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Moonshine Peaches Topping for Ice Cream


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Moonshine and sweet Georgia peaches are the perfect combination whether you are sitting on the rocking chair listening to the afternoon thunderstorm or lounging on the couch catching up with the latest Love Island season. Best served on home-churned vanilla ice cream, our moonshine peaches are sweet and boozy straight from the mason jar.

All you'll need for this recipe is ripe peaches, lemon juice, sugar, and moonshine! These peaches can be preserved for months, but once you have a taste, it'll be a surprise if it lasts that long. While you can use frozen peaches for this, we highly recommend using fresh.

How to Prepare Fresh Peaches

To begin, follow the standard canning protocol and sterilize your jars. Before we can start cooking, we'll need to remove the fuzzy skin off of the peaches.  You can easily do this by blanching the peaches and then removing the skin with a knife.

Bring a pot of water to a boil and make an "X" on the bottom of each peach with a paring knife. Add the peaches to the boiling water in batches, boiling 1- 2 minutes. Remove the peaches with a slotted spoon and place them into a bowl filled with water and ice.

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Repeat the process until all peaches are blanched, then peel the skin using a paring knife. Cut the peaches into sections, remove the pit, and set the sliced peaches aside in a bowl of water and 1/4 cup lemon juice.

Meanwhile in a large pot combine the brown sugar, white sugar, water, remaining lemon juice, cornstarch, and cinnamon. Whisk together and bring to a boil. Add in peaches (discarding lemon water) and boil for one minute. Remove from heat and add in moonshine.

Funnel the mixture into the jars, wipe the rims clean, and top with a hot lid and band. Process the cans in boiling water for 25 minutes then remove from heat and let sit on the countertop to cool for 24 hours; if lids do not pop, process again or eat immediately. Place jars in a cool and dark place for up to 6 months.

READ MORE: The 15 Best Homemade Moonshine Recipes, From Apple Pie to Sweet Tea

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Moonshine Peaches

Have you ever wanted to make your own moonshine peaches at home? Here's how you can do it using mason jars and a canning kit.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 24 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 6 lbs ripe peaches
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice, halved
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 6 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup moonshine

Instructions
 

  • To begin, follow the standard canning protocol and sterilize your jars.
  • Bring a pot of water to a boil and make an "X" on the bottom of each peach with a paring knife. Add the peaches to the boiling water in batches, boiling 1- 2 minutes. Remove the peaches with a slotted spoon and place them into a bowl filled with water and ice. Repeat the process until all peaches are blanched, then peel the skin using a paring knife. Cut the peaches into sections, remove the pit, and set the sliced peaches aside in a bowl of water and 1/4 cup lemon juice.
  • Meanwhile in a large pot combine the brown sugar, white sugar, water, remaining lemon juice, cornstarch, and cinnamon. Whisk together and bring to a boil. Add in peaches (discarding lemon water) and boil for one minute. Remove from heat and add in moonshine.
  • Funnel the mixture into the jars, wipe the rims clean, and top with a hot lid and band. Process the cans in boiling water for 25 minutes then remove from heat and let sit on the countertop to cool for 24 hours; if lids do not pop, process again or eat immediately. Place jars in a cool and dark place for up to 6 months.

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