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

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  • Place soaked almonds and water in vitamix
  • Blend on highest setting until smooth, about 1 minute, add a bit more water if blending is a challenge
  • Remove almond mixture from Vitamix and strain through a strainer bag, discarding solids
  • Place almond mixture in rinsed out Vitamix container, blend in peaches and dates on highest setting until smooth
  • Blend in stevia, vanilla and lemon juice
  • Place mixture in ice cream maker and process according to instructions
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
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I hope you all enjoy this quick and easy, healthy frozen dessert recipe. I love that it meets the needs of of people on gluten-free and dairy-free diets. If you’re wondering how to make ice cream without an ice cream maker, see my quick and easy 2-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream recipe.

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


35 responses to “Peach Almond Ice Cream”

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

    • 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!!!!

      • 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!

  8. 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!

    • How many cups of frozen peaches did that turn out to be? I think I’d like to try this too, but it’s a long way from peach season…

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