More Summer Berry Goodness!
Fruit cobbler and ice cream belong with summer. There’s just something about summer fruit and ice cream that pair perfectly with hot summer days and BBQ’s. For the 4th of July I decided to make cobbler and ice cream from scratch, using no white sugar or flour.
I had an abundance of white peaches (my favorite) and blueberries that seemed destined for this tasty experiment. I also replaced the flour with my trusty combo of 3:1 parts almond meal and coconut flour. For the ice cream, I used a recipe out of Nourishing Traditions and it was a crowd hit!
Nourishing Traditions Vanilla Ice Cream:
3 egg yolks, beaten
1 tbsp Vanilla (I used 2 tsp vanilla and the scrapings from 1 vanilla bean)
½ cup pure maple syrup
1 tbsp Arrow Root (which I found in the organic section of Raleys)
3 cups Heavy Cream (the book calls for raw or not ultra pasteurized, but the only cream I found that wasn’t ultra-pasteurized was about $4 a cup and a little too expensive for me. I did, however, scoop the cream off the top of our milk to account for part of the 3 cups cream).
Mix ingredients into beaten eggs and follow your ice cream maker’s instructions.
For whatever reason (maybe because of the arrow root) the ice cream froze quickly to the sides of the ice cream maker so that the paddle could not turn, making the ice cream maker stop. I had to scoop all the ice cream out, freeze it for a couple hours then mix it with my mixer and put it back in the freezer. Next time I will try it with less rock salt.
Peach Berry Cobbler:
Bake in a 9×9 square Pyrex dish or something of similar size and depth.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
For the filling:
5 White Peaches peeled, cored, and cut into pieces
½-1 cup blueberries
¼ cup pure maple syrup
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp arrow root (optional)
2 tbsp butter
Combine all ingredients and pour into dish. Cut butter into small pieces and scatter over top of the fruit mixture.
For the topping:
¾ cup almond flour
¼ cup coconut flour
4 tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp maple syrup
½ tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp granola (Optional – I used gluten-free vanilla granola, oats would probably work as well.)
Mix flours together. Stir in vanilla, cinnamon, and maple syrup. Using a pastry cutter, fork, or other method, combine cold butter, pieces at a time, into the flour mixture until crumbly and evenly distributed. Stir in granola. Sprinkle over fruit mixture.
Bake 15-20 minutes or until top of cobbler is golden brown.
Serve with homemade ice cream and enjoy!
Notes – you can really use any amount of fruit that fits in a 9×9 pirex. The other day I made a cobbler with all the fruit that was about to turn – pluots, peaches, and nectarines. A cobbler is very versatile and hard to mess up. If I wasn’t trying to stay away from sugar, brown sugar is quite tasty in the topping instead of maple syrup. I made a sinful cobbler for my family and it included a cube of butter, a half a cup of brown sugar, and about a half a cup of flour. Not healthy in the least, but very good!