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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.

4.8 from 15 votes
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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Karine

Just a perfect receipe for summer time! As I am found of fresh sorbet I do mine with fruits (my favorite at the moment is melon) and coconut water! Absolutely addictive! A good alternative to the creamy coconut milk version 😉

    Kathy

    I used kiwis for this recipe with coconut milk and a tablespoon of green tea matcha powder……bangin!!!

Danielle @ Chits and Chats and Chocolate

Wow, this is fabulous! Of course, I just finished off the last of our peaches, but this looks like it’s worth a trip to the store!

Tom @ Raise Your Garden

I have to say one of my weaknesses is patience. Waiting for my four year to put her shoes on for example. This instant peach ice cream is right up my alley. I can eat it in minutes, no wait time. Perfect!

Anne Marie

I might have to try this with blueberries and figs. My new favorite smoothie combo!

I miss the days where I was oblivious to the metabolic effects that consuming a pint of Bunny Tracks ice cream had on me. 😉

LaVelle

What if you have fresh fruit instead of frozen? Could you run it through the processor and then freeze it or would that make it totally different?

    Bianca

    cut your fruit, zip lock it, then freeze it

    Bryce

    Yes – I made this tonight and used strawberries instead of peaches and I used lactaid milk instead of almond milk and it was perfect 🙂

Maaike

Oh my! That looks heavenly. I mixed in some peaches with a banana soft serve I made last week and that added just the right amount of peachy flavor for me as well.

Carole

Megan do you think this would work if I swapped out the peaches for the same amount of frozen strawberries?

Also any update on when your cookbook is coming out? I can’t wait!!! 🙂

Roula

Can I freeze fresh white peaches for this recipe?

Kezia @ Super Naturally Healthy

Peach ice cream – i would never had thought of that but i bet it is really refreshing. My favourite is plain vanilla and I have yet to create a real food diary free version of it so fruit flavours will have to do for now:)

    Jess

    Hi! There are some fabulous almond milk ice cream recipes out there. I make mine with a cup of almond milk, a pinch of salt, a dash of vanilla and a couple tablespoons of the sweetener of your choice. I will then pour the mixture into an ice cube tray, freeze it and once frozen place the cubes in the food processor or the blender. Occasionally I will add an additional splash of almond milk to get it mixing but then it whips up to a great mock ice cream.

Yasmin

Looks amazing! Do you have to peel the peaches?

    daisybreed

    if you like the skins , go for it ! Throw in the seed if you want to , but they do contain arsenic , and it will break your blender !

Abbi*tarian

This looks fantastic! My favorite to buy are chocolate and pb ice cream combos, but the best ice cream I ever had from scratch was my great uncle’s peach ice cream! Second to time with family themselves, of course, it was one of my brother & I’s favorite things about our summer visits to Mississippi! So, your recipe brings me back, too :0).

Sandy

This is incredibly good! Made it in five minutes and everyone loved it!

Michele @tworaspberries

this looks so refreshing and yummy 😉 i’ve tried the banana and PB ice cream but gosh this looks good!

Lisa

Not sure where to post this but, I’ve just moved to Mexico and had to leave my beloved thermomix behind 🙁 I am looking at buying a food processor or vitamix (from the recommended products), what does everyone use to make megan’s food? Is the food prcessor enough? The vitamix is quite a bit more but since I’m planning on living here a few years hoping I ould get some thoughts. I like to make smoothies, nut butters etc. Thanks (you can’t post on the products page so thought I might be able to get some help)

    dragonfly

    vitamix… i live in the caribbean and the only time i ever miss or need a food processor is to crush up dates and nuts or other sticky and crunchy stuff to make pie crust substitute… but that was one time in the last 3 years since i got my beloved vitamix and the new ones are even better!

    Marci

    I love this recipe. I have 3 grand kids &:1 is on a,Celiac diet. We’ve made it with Frozen Radpberries,, plus once with frozen Bananas. All a big hit. Peach was the fav. I love my Vita mix & since on counter made it in it. To answer your question yes Vita mix is expenses machine but worth every penny. It makes hot soup in winter with fresh veg & broth. I use it daily for protien shake. Do not think a day goes buy that I do not use it. I had mine for 3yrs., Love, love it. I bought mine at Cosco & also bought grain grinder as make my own Buckwheat breads. Vita Mix Blender is the best. Have had other Blenders but we’re never the work horse in my kitchen like this machine. Check it out on Vita mix Website. Everything they say it does awesome.

    SCOTT

    Ninja blenders are even better.

    Beth

    I have a vitamix and love it. Very versatile. Only thing I use. Don’t use a food processor.

April

Yum! This sounds perfect for summer – I live in GA and happen to have some frozen peaches. Quick question: for the coconut milk, do you use from a carton or a can? Thanks! can’t wait to try. Love your recipes – the raw brownie bites are a favorite. 🙂

Kira - HealthaAble On-the-GO

I can’t believe I can finally make ice cream that is dairy free and gluten free with a food processor!

IR

Thank you so much for your recipes! You truly are an ispiration to us all, especially me. I have celiacs and vertigo problems, which makes me bed bound, but I always look through your site for healthy inspirations, thank you again!

IR

Oh, and I love strawberry ice cream =)

Ceara @ Ceara's Kitchen

This is such a perfect and simple summer recipe! I make a similar recipe using strawberries and it is the perfect way to beat the summer heat! I am excited to try your delicious version with peaches!:)

Sabrina

Great recipe! Do you ever use stevia for a sweetener in ice cream?

    Megan

    No, I don’t use stevia anymore, but I do have some recipes in my Candida cleansing recipe section that use stevia as a sweetener. I used to use it to make avocado “milkshakes.”

      Erin

      Hi Megan, just curious as to why you don’t use stevia anymore?

        Megan

        It seems to affect my hormones, and I don’t get my period when I use it. So, it’s off my menu until I’m done having babies!

Purelytwins

looks great! we shared a peach ice cream with nut butter and frozen peaches 😉 love peach ice cream and love how using frozen fruit can make such quick and healthy ice creams!! xo

Julie

Can I make this in the Nutribullet?

Nancy

What was the reply to the question on the Nutribullet

    Bryce

    I Have a nutribullet. I made it tonight. It was great

Krystal @ Krystal's Korner

I think I’m going to give this a try. I love ice cream but I can’t really have dairy (although I probably have it more than I should) so any recipe for ice cream that doesn’t include any dairy is great for me!

P.S. I wish we were having a hot and humid summer here. It’s been abnormally cool all summer long 🙁

pam

This recipe is so flexible and incredibly yummy!Sometimes we leave out the honey because the fruit is so sweet on its own. We made blueberry and it was great!

Thalia @ butter and brioche

what an awesome recipe. wish it was hot enough here to justify having ice cream.. shame its winter in australia as i am so craving a scoop!

Brittany

I love making quick soft serve recipes with frozen fruit and almond milk like this! Peaches are abundant right now too — might have to freeze some and try this recipe.

SJ Cory

I just made this tonight. I had frozen mangos on hand. It was perfect. Thank you.

rebeckah

Thank you for your amazing receipt I can’t what to try it with my kids 🙂

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?

Pat Long

Thank you for the recipe! I’m going to add raspberries next time. This time I added a little ginger and cinnamon – forgot the nutmeg but it’s delicious!

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