Buttermilk Frozen Custard with Bourbon Roasted Peaches and Brown Sugar Walnuts






Buttermilk Frozen Custard with Bourbon Roasted Peaches and Brown Sugar Walnuts

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
6 large egg yolks
3 cups heavy cream or half-and-half
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided use
6 tablespoons brown sugar, divided use
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
1 cup coarsely chopped firm ripe peaches, peeled
1 tablespoon Bourbon whiskey

Directions:
Whisk together buttermilk and egg yolks in a large mixing bowl.
Whisk together cream and sugar, in a large saucepan, over medium heat, and bring mixture to a boil. Gradually whisk half of the hot cream into eggs, until well combined. Whisk egg mixture back into saucepan containing remaining cream. Heat mixture to 170 degrees F, whisking constantly, or until custard coats the back of a spoon.

Strain custard into a large mixing bowl, and whisk in vanilla.
Cool custard for 30 minutes; lightly cover and refrigerate overnight.

To make the brown sugar walnuts, melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet, over medium heat. Stir in 3 tablespoons brown sugar, salt and walnuts, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved, and walnuts are golden and fragrant. Pour into a small bowl and cool completely.

To make the bourbon roasted peaches, melt the additional 1 tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet, over medium heat. Stir in the additional 3 tablespoons brown sugar and stir until dissolved. Add peaches and Bourbon, and cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until tender and syrupy. Pour into a small bowl and cool completely.

Pour custard into ice cream maker and process according to manufacturer's directions. In the last 5 minutes of processing, add walnuts and peaches, and allow to finish churning. Pour into a freezer-proof container and freeze for 2 hours, or until ready to serve.

Yield: 8 servings

42 comments:

  1. I have a powerfully honed radar system that zeroes in on the word "custard" wherever it may be! This looks lovely and I can see it would work ever so well with a juicy fruit like a peach.
    Yum

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  2. Yummy Em!!! Another one one of your beautiful creations...the flavours are fantastic here! And I agree with peaches, they can be a bit "hit and miss"

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  3. You are just so good with combining flavors. This is another triumph!

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  4. All three combinations sound great.

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  5. Um, you had me at brown sugar walnuts!

    And, I hope you are recovering!

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  6. You had me at "bourbon" :)

    No, seriously, bourbon and peaches are one of my favorite combinations. And that buttermilk custard sounds fantastic -- tart and sweet to counter balance the caramelized pears & walnuts. MMM!

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  7. Frozen custard can cure many of life's ailments. It's like a superfood, I hear. The name of this alone makes me drool!

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  8. It all sounds fabulous but I am completely stuck on the peaches with bourbon.

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  9. Oh God. I want!!! Peaches are still a few weeks away up here. This gives me another reason to yearn for their arrival.

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  10. You little weirdo, I made buttermilk spice cake with bourbon-banana compote and hazelnuts on Saturday. I musta heard your vibes through the ethers. You vibed me!

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  11. i am in love. with you, with this recipe, with peaches.

    one more week, and our peach tree will rain baskets and baskets of ripe fruit on us. this recipe is on The List.

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  12. Caked Crusader- Yes, I could drink custard by the glass. That's why I love eggnog so much.

    Thanks, Peter.

    Thanks, Nina.

    Thanks, Ivy.

    Brittany- I'm better except for the huge bruises on my legs.

    Lo- Yep, that's what I was thinking!

    Sharon- Me too!

    Lori Lynn- Yes, I think I could just eat those.

    Brittany- Oh! That makes me sad. I guess August is more like peach season for everyone.

    Heather- I am a weirdo, I'll be honest. :)

    Michelle- I'm in love with you too...only if I can have some of your peaches.

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  13. Yeah what's the trick with finding a sweet peach? I find plums, watermelon, and melon are all about just being a lucky picker. Never judge a book by it's cover right :)

    Anyways, great job with the drunken peach brown walnut goodness you have there. Put that on an ice cream cone :)

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  14. Yowza! I'd love to have a scoop or 7 or that frozen custard! It sounds so decadent!

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  15. yep--frozen custard'll cure what ails ya, that's for sure. brown sugar walnuts couldn't hurt either. go easy on the bourbon though. :)

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  16. There are people that go to culinary schools that will never have your sensibility creating balanced desserts. Here's another one...

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  17. Oh my gosh . . . this sounds AMAZING! I have GOT to make this! Thanks for sharing - you rock!

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  18. Oh you're killing me now. I love buttermilk custard and now you've really done it by churning it into frozen custard. Yum!

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  19. This is such a great combination of ingredients. I love the bourbon flavored peaches. Liquor + peaches always make something memorable.

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  20. That sounds wonderful, Em. A perfect treat in this heat.

    We had loads of peaches on our peach tree but the birds have been at them. I don't think there will be many left for us. (sniff)

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  21. Wowie Zowie,

    I LOVE Frozen Custard!!! Isn't it basically vanilla ice cream made with a custard base? By any name, I want some now...

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  22. That recipe is GENIUS!! Looks divine.

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  23. This sounds really good! What a great way to use some fresh peaches.

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  24. Crazy yummy recipe, Em. Peaches used to be my favorite fruit, but it's so rare to get one now that really makes you sit up and take note.
    Lovely combination of flavors, though.

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  25. What an intriguing combination of flavours. It looks amazing.

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  26. You are a wonder in the kitchen. Do you know that?!

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  27. Sounds delicious!!! I know what you mean about finding good peaches. It's really hit or miss.

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  28. Oh, that looks amazing. I'm drooling over the name alone. I have never tried roasted peaches, but I know I would be asking for seconds of this delicious dessert, Emiline!

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  29. ooooh i do not think there is any flavor combination i love more than bourbon and peaches. just the title made me giddy.

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  30. That dessert looks pretty intense, I know custards are much creamier than plain old ice cream, and yours definitely looks it! Nice additions, too...I like how the peaches and brown sugar walnuts add a bit of warmth to a refreshing, cool summer dessert :D.

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  31. Funny - that custard is one of the sweet things that I've seen lately that I think I would actually eat and enjoy right now, but I can't - darn pregnancy! :)

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  32. This looks perfect Emiline! What a nice little dessert, wish I had some for lunch. Love the recipe!

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  33. Once again, Emiline, your food photography is to-die-for! You have showcased you culinary art so beautiful that it "sings".

    Cindy

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  34. Hi Em, sorry I have not been around much. Hope you are well and enjoying the summer.

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  35. Cool. I would never have thought of making ice cream with buttermilk. The flavors sound so good. Peaches and brown sugar walnut, I'm in...

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  36. Wow, holy deliciousness! The color of the frozen custard is very appetizing, and I bet those walnuts would be great with granola and oatmeal.

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  37. What a great combo of flavors! I always love seeing what recipes you will come up with!

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  38. Leaving a comment after you already have 39 is a little intimidating. Haha.
    I love the idea of the bourbon roasted peaches though-it's so lovely and gourmet. :)

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  39. Now that is just pure awewsomeness Em! I love it to death! Custard is just the best!

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