Things to Make - Homemade Peach Ice Cream

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This summer I purchased an ice cream maker and I'm a little obsessed with it. I went with this cheap, easy model, which is pretty fun to use. You just add the ice cream mixture to a frozen canister and then surround the canister with ice and rock salt (which you can buy through Amazon). Turn on the motor and half an hour later, voila - ice cream. For some reason I find this oddly fascinating.

Anyways, I keep experimenting with different recipes and types (sorbets, ice cream with eggs, no cook, etc.). But my favorite so far is this recipe for peach ice cream (adopted from various sources), it's just so good:


INGREDIENTS: 6 large peaches (ripe), 1.5 tablespoons lemon juice, sugar, 1.5 cups whole milk, 1.5 cups heavy cream, 4 egg yolks, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

1. Cut up 3 peaches (I like to leave the skins on), remove the pit. Place in a blender with 1.5 tablespoons of lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of sugar. Blend. Refrigerate.

2. Combine milk, 1 cup cream, and 3 peaches cut up peaches (no pits) in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat for 4-5 minutes, until slightly thickened. Don't boil.

3. Combine egg yolks, 1/2 cup of sugar, and 1/2 cup of cream in a bowl. Whisk.

4. Whisk 1/2 cup of the milk mixture into the egg mixture above. Whisk. Combine both mixtures. Pour into saucepan. Cook and stir for 4-6 minutes. DON'T BOIL. Add vanilla. Refrigerate for 3-24 hours (until cold).

5. Pour custard into ice cream canister. Mix. Add the reserved peach mixture (step 1) after about 15-20 minutes (when nearly frozen).

6. Transfer mix to freezer until firm.

Does anyone else make homemade ice cream? Any tips or suggestions?


  1. i've wanted to make peach ice cream for AGES!!! does it not work if you don't have an ice cream maker?

  2. I love homemade ice cream but with a milk-allergic toddler we don't really do it anymore. Does your ice-cream maker work if coconut milk is used? Can you recommend any substitutions (do I remember you saying F. or P. was lactose intolerant??)

  3. Melissa - You could freeze it without an ice cream maker, but it would become sort of hard and shapeless. Though I think this recipe would make WONDERFUL creamy peach popsicles.

    Cath - F is lactose intolerant but we give her lactaid. I'm not sure about coconut milk in the ice cream maker but you could make a wonderful sorbet just using sugar and water.



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