We are in full peach season here in Georgia and they are delicious in this easy peach icecream recipe! I have been buying them every week at the local farmers market and the kids are eating several a day. When you need a summer dessert, fresh fruit is delicious. However, turn it into homemade icecream and it tastes even better! Use it on top of pound cake with fresh peaches and whipped cream for a delicious summer dessert recipe.
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My husband (wonderful man that he is!) decided to try making Peach Ice cream with the ice cream maker that hasn’t seen the light of day since I found it at a garage sale 15 years ago! Ours looks exactly like the one pictured here. You freeze the inner bowl, then dump in the chilled cream mixture (see recipe below) and then hand crank occasionally for 20 minutes.
Other Summer Dessert Recipes You May Enjoy
- Easy Homemade Peach Milkshake Recipe
- Cinnamon Apple Energy Bites with Organic Freeze Dried Fruit
- Easy Homemade Pound Cake Recipe
Easy Peach Icecream
The icecream recipe we used came from the Alton Brown Good Eats cookbook which we absolutely LOVE. You should watch his Good Eats show on the food channel…you will lean all about the science behind cooking! He is a big proponent of weighing all your ingredients so you will need a kitchen scale to do this but the mixture can be make ahead of time and then added to the frozen inner bowl right before you want to eat it. I’m sure any kind of icecream maker would do, just follow the manufacturer’s instructions! We modified the recipe slightly but here is what we did:
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(my kids enjoying their icecream!)
- 2 cups half and half
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 5 1/2 ounces sugar
- 2 ounces peach jam
- 1 pinch salt
- 3/4 cup finely chopped fresh peaches
- 1. combine the half and half and cream in a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat to 175 degrees. (my candy thermometer worked well for this)
- 2. add sugar, jam, salt, and peachesand stir until sugar is disolved
- 3. let sit 20 minutes covered
- 4. place in airtight container in fridge for at least 6 hours or overnight
- 5. place in icecream maker and process according to manufacturer's instructions. Place in freezer to firm up for 2 hours if necessary.
- Serve and enjoy! Makes 1 Quart.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 2168Total Fat: 137gSaturated Fat: 88gCholesterol: 439mgSodium: 2745mgCarbohydrates: 225gSugar: 216gProtein: 23g
Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke! Learn more about her HERE.