Jack and the Giant Peach (…got whiskey?)

20 Jul

So the other night I tried to make peach shaved ice to surprise my boyfriend, and it failed pretty miserably. We ended up throwing the “shaved ice” in the food processor and adding things until it was delicious. Here’s what happened:

Blend in food processor:

  • 3 – 4 fresh peaches, peeled and cubed
  • enough lemonade concentrate to make it slushy (about 4 oz.)
Freeze for an hour or two in something like a 9×9 pan – just until it’s not soupy.

Peeling peaches: score an X on each peach, boil until soft, cool in cold water, then peel from the scoring marks.

Now back to the food processor. Start with the newly frozen peach mixture and add:
  • one whole orange, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup sugar (or less – just to taste, probably depending on the peaches)
  • some good ole whiskey (you can put the measurement on that one)
If I was starting with whiskey, these are NOT the kinds of things I would be adding! But it was actually pretty good… I’ll be keeping it on record to maybe experiment with later :)
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One Response to “Jack and the Giant Peach (…got whiskey?)”

  1. nqb July 20, 2011 at 8:16 pm #

    Might I suggest using Jim Beam instead? Then you can go full on with “James and the Giant Peach.”

    Or for the My Morning Jacket fans, “Jim James and the Giant Peach.” I’m sure he likes his bourbon, too.

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