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Creamy, Refreshing Mint Infused Nectarine Ice Cream

Creamy, Refreshing Mint Infused Nectarine Ice Cream

Nothing says summer quite like an ice cold bowl of homemade ice cream.  This nectarine ice cream is one of my favourites.  With a mint-infused base, it’s refreshing and jam-packed with summer, stone fruit flavour.  The perfect end to a barbecue!

I love ice cream.  However, I’ve never liked the idea (or the process of making) of a classic, eggy custard base.  There is something about making a custard that runs against the grain of hot summer weather and a desire to break free from the kitchen and still enjoy great food.

So, when I discovered that a mouthwatering, creamy ice cream could be made without eggs, I was hooked!  Not only is this ice cream super easy to make, it’s also hauntingly delicious.

Creamy, Refreshing Mint Infused Nectarine Ice Cream |

About the Recipe

The best part?  You don’t have to limit yourself to nectarine ice cream.  If you prefer plums — or they’re really looking gorgeous at your local market this week — substitute them.  Peaches would also be great.  However, due to their fuzzy skins, you’ll want to peel them.  Think of this ice cream as a canvas upon which you can paint your own flavours.

I’ve been known to throw a couple of teaspoons of five spice powder or garam masala into the base.  Experiment with flavours you enjoy — from a vanilla bean to cayenne pepper — and the sky is the limit!


Creamy, Refreshing Mint Infused Nectarine Ice Cream
Creamy, Refreshing Mint Infused Nectarine Ice Cream
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Category: dessert
Cuisine: American

This refreshing ice cream celebrates summer's bounty with nectarines in the starring role. The mint adds an additional freshness to the base, while bourbon adds just a hint of warm rich flavour that enhances the taste of the fruit. A beautiful finish to a summer meal from the grill!

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4-5 sprigs fresh mint
  • 3 nectarines, washed, pitted, and pureed (about 1 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon

  1. Whisk together cream, milk, sugar and salt in a medium saucepan set over low heat. When the mixture starts to bubble gently, turn off the heat. Add the sprigs of fresh mint, cover, and allow to steep for 15-30 minutes.
  2. Remove the mint from the ice cream base. Whisk in the nectarine purée and bourbon. Place in a sealed container in the refrigerator and allow to cool for several hours.
  3. In the bowl of an ice cream maker, churn the mixture according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  4. Serve immediately for a soft-serve consistency. If you prefer a firmer ice-cream, place in the freezer for an additional 3-4 hours prior to serving.

Prep Time: 30 minutes - Cook Time: 1 hour Yield: 8
Calories per serving: 292.21 kcal
Fat per serving: 23.07 g
Saturated fat per serving: 14.28 g
Carbs per serving: 18.35 g
Protein per serving: 2.41 g
Fiber per serving: 0.37 g
Sugar per serving: 17.68 g
Sodium per serving: 185.24 mg
Cholesterol per serving: 84.56 mg
Nutrition label for Creamy, Refreshing Mint Infused Nectarine Ice Cream

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