Who doesn’t love homemade ice cream? It is so easy to make and so good. This is one of my all time favorite desserts that we used to make at home when I was growing up. It tastes best when the peaches are very ripe and juicy, so take full advantage of peach season because it’s never long enough.
- 1 1/2 cups of ripe sliced fresh peaches
- 1 cup of Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Almond Extract
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 cups Heavy Cream
- 2 cups Half and Half
- 1/8 tsp of salt
Sprinkle peaches with 1/2 of the sugar. Cover. Mix cream with remaining sugar and extracts, put mixture into ice cream maker, run ice cream machine until partially frozen. Then gently add the peaches, continue until it gets to a firm soft ice cream consistency. Serve immediately or spoon into a freezer safe container – if you don’t transfer it fast, it will continue to freeze to the sides of the freezer bowl and you will get less ice cream. Hand wash freezer bowl (do not put in dishwasher), dry and return to freezer, doubly wrapped in plastic so it will stay clean and ready for the next round of ice cream. I seriously doubt you will have leftovers. Enjoy~
* If you want the flavor but would rather make a heart-healthy or more dietetic version of this, try using 2% milk instead of the 1/2 and 1/2 and heavy cream, and add about 1/4 c of avocado oil. Avocado oil is heart-healthy and you'll never know it is there- it does not have any flavor and helps with the consistency.
Peach Ice Cream two ways- creamy original recipe and updated heart healthy version in the notes of the recipe.