Peach Ice Cream

Peach Ice Cream
I love peaches. In fact, they’re quite possibly, my favorite fruit. When I get a ripe, juicy one, I can’t imagine anything better. Unfortunately, the window for getting good, fresh peaches is small. So when it’s peach season, I eat as many as I can, and then I make as many delicious peach treats as possible. My mom used to get vanilla ice cream and blend in fresh peaches to make peach shakes … yum! We loved that! So that’s the inspiration for Peach ice cream. It’s a peach shake that you can eat in a bowl.
Peach Ice Cream
Since I make it with fresh peaches, in the autumn I peel, pit, slice, and freeze as many peaches as I can so that I can use them to make more peach ice cream in the future.
Freezing Peaches
Here’s a link, if you want to know more about freezing peaches.
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Anyway, if you have some peaches, and you’re looking for a light, refreshing treat, peach ice cream can’t be beat!

Easy Step-By-Step Instructions for Peach Ice Cream

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In microwave, heat 2/3 cup half and half at high power for 30-45 seconds. Make sure it’s hot, but do NOT boil.
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Whisk ½ cup of the sugar, 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, ½ teaspoon almond extract, and ¼ teaspoon salt into hot half and half until completely dissolved.
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Combine vanilla mixture with 1 1/3 cups heavy cream, and set aside.
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Peel, pit, slice, and …
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… puree 4 large peaches with 2 teaspoons lemon juice and remaining ½ cup sugar.
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Stir into cream mixture, and …
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… then cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
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Churn mixture in ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions.
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Enjoy it immediately, or transfer to an airtight freezer container, and …
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…allow it to harden in the freezer.
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Then all that’s left to do is …
Spoonful of Peach Ice Cream
… ENJOY!

Free Printable Recipe for Peach Ice Cream

Peach Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup half and half
  • 1 cup granulated sugar divided
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cups heavy cream
  • 4 large peaches about 3 cups pureed
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  • In microwave, heat half and half at high power for 45 seconds. Make sure it’s hot, but do NOT boil.
  • Whisk ½ cup of the sugar, vanilla, and almond extract, and salt into hot half and half until completely dissolved. Combine vanilla mixture with heavy cream, and set aside.
  • Peel, pit, and puree peaches with 2 teaspoons lemon juice and remaining ½ cup sugar. Stir into cream mixture, then cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  • Pour cooled mixture into ice cream maker, and churn according to manufacturer’s instructions. Enjoy immediately, or transfer to an airtight freezer container, and allow to harden in the freezer.

Notes

For a 4 quart machine, triple recipe.