This weekend I celebrated a very important date: Jack’s Gotcha Day! If you are new to the blog, Jack is my 10-year old Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. I rescued this older boy last year and my life was never the same It has been a very interesting year as a dog owner and dealing with dog issues I never had before has caused some excitement at times. And while I lost my girl Rummer five months ago, I am so thankful that this boy was here to give me the type of comfort only a dog could give: the comfort of just being there snuggling with his mommy when she cried. I love my sweet, sweet boy to the moon and back (especially that beard hair that is always out of control).
A little thing many do not know is that I drove all the way from Kansas to the state line between Georgia and Tennessee to pick this boy. Did I mention that I had made that trek from NC three months before? But one look at his photos and I was a goner. The drive just seemed minor. To celebrate this milestone (and the drive) I wanted to make something the reflected that entire little journey through the oh so beautiful South. After much thinking I decided on ice cream since it was in the summer and truly what is more Southern that bourbon and peaches?
Now ice cream is one of those foods that I have to be in the mood to eat. I also do not like leaving ice cream sitting in the freezer for months. Instead I buy the Ben & Jerry’s small pints when I get a craving. But lately I have been craving ice cream in a different manner: I want to learn how to make it at home. Unfortunately I do not want to spend on an ice cream machine because I would rarely use it. But do you know the best thing about ice cream lately? The NO-CHURN method. And this my friend is what I am sharing with you today.
Most no-churn ice creams have the similar base: condensed milk (or coconut milk) and heavy cream. No, this is not a low-fat ice cream but it is a perfect addition to your “wow them” repertoire when you want something special. And trust me– this is. The great thing about this base is that it is creamy and basically you can add any flavorings to make it tasty.
Because this was a celebration I wanted to make it a little boozy for my friends that came over on Friday and I used a liquor that I’ve had in the cabinet since the winter: Jack Daniel’s Winter Jack Tennessee Cider.
This Tennessee Cider is a blend of apple cider liqueur, Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey and holiday spices. This is perfect served warm in the winter when it is cold outside and the snow is falling. But when it is at room temperature, I find the flavor really light and delicate. Goes down really smooth. And that delicate bouquet is what makes it such a great complement to peaches which have an almost floral flavor. Oh yes, momma! Talk about delicious Southern flavors in a deliciously frozen bowl.
As I mentioned, this is a NO-CHURN ice cream and it is easier to make than I thought it would. Watch out! I am dangerous now! Once you get the base right the possibilities are endless. Now, a warning: this will not be about self-gratification right after you make it. It will take about 6-7 hours in the freezer to be set firm but that is what you get with a no-churn. Still I loved the anticipation. And I was not let down. Interested in giving it a try? Below is the recipe. I hope you enjoy it if you make it because I sure did! It was the perfect way to bask in the memories of getting my sweet boy. Happy Gotcha Day, Jack!!!
1 can (14 oz.) condensed milk 1 tsp crushed vanilla bean 1 tsp vanilla extract pinch of salt 2 1/3 cups heavy cream, very cold 4 tbsp Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Cider 1/2 to 1 cup peaches, chopped Try out ourCider Peach Ice Cream with Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey Recipe and post your results below in the comments…
How to make Cider Peach Ice Cream with Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey
1 can (14 oz.) condensed milk
1 tsp crushed vanilla bean
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt
2 1/3 cups heavy cream, very cold
4 tbsp Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Cider
1/2 to 1 cup peaches, chopped
Try out ourCider Peach Ice Cream with Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey Recipe and post your results below in the comments…