrigerator.
  6. Puree the peaches with the Tablespoon of lemon and the lavender syrup. Mix into custard and chill thoroughly.
  7. Freeze chilled mixture in your ice cream maker according to manufacturer instructions.

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      Letitialicious 4 years ago from Paris via San Diego

      Thanks MamaKim, I'm happy we share a love of lavender!

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      This sounds simply divine! I'm loving all the lavender recipes. voted up and pinned

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      Letitialicious 4 years ago from Paris via San Diego

      Of course Denisemai, I was thinking Cooking Forum or something like that. Silly me. Thanks for the share and pin!

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      Denise Mai 4 years ago from Idaho

      Creme Fraiche. I was being lazy. Looking forward to the goat cheese recipe, too. Tummy is grumbling already!

      Oh, and now that you've changed it, I'm sharing and pinning!

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      Letitialicious 4 years ago from Paris via San Diego

      Hi Vespawoolf, goat cheese ice cream coming tomorrow (I hope!). As you can see I've decided to go through with Letitialicious. Thanks for being there, here, wherever we are in cyberspace.

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      Letitialicious 4 years ago from Paris via San Diego

      Oh dear, thanks for pointing this out Denisemai! 3/4 cup. I'll add it right this instant! What's the C.F.?...

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      Denise Mai 4 years ago from Idaho

      I am obsessed with lavender! Question: how much Creme Fraiche is used? I really, really want to make this one. So excited. Thanks for sharing! Let me know on the C.F.

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      Oh my goodness!! I can hardly wait for peach season so I can try this. Now I just have to watch out for the fig & walnut goat cheese ice cream recipe...