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Peach Agave Ice Cream

Fresh Homemade Peach Ice Cream with Homemade Waffle Cones

Dairy and refined sugar free...filled with fresh peaches from our tree...a delectable dessert. With an ice cream maker and a little creativity, it is amazing the concoctions available at our fingertips!

For my ice creams I have used a few different bases. This was made with cashew milk. Cashews provide a thick creamy base without altering the flavor. I also use coconut milk and almond milk. Cashews are such a soft nut they don't even require straining, if you don't mind a little bit of texture.

Fresh Peach Ice Cream

3 cups fresh peaches sliced
4 T fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 1/2 c agave nectar
2 cups cashews and enough water to make 4 cups milk
1 1/2 t pure vanilla extract

Combine the peaches, lemon juice and 1/2 c agave nectar. Allow to sit for 2-3 hours. Strain the berries, reserving the juices. Puree half the berries.

Combine cashews and water in a blender. Use enough water to make 4 cups of cashew milk. Process until smooth. Add 1 c agave, peach juice, puree and vanilla. Process in ice cream maker, until thickened. Add reserved berries just before the ice cream is finished.

More ice cream recipes and waffle cone recipe to come...free from refined sugars and dairy.

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