Recipe Redux: Summertime Gingery Peach Float

Got peaches? Got ginger? Whip up a batch of Ginger Peach Frozen Yogurt, then top it off with peach juice and sparkling water for a delicious summertime treat~a Gingery Peach Float!

Inspired by these…

and this…

I decided to do a twist on a summertime favorite, the ice cream float for this month’s Recipe ReDux, “Beverages”.

To “healthify” it a little, I swapped out the ice cream for homemade frozen yogurt {complete with good buggies for your GI tract}, and subbed in sparkling water and juice for the usual soda.

The result?

A  seriously delicious and refreshing treat for a hot summertime day!

Here’s my concoction…

Summertime Gingery Peach Float & Frozen Yogurt

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Savor summertime with a delicious scoop of Ginger Peach Frozen Yogurt, or a equally fabulous Gingery Peach Float.

Ingredients

  • Ginger Peach Frozen Yogurt
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup yogurt {I used whole milk yogurt, but you could use lowfat yogurt instead}
  • 1/2 cup fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  • 4 whole fresh peaches, pitted, skinned and cut into chunks
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • Gingery Peach Float
  • 2 scoops Ginger Peach Frozen Yogurt {above}
  • 1/2 cup peach juice {I used Trader Joes Dixie Peach}
  • 1/2 cup sparkling water*

Instructions

  1. To make the frozen yogurt: Combine the milk and sliced ginger in a saucepan and heat until almost boiling, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes. Pour milk and ginger over strainer in to a blender.
  2. Add the yogurt, chopped peaches, sugar, and pinch of salt to the blender and combine until smooth.
  3. Place mixture in refrigerator until cool.
  4. Follow manual per ice cream maker instructions. I used a Cuisinart Ice -20 and after 20 minutes, my frozen yogurt was soft serve consistency. I transferred it to the freezer for 2hours for a firmer consistency for the float.
  5. To make the float: Scoop ice cream in to glass and top with peach juice and sparkling water.

Notes

*You can use plain sparkling water in the float, or for an even more delicious version try Ayala's Sparkling Ginger Lemon Peel Herbal Water.

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If, for some reason, floats don’t rock your boat, feel free to eat the froze yogurt straight up!

Before you go,  be sure and check out all the other amazing Recipe ReDux Summer Beverages!

Gretchen- Kumquat  Ginger Ale
Dr. Barb- Nutrition Budgeteer  Triple Cherry Chiller
Carlene Helble- Carlene’s Figments  Mint Berry Seltzer
Kara Lydon- Peace, Love, and Food Blueberry Basil Lemonade Fizz
Deanna Segrave-Daly- Teaspoon of Spice  Cantaloupe Basil Aqua Fresca Fizz
Jessica Fishman Levinson- Nutritioulicious  Blueberry Basil Cooler
Marie Spano- Performance Nutrition  Post-Workout Power Smoothie
Elizabeth Jarrard- Don’t White Sugar-Coat It  Southern Blackberry Smash
Emily Greenfield- The Nutriscientist  Apple, pear and strawberry smoothie with Chia
Kristen Bourque- Swanky Dietitian  Fresh Fruit and Club Soda Cooler
Regan Jones- The Professional Palate  Berry-Lime Bubbly
Kat Lynch- Eating the Week  Sparkling melon fizz – nice & naughty
Lisa- Healthful Sense  Berry Refreshing Chia Seed Smoothie
EA Stewart- The Spicy RD  Gingery Peach Float
Alysa Bajenaru- Inspired RD  Blackberry Banana Swirl
Ann Dunaway Teh- Eat to Nourish, Energize & Flourish  Pregnancy Mocktails
Yuri- Chef Pandita Green Tea Ginger Limeade with Chia Seeds
Karman Meyer- Nutrition Adventures  Orange-Mint Iced Green Tea
Cherie Schetselaar- Grain Crazy  Mango Strawberry Smoothie
Emma Stirling- The Scoop on Nutrition  Recipe Redux Tangelo-ade
Carrie Miller- Nutrition Know How 12 Smoothie Recipes to Beat the Heat
Alexandra Caspero- Delicious Knowledge  Strawberry Splash Mojito
Janel Ovrut Funk- Eat Well with Janel Blog  Mango Melon Smoothie
Liz Weiss & Janice Newell Bissex- Meal Makeover Moms’ Kitchen  Pint-Size Pina Colada
Danielle Omar- Food Confidence RD Almond Iced-Coffee Latte
Rebecca Scritchfield- #MeFirst  Banana Split Smoothie

