Recipe: Spiced Pear Ice Cream (no machine required!) – another idea for tasty sweet ice cream. Filled with a chilled, super juicy pear, this recipe would be a perfect dessert to cool down the heat of summer days!
The ice cream-making bug has hit me again. I thought I would be safe, now that the weather has turned from sweltering to pleasantly warm. Then I remembered that I’m one of those silly folks who crave frozen confections more in the colder months than in the warmer ones. And with all the warm spices and rich flavors of the approaching holidays popping up all over the place (how did we get here so fast?!), I couldn’t help but start to experiment.
My tiny kitchen instantly smelled of autumn, the sweet aromas that wafted through the air reminiscent of homemade pies made from scratch.
Naturally, I had to capture this feeling of all things comforting and sweet into an ice cream that can be enjoyed almost year-round, and the result was fantastic! It’s like having an apple or pear pie a la mode, only without the crust. I had intended to add some extra chopped pears for added texture, but I didn’t end up having enough to do so. Still, despite my preference for chunks of stuff in my ice cream, the smooth, creamy result of this version was quite fabulous.
In order to make the best tasting version of this ice cream, I do recommend using fresh, ripe pears. However, if you’re jonesin’ to make this on the off-season, or if you can’t find affordable pears, you can certainly use the jarred or canned variety. As always, I use nonfat milk in my ice cream and it still comes out very creamy, but if you’re a die-hard 2% or Vitamin D fan, feel free to use your favorite kind of milk. The end result will only be that much creamier. Now, let’s check out this super simple recipe!