Peach Soft Serve in the Ninja Blender
Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the Ninja Pulse, so, I thought I’d do a new recipe in the Pulse, as I sometimes do, to show that it’s highly capable, even in the shadow of its big brother, the Ninja Mega Kitchen System. The Mega gets all the limelight and fame, but for many people, the Pulse is plenty, and, as I always point out, it is more powerful than most standard blenders and stores in very small spaces. So, why not give it the spotlight it deserves?
On tap for this little demonstration: Peach Soft Serve.
It’s peach season, and you can pick up a big box of juicy peaches at Trader Joe’s (if you have one) for about $4.99 right now. A steal! So, in the spirit of summer, I picked up a box, peeled and froze a couple, and turned them into soft serve, inspired by this recipe posted in my comments section by Paul.
Now, the thing about peaches is that when they’re in season, they’re delicious. Out of season, eh, not so much. I have found that even frozen peaches are not so great out of season. So, here’s a suggestion, if you’re the plan-ahead type: Buy up a bunch of peaches right now while they’re cheap and sweet, and put in the work to freeze them in season so you can have them year round. You’ll be glad you did.
Here’s another suggestion: Make this soft serve. You’ll be glad you did.
Ninja Blender Peach Soft Serve
Note before we begin: Need to know how to easily and effectively peel a peach? Go here and find out about blanching. You don’t need to totally remove the skin for this recipe, but mostly peeled would be good. A little peach skin here and there is a little more “homestyle” so I didn’t worry too much about making them perfect in mine. I just got most of the peach peeled and called it good – do what you like.
Recommended Ninja Jar:
- Ninja Pulse: 40 ounce jar with standard blade
- Ninja Kitchen System: 72 ounce jar with standard blade
- Ninja Mega Kitchen System: 72 ounce jar with standard blade
- Ninja Professional Blender: 72 ounce jar with standard blade
Makes: 3 servings
- 2 large peaches, peeled, chopped, and frozen (about 2.5 cups)
- 8 ounces full fat coconut milk (I use this one – it is so good and in small boxes – no worry of BPA from a can), or, whole milk, or heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- Sweetener of choice to taste (make first, then sweeten); Recommend no more than 3 teaspoons of pure maple syrup, honey, or 10-12 drops liquid Stevia
- Add all ingredients to the jar of your Ninja Blender
- Pulse 5-7 times to combine; You may have to push some peaches down and pulse a bit more if they are not incorporated at this point
- Steady state blend on “2” (hold down lid in the Ninja Pulse) until a soft serve consistency is reached
- Taste, and determine if sweetener is needed. If your peaches are in season and ripe, you may not need sweetener at all
- If needed, add desired sweetener and pulse 3-4 times to combine
- Serve immediately, or, freeze for 2-3 hours for a harder ice-cream consistency (I don’t recommend storing this longer than 1-2 days in the freezer, as it will crystalize)
For no added sweetener made with the coconut milk option.