OK, so there’s not actually any crisp topping in this recipe. But the stone fruits and cinnamon make it taste like a frozen version of that favorite summer dessert. If you’d like some crunch, simply sprinkle it with chopped walnuts.
- 1 cup frozen peach pieces
- ½ cup frozen pitted cherries
- ½ cup frozen pear pieces or frozen cubes of pear sauce
- ¼ plain yogurt
- 1 tablespoon heavy cream (optional)
- dash of cinnamon
- dash of ground ginger
- chopped walnut pieces (optional)
Put everything but the walnuts in a blender or food processor (see my previous post for thoughts on blenders) and turn to high power following your blender manufacturer’s instructions. Use the blender’s tamper to force the ingredients into the blades as it blends. If your blender doesn’t have a tamper, turn the power off every 15 seconds to prod the chunks toward the blades and the smooth stuff away with a wood or plastic spoon. Remove the spoon, put the lid back on and star the motor up again. Blend until smooth (30 seconds to a minute in a Vitamix), but don’t overblend or it will start to melt.
Scrape from the blender when it’s about the consistency of soft-serve. I use an ice cream scoop to make it pretty. If you want a firmer ice cream, stick your ice cream scoops in the freezer for a couple minutes before serving. Garnish with walnut pieces, if desired.