Summer is the perfect time for cool, creamy, and fruity peach ice cream! Our Dairy Free Roasted Peach Ice Cream is made with fresh seasonal peaches that are roasted to bring out their flavor. Our peach ice cream is so delicious, naturally sweetened, and made dairy free and gluten free. Makes about 3 to 3-1/2 cups of ice cream (about 7 servings of 1/2 cup each)Gluten free, dairy free, vegan; Free of: soy, eggs, tree nuts (except coconut), peanuts
2teaspoonsvodka* (optional, this helps the ice cream not to freeze too hard)
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Cut and quarter your peaches, then place them on the cookie sheet and bake them in the oven for 15 minutes. If your peaches are quite firm, they may need to roast for 20-25 minutes to soften them.
Allow the peaches to cool for about 10-15 minutes, then peel the skin off (it's easy if they are ripe!), and cut them into smaller pieces. You'll need 1-1/2 cups of chopped peaches for the ice cream.
Make sure the peaches are completely cooled before moving on to the next step.
In a blender, add 1-1/2 cups of roasted and chopped peaches, the coconut milk, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt.
Puree until smooth, then pour into your ice cream maker. Optionally you can chill this for 1-2 hours before churning to speed up the churning process. If you're using a freezer canister type like we have, turn on your ice cream maker before adding the peach mixture.
Churn until the ice cream is mostly frozen and is soft serve consistency. This can take about 20-30 minutes. It doesn't take as long if your ingredients are chilled ahead of time.
Towards the end of the churning (about the last 5-10 minutes), you can add the vodka if you're using it. If your churn doesn't mix it in well, you can mix it in by hand once it's done churning to make sure it is fully mixed in.
You can serve this soft out of the container, or scoop it into a freezer proof container and freeze completely.
Store in the freezer for up to 7 days, if it lasts that long!
*The vodka is entirely optional, but it helps to keep the ice cream from freezing too hard when you put it in the freezer. Add this towards the end of your churning (about the last 5 minutes) or it will prevent your ice cream from freezing up properly in the ice cream machine. The amount of vodka is small and won't contribute any taste or significant amounts of alcohol.