Here’s a great way to use up all that over-ripened fruit: Ice cream! Simply cut up the fruit and put it in the freezer. Once frozen, add it with a little cream, sugar and vanilla to a food processor, and voila! An instant ice cream treat your whole family will enjoy.
And the beauty of freezing fruit is it’s available to use anytime you have a hankering for a frozen sweet treat. Alternatively – throw some in your morning smoothie, add some to your child’s yogurt, or make a fruit syrup to serve with pancakes or waffles.
Instant Fruit Ice Cream
1-2 cups fresh seasonal fruit (such as apricots, cherries, peaches or strawberries), cut into small chunks.
1/4+ cup sugar (or other sweetener of choice, to taste)
2/3 cup heavy cream (or half and half, milk, or yogurt)
1 tsp. of vanilla
Place the fruit chunks in the freezer. Once frozen, place in a food processor or blender. Add the sugar, cream and vanilla. Process or blend until smooth, or to the desired consistency (and sweetness). Serve immediately; it’s best fresh. Leftovers may be stored in the freezer, but should be thawed slightly before serving again.