During my stint as Desserts Editor at Bellaonline we played the dessert name game in the forum. There was a popular game a while back where you took the name of your first pet and added it to the name of the street where you live and that would be your stage name (That’s my polite way of putting it). Here’s a new take on it. The abundance of summer fruits will soon fade away, but we can hold on to them a little longer; peaches in particular.
Peaches are an all around summer favorite, good in pies, cobblers or just eaten plain. For the game use Peaches as the first name and the street where you live as the last, to come up with a yummy dessert. With the dog days of August upon us I‘ve come up with a no bake recipe. If peaches don’t thrill you substitute any summer fruit.
When I started blogging I made a vow to be totally honest about what I thought of every recipe that I shared here so I’m not going to stop now. When I took this pie out of the freezer and dressed it up with the streusel topping and raspberry sauce I thought it looked great. I snapped pictures as usual and then came time for the individual slice shot. That went well also. Then it was time to taste it. Oh-my-gosh I hated it!!! The taste was good; it was the frozen little chunks of peaches that threw me off.
There was no way I was going to toss this so the thinking cap went on……..
Aha! I decided to make a milkshake out of it. I took two slices and ¼ cup of soy vanilla milk and gave it a good whirl in the food processor and it was awesome. It still had a few itsy bitsy pieces of peaches which gave it texture, along with the graham cracker crumbs and the streusel. So much better than in pie form. I poured it in a small brandy sniffer, added a striped straw and a tiny red tasting spoon. Great Save!
One more thing, even if you don’t make an actual treat play the game and let me know in the comment section what the name of your dessert would be. Remember use Peaches as the first name and the street where you live now or even the street you grew up on as the last name. Game on!!!!
- 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
- 3 TBS butter, melted
- 2 ½ cups sliced fresh or frozen peaches, chopped
- ¼ cup dark brown sugar
- 1 TBS lemon juice
- ½ tsp almond extract (use this rather than vanilla it makes a huge taste difference)
- 2 cups softened vanilla ice-cream
- Streusel Topping (optional)
- Raspberry Sauce (optional)
- Mix the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter in a small bowl until the butter is incorporated. Spread the crumb mixture in the bottom and up the sides of a 9 inch pie dish or pan.
- In a food processor fitted with the knife blade add peaches and next 3 ingredients.
- Process for a minute, making sure to stop at least once to scrape down the sides.
- Pour peach mixture into a large bowl and gently fold in the ice-cream.
- Pour over crust.
- Cover and freeze about eight hours.
- Let it sit at room temperature for at least 15 minutes before serving.
- Garnish with streusel and raspberry sauce if desired.
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