Friday, July 11, 2014

Ice Cream Social: Grilled Peach & Porter Ice Cream | Life Food & Beer


Not ALL of my blogging friends live hundreds of miles away from me. Sloane from Life Food and Beer happens to live right around the corner! {Not that we get to see each other as often as we'd like with life and all, but still.} 

When Sloane first contacted me a while back and let me know she was local, I was so happy to hear from her! Blogging can get a little lonely when you only chat via comment box and tweets. We met up and hit it off, roadtripping to Food Blog Forum in Orlando together, and I'm glad to now call her a friend.

Sloane's blog started out a lot like mine -- as a place to journal and keep recipes. Now, she's shifted her focus to the intoxicating world of cooking with beer! She and her husband, Huck, are big brewing enthusiasts and I love expanding my hoppy horizons by watching and learning through what they brew and drink. Most of Sloane's recipes include some form of beer: Banana Nut Bars with Brown Butter Glaze & Brown Ale and Beer Mac & Cheese with Bacon and Broccoli, just to name a few. Today, she's sharing an ice cream recipe to fit right in to her niche... follow Sloane to see how else she incorporates beer into her cooking!


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Hello everyone! I'm Sloane from Life Food and Beer. In 2011, my husband and I moved to South Florida. LF&B started as a way to share our adventures and my recipes with family and friends in Georgia. My blog has come a long way since then. Now, all the recipes I share are made with craft beer. It's my little way of contributing to the craft beer community I love so much.

I found Dianna's blog through an online blog community shortly after moving to Florida. When I realized she lived in Jupiter, I knew we had to be friends. I actually think that's what my first email said, "I'm a blogger in Jupiter, too. Want to be BFFs?" We met for coffee and donuts a few days later, and we've been friends ever since. We don’t see each other that often, considering she only lives a mile away, but we're constantly going back and forth through email and text messages about blog stuff. It's really nice having someone to talk to about blogging even if she is a Gator fan!

When she asked me to be a a part of her Ice Cream Social, there was only one answer. Of course! That answer was followed up with, "Can I borrow your ice cream maker?" :) Again, it's so nice having a blogging buddy a block away!

It took me a few days to figure out what kind of ice cream I wanted to make. I had so many ideas and an awesome ice cream maker I was excited to experiment with. It wasn't until I saw a sign for Georgia Peaches that I knew what to make. Besides, The Kitchen Prep needs a little more Georgia influence. If only this recipe was black and red!


For the beer, I used a local favorite. If you've follow me on social media, you know I'm a huge fan of Tequesta Brewing Company. My original plan was to use a fruity, lighter, beer for this recipe, but after some persuasion from one of the brewers, I went with their Baltic Porter.


I wasn't sure how the porter would pair with the peaches. Three batches later I had the perfect combination of the two, and a freezer full of Ice Cream! As I’m sure most of you can’t get TBC’s Baltic Porter, I recommend looking for a sweet porter or stout for this recipe.


I didn't peel the peaches either. I'm way too impatient for that kind of stuff, and I believe the peel added extra texture. Make sure you're using ripe, sweet, peaches for this recipe. You want them to be just firm enough to hold up during grilling.


I hope you guys enjoy this recipe as much as I did. Thanks Dianna for asking me to be a part of
the fun!

Grilled Peach and Porter Ice Cream
Adapted from Bless This Mess Fresh Peach Ice Cream

{Reminder: since the beer isn’t cooked, there is alcohol in this recipe. Great for the adults; not so great for children}

3-4 Medium Peaches- Pitted and Cut into thick slices
Cooking Spray (Optional)
1⁄2 Cup 2% Milk
1 Cup Heavy Cream
1 Cup Porter or Stout
1 Tbsp. Vanilla
1 Cup Sugar
Pinch of Salt

1. Preheat the grill or grill pan over medium heat. Lightly spray the grill or peaches with cooking spray
to prevent from sticking, if desired.

2. Place peaches flesh side down and cooking until peaches start
to brown. Flip.

3. Once peaches have nice grill marks on both sides, place half of the peaches in a food processer and blend until smooth. You can add some of the milk to help thin out the mixture if needed.

4. Dice the additional peaches into small pieces. Place in a bowl, in the refrigerator to cool.

5. Add the blended peaches to the refrigerator and cool for 30 minutes.

6. While the peaches are cooking, whisk together the Milk, Heavy Cream, Beer, Vanilla, Sugar, and Salt.
Once the sugar is dissolved, place in the refrigerator until the peach mixture is ready.

7. Combine the Beer mixture with the pureed Peaches and add to an ice cream maker. (For the ice
cream maker I was using, it took about 20 minutes for the mixture to be a soft serve consistency.)

8. Add the diced up peaches half way through the process.

Enjoy right away or freeze to enjoy later.

4 comments:

Shaina Wizov said...

Of course Sloan would make ice cream with beer!! :) Sounds yummyyyyy

Allie BakingAMoment said...

What a fun recipe! I'm so intrigued by the idea of peaches and porter- definitely pinning!

Alice // Hip Foodie Mom said...

I LOVE grilled peaches with ice cream. . actually posting something on sunday. . I love this and can't wait to try!!

Sloane @ Life Food and Beer said...

Thank you for sharing my recipe Dianna! After the Little Kitchen Prep is born, I'll make it for you :)

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