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Peach Almond Ice Cream

gluten free vegan fruit sweetened peach almond ice cream

Peaches are in high season here in Colorado and we are making the most of it.  This week I made a gluten free (of course), fruit sweetened, dairy free, vegan Peach Almond Ice Cream.

To increase the peach factor, I diced up more fresh peaches and mooshed them into the ice cream after it came out of the ice cream maker.

This is another recipe that is a bit more complicated than most, however, I found it to be well worth the effort.  As I ate this Peach Almond Ice Cream, I was pleasantly surprised that so few (and such healthy) ingredients, could taste so good.

Peach Almond Ice Cream


  • 1 cup almonds, soaked overnight, discard soaking water
  • 1 cup water
  • 3-4 peaches
  • 5 dates
  • 4 drops stevia
  • 4 drops vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  1. Place soaked almonds and water in vitamix
  2. Blend on highest setting until smooth, about 1 minute, add a bit more water if blending is a challenge
  3. Remove almond mixture from Vitamix and strain through a fine mesh paint strainer bag, discarding solids
  4. Place almond mixture in rinsed out Vitamix container, blend in peaches and dates on highest setting until smooth
  5. Blend in stevia, vanilla and lemon juice
  6. Place mixture in ice cream maker and process according to instructions

I decided to pair peaches with almonds since agriculturally speaking they are close cousins and have somewhat similar as well as complementary flavors.

I am busy having a lot of fun doing interviews and planning signings for my book, The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook, which is now out!

I just finished up a radio interview with the lovely Niki Guluchi of Page 2 Pantry, you can listen to the program below:

Elana Amsterdam on Page2Pantry with Niki Guluchi

Last Friday, i announced the giveaway of my book and the winner of that Friday Freebie is Kandy.

posted on July 31, 2009, 35 comments

  1. Cooking With Dia @ cookingwithdia.com

    Great ice cream recipe. I love experimenting with vegan ice creams, and this one sounds great

  2. I would never have thought about peaches and almonds would be a good pair!

  3. Cheryl @ gfgoodness.com

    I just wanted to say I just received your book and LOVE it. I think you should make sure to let blog readers know that it isn’t just blog recipes in book form as I expected. Instead, there are a bunch of new recipes!!!

  4. Alchemille @ alchemille.etsy.com

    This looks delicious!
    How sweet would you say this ice cream is (I’m trying to determine if I should use less dates)?

  5. Karen

    This sounds delicious. I don’t think it will work for those of us without a vitamix though. I can’t seem to ever get nuts to grind fine enough with either the blender or food processor. Too bad, sounds and looks delicious….

  6. Mia

    Oh drool! This looks so delectable and especially with 100 degree California weather!

  7. Rebecca

    Wow that looks great! Thanks for adding an almond ice cream because my son is allergic to coconut.

  8. delicious! we’ll definitely try this one, and I’ll use the almond pulp in bread rather than discarding it. x x x

  9. Jen @ MaplenCornbread @ maplencornbread.blogspot.com

    What a fabulous and unique recipe!! Looks so good!

  10. Brooke

    Elana, I owe you a world of thanks! Not only have you given my family many wonderful recipes to combat our gluten sensitivity and my daughter’s neurological disorder, you have introduced me to the world of “blogging”. Who knew there were so many beautiful and informative blogs out there??? I found you first last September when I “Googled” gluten free cupcakes. Since then, we’ve been baking your way. I received my cookbook yesterday. You’ve created a cookbook that we will treasure. Today, we are going to try the ice cream. I can never resist peaches during peach season.

  11. Gil

    Hi. Found this recipe by Googling and have now permanently bookmarked your fantastic site. I don’t have any dietary restrictions but have lots of friends who do, so your site is a wealth of information.

    I will be trying this recipe and was wondering what would be a suitable substitute for the paint strainer bag. Would a chinois be fine enough? How about cheese cloth?

  12. Sarah Schatz - menu planners for people with limited diets @ heartofcooking.com

    HI Elana,
    I didn’t know you could make ice cream from almonds!
    This looks so delicious and I love that you blended the peaches into the cream.
    As of yet I don’t have an ice cream maker. But when I get one, I’ll be sure to try it. Thanks so much,

  13. Demi in Charlotte, NC

    I’ve been on a peach kick lately so I’m looking forward to trying this. I wanted to say again “Thank you” for sharing your wonderful recipes. I shared your site with my Homeopathic physician who instantly became a fan! I still can’t believe food can taste this good and still be healthy! Cooking and baking has taken on a whole new meaning! By the way, your cook book is wonderful! It just came today!