Diane Wellend-Eat Well, Eat Clean Watermelon Agua Fresca

Have you ever made ice cream or frozen yogurt before?  What your favorite flavor?

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Comments

  1. Ahh, the photos alone draw me in – and I love me some ginger in a drink. And fun that we get frozen yogurt recipe and a drink recipe all rolled into one!

  2. I love this recipe, but I don’t have an ice cream maker. Any ideas for how to make this work without one? I would love to try it!

  3. I dont even know what to say, except this looks absolutely amazing!! I need to print out all these delicious drinks! Yumm!!

  4. I drink Ayala Herbal Waters as well…what a great way to use them. You’ve inspired me with the lovely pictures!!!

  5. what a fantastic recipe idea! you take amazing photos too- glad I found your blog!

  6. Wow this looks amazing! Great flavor combos.

  7. Looks fantastic. Love the combination of ginger and peach.

  8. Great flavors in your frozen yogurt :D I use ginger root in almost all my juices and smoothies. Love your beautiful photos! xo

  9. once again, we’re on the same wavelength! love the idea of peach and ginger combo. your frozen yogurt looks delightful… and nothing brings back memories of summers past like a float!

  10. ginger + peach sound fantastic together! mmm i would totally blend mine with almond milk~ love the recipe redux :D

  11. Loves very delicious and healthy. Your pictures are stunning!

  12. I just picked up some peaches from the Farmer’s Market yesterday, and I can’t think of a better use for them than this float!

  13. 2 thumbs up on the ginger peach fro yo! super yum!!

  14. Thanks everyone for all your lovely comments! I’m sorry to say, all the fro yo is gone :/). My sick ( with a cold) husband decided that ginger peach floats help him feel better :-). Guess I’ll just have to make ome more!

  15. What a lovely recipe, and the photos are a sheer delight! It’s the perfect recipe to try today: we’re in the triple digits all over the East Coast. Thanks for mentioning Herbal Water and sharing it with friends.

  16. Herbal water is the best, so glad you used it. Ice cream maker? Out of my league but I cold see a ginger peach smoothie in my future.

  17. Wow…this sounds delicious, thank you for posting this awesome recipe! I’m definitely going to try this @ home :)

  18. I think I need to make this alongside your blueberry muffins. The pictures – amazing and they sound and look delicious!!

  19. What a great idea to make a float! Those peaches look heavenly.

  20. Love the ginger peach combo!! Ginger is such an energizing ingredient!

  21. wish I could have a glass of this right now :-)

  22. Oooh boy, I think I might love the ginger peach yogurt too much to make anything else with it! But the floats look good too.

  23. I love peach anything lately, so this make me happy! i just started enjoying things with fresh ginger, I am so glad I tried, wow it is a lovely addition to any ice cream-yogurt-or smoothie:-) I would say my favorite frozen yogurt is strawberry, or pineapple!
    Hugs, Terra

  24. This looks beyond beautiful AND delish!

  25. i looove the combo of ginger + peach, so this sounds just wonderful. yum!

  26. Good suggestion on how to make it w/o an ice cream maker! I don’t have one either..but I sure want one!!! I LOVE that you use whole milk and whole yogurt…I bet this is out-0f-the-world!! I am so all over trying this!!!

  27. Love the taste of Ginger and your recipe too. It look to me delish and yummy. Glad to go through it, surely will try to make. Thanks for sharing.

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