Instant Peach Ice Cream (Dairy-free)

We had an unusually hot and humid weekend here in Southern California, so making ice cream seemed like an appropriate way to cool off.

peach ice cream in a small bowl

This peach ice cream was inspired by a peach farm my family used to visit when we lived in Georgia. After collecting some freshly picked peaches, my parents would treat us to their house-made peach ice cream, and it was, by far, my favorite part of the whole visit.

While my recipe doesn’t taste exactly like the farm-fresh version, it does get bonus points for being incredibly fast to prepare. It’s ready to eat in just minutes! What I also love about this quick ice cream is that it is completely adaptable. You can add the sweetener as you go, so it tastes exactly the way you want it to, and while I used coconut milk for creaminess, you could use any other milk option you like. You could even use water, instead of milk, for a peach sorbet, if you prefer.

This method would work for any frozen fruit you have on hand, too, so feel free to get creative!

Instant Peach Ice Cream (Dairy-free)
Serves 4

Ingredients:

1 (16 ounce) bag frozen peaches
1/2 cup coconut milk, or non-dairy milk of choice
3 tablespoons honey, plus more to taste
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Directions:

Combine the frozen peaches, milk, honey, and lemon juice in a large food processor fitted with an “S” blade, and process until creamy, stopping to scrape down the sides, if necessary. Taste the ice cream, and add more sweetener, if desired.

Note: For a neutral sweet flavor, I sometimes like to use a mix of honey and pure maple syrup, so that the resulting recipe doesn’t taste too much like one sweetener or another. If you choose to add more sweetener than this recipe calls for, you may want to use half maple syrup and half honey to avoid an overpowering flavor from either ingredient.

making peach ice cream in a food processor

This ice cream can be served directly from the food processor, with a soft-serve type consistency, or you can freeze it for a few hours for a more firm result. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the freezer for up to one month. Once frozen, you’ll need to let the ice cream thaw for 10 minutes or so at room temperature, until it’s scoop-able again.

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Instant Peach Ice Cream (Dairy-free)
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
A quick and easy way to satisfy an ice cream craving.
Course: Dessert
Servings: 4
Calories: 99 kcal
Author: Detoxinista.com
Ingredients
  • 1 (16 ounce) bag frozen peaches
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk , or non-dairy milk of choice
  • 3 tablespoons honey , plus more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Combine the frozen peaches, milk, honey, and lemon juice in a large food processor fitted with an "S" blade, and process until creamy, stopping to scrape down the sides, if necessary. Taste the ice cream, and add more sweetener, if desired.
  2. Note: For a neutral sweet flavor, I sometimes like to use a mix of honey and pure maple syrup, so that the resulting recipe doesn't taste too much like one sweetener or another. If you choose to add more sweetener than this recipe calls for, you may want to use half maple syrup and half honey to avoid an overpowering flavor from either ingredient.
  3. This ice cream can be served directly from the food processor, with a soft-serve type consistency, or you can freeze it for a few hours for a more firm result. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the freezer for up to one month. Once frozen, you'll need to let the ice cream thaw for 10 minutes or so at room temperature, until it's scoop-able again.

Enjoy!

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Comments

Jaime

Did you use canned coconut milk or the regular kind you drink? I’m guessing the regular kind since you said you could substitute water. Would canned coconut milk make it too think? I have just discovered your website as we’ve begun a new journey to eating as unprocessed and natural as we can. I’m excited to have found you!!

Donna O.

Wow….my husband made this for me and his family who were visiting yesterday, and I had also bought “regular” ice cream as a back up, just in case. Well, I didn’t need the regular ice cream, no one touched it. Even my three year old nice said that this was “the bestest ice cream” she ever had. Thanks for sharing this recipe! It’s a keeper. 🙂

David

Technically, in order to be called ice cream, it has to contain 10% milk fat. So there’s no such thing as dairy free ice cream. It would be considered a frozen non-dairy dessert

    Jill

    David, just go with the flow…………. in a woman’s world, if it is low calorie and low whatever else, we can call it “ice cream” if we want! K?

      Kfab

      Lol! Exactly

      Suzan

      Yes! It was great!

Lee Ann

This looks delicious! Thank you for posting! :). 🙂

ash

I don’t have a food processor. Can this be done in a blender? On what setting, I wonder? Please advise. Thank you.

Sandy S.

Omg, delicious! Now I know what to do with some of my frozen peaches, other than peach cobbler! Thanks for sharing!

MARYJO REEVES

WOW… I LOVE PEACH ICE CREAM, AND I HAVE A VITA-MIX I AM GOING TO TRY TO MAKE IT IN!!… THANK YOU SOOO MUCH FOR THE RECIPE! ALSO SEEN WHERE YOU CAN SWAP THE PEACHES AND USE STRAWBERRIES, SO GOING TO TRY BOTH OF THEM, AND BY THE WAY, I HAVE NEVER MADE ICE CREAM IN MY VITA-MIX BEFORE, BUT KNOW IT CAN BE DONE!… CAN’T WAIT TO TRY IT!… MARYJO … 🙂

Lana

This looks so delicious! I’m definitely going to give this ice cream recipe a try!

Tina

What can be used as an alternative to honey for this recipe so that it becomes vegan. Thank you

    Megan Gilmore

    Maple syrup would probably work!

      Ian

      agave syrup would work – it’s from a plant.

    Suzan

    I used 3 top of Pyure.

Jennifer

Can you use fresh peaches in this recipe?

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