Recipes, memories and random thoughts from my kitchen
Saturday, August 04, 2007
Fabulous Fruit Ices
Oh, my, are these ever delicious! I printed out this recipe from Alicia’s blog awhile ago, after Rachel raved about it. But I hadn’t had a chance to try it out until today. I don’t own a food processor, but figured a blender would work -- but mine had died and I hadn’t replaced it. I just didn’t care for the large look of today’s blenders -- too big of a “footprint” for my limited counter space. But Carrie noticed a cool retro-looking Osterizer on clearance in Walmart, and my hubby decided it was just the blender for us. And it’s red!
I did find, using a blender (and this is not a fancy one with lots of speeds) that the fruit needed to be cut in 1-inch chunks rather than slices, and that I could process about 1/4 of it at a time (with about 1/4 of the sugar syrup) for the best results. So if you use a blender rather than a food processor, keep that in mind.
You can find the recipe for fruit ices here -- , Fruit Ices-- and as you’ll see there are lots of options for the fruit you can use. I chose to use peaches, as I had some that were going bad and I also used a couple of nectarines which looked great on the outside but had gone all mushy on the inside. I know that Carrie tried the strawberry variation and thought it was wonderful, but I think the peach is just about unbeatable!
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.