Thursday, September 6, 2012

Frozen Peach Cocktail

Peaches are my favorite fruit this time of year! 
If you have a peach tree or want to pick some up at a local farmers market, here is a great way to enjoy those fresh peaches all year!

 Frozen Fruit Cocktail
Heritage Cookbook
This makes an amazing "Paradise Peach" smoothie! 
Just take out of the freezer and thaw slightly, then blend! YUM!

3 lbs. (12 med.) peaches- (I double or triple the peaches.)
2 c. sugar- (I cut back the sugar to 1 c.)
1 lb. of seedless grapes (optional)
1- 15 oz. can of crushed pineapple with the juice
½ c. lemon juice
1 ½ c. orange juice

Place sugar, pineapple and juices into a large bowl and stir to dissolve sugar. Peal (do not blanch peaches, when thawed they go brown.) and slice or dice the peaches into the juice mixture stirring often to keep peaches from browning. Laddle into Ziploc bags, or freezer containers and freeze. Yum! One quart Ziploc bag will serve 6-8 people. (Depending on if they are little or big the people how much they like peaches!!! :)