Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Ice cream- Brandied Cranberry and Peach

Are you up for another Fantastical Food Fight?  

You are?  That's great.

Because this is a fun one.
A little fattening, but a totally delicious one.
Peach Ice Cream

The theme for the Fantastical Food Fight is ICE CREAM this month, which is good, cause it's July and in many parts of the country it's been hotter than ____.  Although in my little part of the world, it's kinda monsoon season combined with sweat lodge/sauna and hurricanes.

Which is totally miserable!

I've been wanting to play making my own ice cream, without a churn.  So I did what anyone would do, I googled and googled and googled. 

I remember hearing about using sweetened condensed milk in ice cream years ago, and I found several sites that shared how to make ice cream using 2-3 ingredients.
This site, The Kitchn was one of them.  I also looked here and here.

Armed with that knowledge, some heavy whipping cream, a can of sweetened condensed milk, I let my inner child out to play.
Some of the flavorings or mix-ins or add ins or whatever you want to call them.
Dried Cranberries soaking in Brandy.  BTW, you can drink the brandy afterwards and it tastes like Cherry Brandy. 
I have an idea, sorry got excited there. 
Cranberries soaking in Brandy for Brandied Cranberry Ice Cream
 Chunky pieces of canned peaches, mixed in with the sweetened condensed milk.
Peaches for Peach Ice Cream
 Folding the whipped cream into the peaches and cream.
Peach Ice Cream

I've been wanting to recreate a rum soaked raisin ice cream I had many years ago, and this was the perfect vehicle.  But the bottle of rum I knew I had was gone, and I'm the guilty one. I use it to make my home made vanilla extract.  So I soaked some raisins in some Cassis liqueur but it didn't work well.  I mean, they were ok, but kinda meh.  Although the raisins were delicious, but tasted mostly raisiny.

Then I got the AHA!!! moment and soaked some dried cranberries in brandy and that, well, all I can say is, I'm making more.
Brandied Cranberry Ice Cream
and another shot, cause you know I had to.
Brandied Cranberry Ice Cream

I did also make some peach ice cream.  I'm just wondering if I need to call it Peaches and Cream Ice Cream? 
Peach Ice Cream

Not everyone likes boozy ice cream ya know.

3 ingredient No Churn Ice Cream

Yield: 4 servings
prep time: 5 Mcook time: 6 hourtotal time: 6 H & 5 M
This is a perfect vehicle for all kinds of add ins to make your favorite ice cream.


  • 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  •  1 tsp. Flavored extracts
  • Mix ins-
  • 1 can drained peaches, chopped ( or any fruit)
  • or
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries soaked in 1/2 cup Brandy
  • or
  • 1/2 cup raisins soaked in 1/2 cup Dark Rum



  1. Whip the heavy whipping cream until stiff.  
  2. If using fruit or other mix-ins, stir them into the sweetened condensed milk.  
  3. Fold the whipped cream into the milk/ fruit mixture.  Place a piece of wax paper or plastic wrap against the surface of the cream mixture and place in freezer for a minimum of 6 hours.  
  4. Take out and scoop and enjoy your fresh home made ice-cream. 
NOTE:  You can make this a plain Vanilla Ice Cream by omitting the add ins.   If using heavier ingredients as the mix in, freeze half the recipe, add the fruit or chocolate or?, then pour the remainder of the ice cream mix on top and let freeze. 
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Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.


  1. Replies
    1. Both kinds were good. And I'll be doing a repeat, just as soon as the scale tells me it's safe to do so.

  2. No churn ice cream is a revelation, isn't it?

    1. It is, but it reminds me of the kind my mom used to make, and I never knew how she did it, but it was always good. My scale may never forgive me.

  3. Another boozy ice cream to share with adults on a hot summer day. Thanks

    1. Yup, funny part, it doesn't even taste that boozy, at least I didn't think so. But it was good, and now it's gone.

  4. No churn recipes are so much fun because there is so much you can do with them! I would love to try peaches and cream ice cream. I never really ate peaches when I was younger but it's definitely one of my favorite fruits now as an adult.

    1. I even got a thumbs up on this one from the resident peach ice cream lover, which is a big deal. I used canned here, but I think it would be great with fresh as well.

  5. I would surely go for that peach one, since I am neither a cranberry nor a raisin fan and no drinks too... :) But that peach one does pique me a lot... That would have tasted really amazing!

    1. Best part of making your own ice cream is that you can make it to your taste. The Peach one was amazing, but the next time I make it, I'll be adding more peaches.

  6. Wish I could get that ice cream bowl, it looks too tempting!


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