Monday, July 12, 2010

Peach Ice Cream

'Tis the season...for some Amazingly Refreshingly Delicious Homemade Peach Ice Cream!

If I haven't mentioned it before, my husband is sort of a pizza fanatic....hardly anything comes close to his love and craving for a good New Haven style pizza like Sally's or Modern, aside from his love of peaches.  He loves peaches...what can I say.  His favorite kind of milkshake is Peach...his favorite ice cream? Peach...his favorite dessert? Peach that peaches are starting to come in where we are...he's been going sorta crazy searching high and low for some good ripe peaches.  Finally he found some this week he found ripe enough to buy and came home and made peach crisp immediately.  That was yesterday, today he moved on to making his yummy Peach Ice Cream.

Now, I'm not peach crazy like him...I've never been a huge fan of sweet fruity desserts..just give me something chocolatey or mocha-y.  But I must admit I'm a huge fan of his peach ice cream.  It's SO good and doesn't have that sicky sweet taste that most "fruity" ice creams from the store have.  It's rich and creamy yet refreshing with it's fruity flavor.

1 pint heavy whipping cream
1 pint half & half
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
5 ripe pureed peaches
1 ripe peach diced

In a mixing bowl, combine heavy whipping cream, half & half, sugar and vanilla.  Mix until sugar is dissolved.  Skin and remove pits from peaches.  Puree 5 peaches and add to the cream mixture and blend.  Cover bowl with cream mixture and store in fridge to chill.  Once the mixture is chilled, pour it into your ice cream maker and let it do it's thing. When it is almost finished, carefully mix in the diced peach pieces.  Store your ice cream in a airtight container in the freezer and enjoy!  

oh yeah-my hubby just made it up so there was too much of the ice cream mixture to fit into our ice cream we'll just keep it in the fridge, refreeze the bowl and make a second batch to finish it up. 

Here is our Ice Cream Maker


melonbelly said...

I'm SOLD! I am dreaming of all the possibilities...oreo ice cream, snickers ice cream, ice cream with hot fudge....mmmm...

Theodora Ofosuhima said...

I am sold too, I did not know it is easy to make icecreams! Thanks for sharing.