September 5, 2013

Homemade Peach Ice Cream

Who can feel the Fall approaching? I know it's in the air and I love it! Who doesn't love Fall? I even got married in the Fall.
Here in Roswell, New Mexico it gets hot, hot, hot here during the summer months so come the end of September we are loving the lower 80 degree temperatures.
Even though Fall is right around the corner and I'm already thinking about how I plan to decorate, I still feel the summer weather and when it's hot outside everyone loves ice cream! Especially when it's homemade ice cream.
Oh yes we are going to make HOMEMADE PEACH ICE CREAM!!! I love homemade peach ice cream. So what are we waiting for?
You will need to do this step the night before.
 First you will need 3 peaches.
 Chop them in small pieces.
 Add a 1 cup of sugar to the peaches.
(You are doing this to make a syrup)
 Cover and let it sit overnight.
 Here's what it looks like the next day...doesn't that already look delicious?
When eating fruit ice cream I like to have the chunks in it so I chop them up fine.
If you leave them big they will be hard to chew when you put it in the freezer.
But if you don't want the chucks at all, just leave it in the syrup and puree it in a blender.
Here's a glance at the syrup.
Next I add 2 teaspoons of vanilla to the sugar and then add the peaches back to the syrup.
(If you pureed it just add the vanilla to the puree)
Add 1 Pint of Heavy Whipping Cream to the peach mixture.
Add 1-14 oz of Sweetened Condensed Milk to the peach mixture.
Add the mixture to your ice cream container.
Next we will add 1 pint of Half and Half to the peach mixture.
I like to wait to add this until after I put the peach mixture in the container to make sure that I don't go over the max line but you shouldn't have any problem with that.
See right at the max line! I like to make the max amount of ice cream!
After I add the mixture to the container I like to set it in the freezer for about an hour to chill it before churning it.
Next churn your ice cream according to the instruction manual.
 Yummy! Peach Ice Cream!
NOTE: I like to add about 7 drops of red food coloring and 3 drops of yellow to give it that peach color, but you can leave that part out if you want. It just looks more flavorful for the kids. If you want to do this add it when you put in the half and half.
Who could resist some oh so good peach ice cream during the summer?

 The kids loving it and acting silly! They said they were trying to get a stache (short for mustache) freeze lol.
You can you this recipe for any fruit ice cream if you want.
NOTE: I don't like a whole lot of sugar in my fruit ice cream because I like to taste the fruit but you can always add more sugar to your liking.

For a printable version of this recipe CLICK HERE.


  1. I just made peach crumble, but looks like I need to go back to the market before the season is over.

    1. I hope you enjoy it! Peaches are so good!

  2. This looks yummy. Do you think whole milk would work in place of the half and half? I think we will try this tomorrow after we hit our farmer's market for some peaches:)


    1. I'm really not sure how the consistency would be if you used whole milk but some homemade ice cream calls for milk, half and half and so forth and they all pretty turn out. But I couldn't give you an absolute answer on that.


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