Seger White Pepper Peach

Summer is not yet over (at least not here in the Midwest, where it’s supposed to hit 90 degrees for a couple of days). I firmly believe there’s still time to enjoy what’s left of the season. In particular, summer fruit — while rhubarb is a distant memory, we still have peaches. For now.

I’m currently staying with friends and as a result we’re all going through baskets at breakneck speed. I figured a pairing with pepper would add some sharpness, which you can dial back if you like. A variety of peppers increases the complexity, but you don’t need to use all four types — just aim to have about a teaspoon total.

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My favorite part is the tingling aftertaste.

Seger White Pepper Peach

2 cups milk

1 ½ cup cream

2/3 cup sugar

¼ teaspoon black pepper

¼ teaspoon white pepper

¼ teaspoon ground pink peppercorns

¼ teaspoon ground Szechuan peppercorns

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon vanilla

4 ripe peaches, sliced

 

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Signs of summer.

Place all ingredients except peaches in a medium pot and stir to combine. Heat over medium heat for ten minutes, then remove from heat and cover. When cool, place in a blender with peaches and blend until combined. Strain into a medium bowl (stirring will help push the liquid through more quickly). Chill for two hours, then freeze in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions.

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