“I really love your peaches…”
For Memorial Day, Vore and I headed down to Florida to catch up with his family and squeeze in some beach time. It was relaxing and perfect, which made the drive home yesterday a little anti-climactic.
About an hour from Birmingham, Vore suggested a bathroom break. There was one thing on my mind: nearby Peach Park! This Chilton County, AL favorite is easy to locate–it’s right under a peach shaped water tower. Vore was easily convinced.
While I browsed fresh picked produce, Vore disappeared, surfacing with waffle cones loaded down with peach ice cream. I’m not one for fruit flavored desserts, but this was over the top. So good!
I left with a basket of fresh Chilton County peaches and a mission: make a healthier version of that delicious treat. This afternoon, I tinkered and magic happened. Enjoy!
“Shake Your Tree” Peach Frozen Yogurt
3 cups finely chopped peaches (with skin), divided
2 cups 2% Greek yogurt
1 cup 2% milk
1/4 cup honey
1/4-1/2 teaspoon liquid vanilla stevia*
1 teaspoon vanilla
Add two cups of the peaches to a high speed blender or food processor. Blend the heck out of it until you have a fine puree.
Add in the yogurt, milk, honey and stevia. Blend away!
Transfer the mixture to your ice cream maker, following the manufacturer’s directions. Add the remaining peach bits in the last 10 minutes of churning.
You can allow the mixture to firm up a bit in the freezer or serve right away. I topped my yogurt with chopped walnuts and ate every bite!
*The amount of liquid stevia you need will depend on the ripeness of your peaches and how sweet you like your treats. Add 1/4 teaspoon, give it a taste and then adjust as necessary.