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Alden’s ice cream with banana and peaches

Ice cream is a great dessert any time of year, but it is at its best during the warm nights of late Summer. Luckily, that’s also the time of year that tree fruits like peaches and apples are ready to enjoy in Michigan.

Almost any combination of fruit and ice cream will be delicious. I just happened to take picture of this bowl with banana and peaches.

The banana is organic and not local (bananas are a vice of mine), while the peaches came from Wildflower Eco-Farm in Bath, Michigan. The trick is to use these fruits at the peak of their ripeness: Approximately 24-36 hours before you’d throw it away from going bad.

Ingredient’s in Alden’s organic ice cream, vanilla bean style:

Pasteurized organic milk and cream, organic evaporated cane juice, organic tapioca syrup, organic vanilla extract, organic tapioca starch, soy lecithin, guar gum, locust bean gum, xanthan gum, organic vanilla bean specks.

Those ingredients are not perfect, but Alden’s is somewhat less expensive than other natural/organic varieties so I feel it is an acceptable tradeoff. And it’s still delicious!

Ice cream and fruit

Ice cream and fruit

Ice cream and fruit

Ice cream and fruit

Note: These photos were taken in August, 2010.

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