It is peach season around here. They are oh so juicy and oh so cheap right now. Lee and I decided to buy a few baskets the other day, one for eating and one for freezing. We have started buying fruits when they are in season and freezing them as it is usually much cheaper than buying bags of frozen fruits from the grocery store.
We simply peeled our peaches, cut them into slices (removing the pit), laid them onto a wax paper lined baking sheet and put them into the freezer. Once they are frozen, we bag and label them. Freezing them individually on a baking sheet rather than all at once in a bag prevents them from clumping together and makes it really easy to grab just the right amount. We used home-frozen fruits for many different things such as smoothies, popsicles, fruit salads, drinks, etc.
We are starting to have an abundance of frozen ripe bananas so last night, we decided to use some up to make the ever so popular “banana soft serve” but with the added peach twist.
We cut up a frozen banana into 1/2″ slices, added the equivalent of one peach in frozen slices (about 8), blended the two together in the food processor and just like that, we had a perfectly healthy raw, vegan, sugar-free and guilt-free ice cream to enjoy. This ice-cream needs to be served right after it is made (it doesn’t freeze very good as it turn into a hard block that can’t be spooned out). The 1 banana – 1 peach ratio gives about 2 servings.
This recipe takes only minutes to make and it can easily be doubled or tripled to accommodate more people (or a second serving for yourself!) but most of all it is absolutely delicious.
What are your favorite peach recipes? Have you tried the “banana soft-serve”?