  14. gfe-gluten free easily @ glutenfreeeasily.com

    Another delectable dish! Looks scrumptious truly. I listened to the interview and I thought you did an incredible job, Elana. :-)

    Congrats to Kandy! I have not gotten your book yet, but I have BD gifts I haven’t picked up from friends and family yet due to our motorcycle trip so I’m hoping there will be Amazon and Border’s gift cards in that group–there usually are. :-)

    Thanks to Amy for reminding us that the food processor can help us out in lieu of a Vitamix. I know my poor overworked blender has reached its max potential just in doing green smoothies.


  15. Sandra Gillett @ Aunt-Sandy.blogspot.com

    I love your recipes. Love your website. Love the word “mooshed”. Thank you so much.

  16. We’re following the GAPS diet but I was able to adapt your inspiration and tonight made a GAPS-friendly version of this ice-cream with honey instead of stevia and it was divine! Thanks :)

  17. rebecca

    I want to try this with strawberries. Mmmmmm……

  18. Claire

    Can you use a vanilla bean in place of the extract and how much would you use?

  19. Traci

    Love your site!

    Ordered your book immediately!

    Made this ice cream today (my first time making almond milk too!)

    It came out quite a bit runny, wouldn’t set up.

    So I will try to freeze it as well.

    Thanks so much for your blog and info!!! Can’t wait to get the book!

  20. liz

    I just made peach ice cream tonight and thought you would like to hear the recipe, I just made it on a whim and it turned out amazing!
    1 bag frozen peaches
    1 avacado
    4 Tbs agave
    2 Tbs lime juice

    I just blended everything in my cuisinart food processor. I want to try your recipe too :)

  21. Elizabeth

    I used frozen peaches because I wanted to try this and they’re not in season, and it worked great! And the almonds still made milk in my magic bullet. Yay! Thank you Elana!

  22. Virginia Montijo

    I made this ice cream and my son did not believe that it would turn into ice cream once it was in the ice cream machine, it turned into ice cream and it was absolutely delicious.

    • Nicole

      Hi. I read you made the peach ice cream. Does Elana really mean 3-5 individual peaches or cups? If individual…is that enough peaches??? I wanted to ask someone before i made it. If you could kindly let me know your feelings i would appreciate it.
      Thanks so much!!!!

      • Emily

        I used fresh 4 fresh peaches and my blender and cheesecloth, and the results were pretty good. It’s not quite as smooth as traditional ice cream but still has a great flavor. I also substituted the stevia for honey as well (couldn’t find liquid stevia.)

        Thanks Elana! My family doesn’t have any food allergies–some friends do, so your recipes are terrific. Either way, if your recipes make an “indulgence” a little healthier and tastes good, then food allergies or not, imo, this is a great way to go. Thanks again!

  23. Amy

    I’m making this for Father’s Day dinner. Halfway through I realize that stevia is to be added (step 5), but it’s not in the recipe ingredients list! Yikes! I guess I’ll have to wing it.

  24. Nicole

    Hi. Also what is considered a drop of stevia. Is it one little drop or one whole eye dropper. Sorry I have never used stevia. Please let me know. Thank YOU.

  25. Hannah

    Hey Elana, would this work if you were to use unsweetened almond milk instead of the almonds/water? And if so, how much would you suggest using?

    Thank you!

  26. Elana

    Just made this yesterday, doubled it exactly, using 8 peaches – I absolutely did not need to put in the stevia. Anyone who does not have time to soak the almonds should just use 3/4 cup non sweetened almond milk for a single recipe, my doubled soaked almonds squeezed came to about 1.5 cups. DELICIOUS! DELICIOUS! DELICIOUS!

  27. Leta

    Can you substitute Almond Milk?

  28. I have been reading your blog and trying out the recipes for a while, they always turn out delicious! Thank you for sharing! I love peaches and your ice cream recipe is next on my to do list^_^
    All the best! <3

  29. Sharon

    Hi your recipe sounds great and I was wondering how much this recipe yields as I have an ice cream maker that yields 1.5 ltr, so I need to know this before I start making up the ingredients

    I am going to try this but substitute it with Macadamia nuts and mango so lets hope it works.

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