Homemade Peach Ice Cream
Makes 1-1/4 quarts
I hope that everybody has the chance to taste homemade ice cream in their lifetime. I remember, as a child, we would go to cookouts in the summer where someone owned a crank-style ice cream maker and the whole process was so exciting. Everyone took turns cranking and, if you were the lucky one, you got to lick the beater afterwards. The resulting product was so rich and creamy. These days, I use an electric ice cream maker. They are relatively inexpensive, quick and easy to use, and the results are just as delicious for a dessert or summer treat. This is my favorite recipe for peach ice cream. Other flavors can be found in the similar and related recipes links and more in the Dessert Recipes collection.
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup milk
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup peeled and diced peaches
Place all ingredients except the peaches in ice cream maker bowl. Stir well to dissolve sugar. Process according to the manufacturer's instructions, adding the peaches when the ice cream is thick but still soft. Serve immediately for soft serve, or place in a different container and freeze overnight to mature. Place in the refrigerator about 20 minutes before serving to soften slightly.