Frozen Peaches and Cream
You’re going to love this frozen peaches and cream dessert. It blew our minds when we first discovered it and have been obsessed ever since. Just learn how to freeze fresh peaches and you’re set. It’s too easy to not try when you have some peaches.
Can you freeze fresh whole peaches?
Yes, and why not? Freezing chopped fruit is a standard practice. From frozen berries to stone fruit and to pineapple, this method of preserving fruit is everywhere. But freezing a whole peach might not seem practical because biting or cutting a whole peach would be difficult. Now grating a frozen peach is very possible and the texture that you get from it is fantastic. You grate the peach as if you were to grate a block of cheese. It’s like shaved peach strands that are cool, fluffy and delicious. Basically like shaved ice, but way tastier! You don’t even have to peel the peaches. The peel adds a sprinkle of color to the treat and doesn’t affect the texture.
Video: Frozen Peaches and Cream Recipe
How to Freeze Whole Peaches?
It’s pretty obvious and might not even warrant a discussion. But we’ve had folks ask us this so here’s the one and only way to do it: Wash the outside of your whole peaches, then place them in the freezer. Give them about 8 hours to freeze completely solid through to the seed. Then you’re ready to go for grating!
When to use shaved or grated frozen peaches?
In this shaved frozen peaches and cream recipe, we use it as a dessert with a cream base. But the possibilities are endless for using grated frozen peaches:
- Breakfast yogurt: Grate it on top of yogurt and it’s fantastic! Make a frozen peach yogurt parfait. YUM.
- Ice cream: this is a great topping for ice cream.
- Add the shaved peaches on top of other fresh fruit. The texture of the shaved peaches is great.
- On top of drinks. How cool would it be to shave some peach flurries on top of a cocktail? Very cool.
Best tool for shaving or grating whole frozen fruit?
A microplane is great because it gives a very fluffy light texture when the fruit is shaved. The shaved fruit will be very fine and because the grates on the microplane are fine, you’ll be able to grate faster. But if you like more of the fruit texture and flavor, a regular cheese grater will work. The more fine the grater, the lighter and fluffier the peach shavings will be. It will give a great flavor to your frozen peaches and cream. For a super fine grate use the zester, for a larger but still fluffy grate, the ribbon grater is very nice.
Frozen Shaved Peaches & Cream
- 1 fresh whole peach , fully frozen
- 1/2 cup whipped cream , or cool whip
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt , or flavor of choice
- 2 Tablespoons chopped roasted nuts , optional
- 1 Tablespoon honey , maple syrup, caramel sauce, or other preferred drizzle
- Wash and pat dry peach. Place in freezer for at least 8 hours.
- In bowl combine whipped cream and plain yogurt. You can mix any ratio of the cream and yogurt that you like.
- Using a fine grater or microplane, grate the frozen peach on top of the cream mix. Grate as much as you like.
- Top with nuts, honey or whatever you like. Eat immediately before the shaved peach melts (although it is still delicious after it softens too).
Nutrition Information per Serving
Peaches and Cream Base Options
There’s different options for the cream part of this dessert. It just depends on how healthy you want to make it.
- Use all yogurt as the base (plain yogurt, or whatever flavor you prefer)
- Fresh whipped cream or cool whip. (Our favorite is to make fresh whipped cream from heavy whipping cream with a little powdered sugar and vanilla extract).
- Combine a 50/50 mix of yogurt and whipped cream (this is what we used)
- Different types of ice creams
- cottage cheese
Ideas for toppings for a peaches and cream bowl
- Different types of chopped nuts
- Drizzle of honey or agave syrup or maple syrup
- chocolate chips