Simply Whole Kitchen

July 6, 2012

Homemade Peach Ice Cream

Nothing says hello summer like fresh peaches! 

I've been holding this recipe for a little while, teasing you with images on facebook, but I was worried that I was giving you too many peach recipes all at once. I know, thats crazy talk you say!  And I agree.  Perfectly sweet and crisp, these peaches made for a delicious bowl of ice cream and are a perfect and refreshing dessert for any of these HOT summer days we are having!
I wanted to make this "lighter" than traditional ice creams so I made it without eggs.  I think I was able to reach the 'lightness' desired (in calorie count) but it is a little 'icy' in comparison to the creaminess of traditional ice cream.  I may try it again with eggs just to see the difference and will let you know.  I will say that the peach flavor and chunks of peaches in this ice cream were just perfect!  I hope you'll make this and enjoy!
Peach Ice Cream
2 cups whole milk
2 cups cream
2 tbsp light agave nectar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups pureed peaches (without the skin)
1 cup diced peaches

First, you'll need to peel your peaches.  Bring a large pot of water to a boil.  Score your peaches (cut just through the skin) and drop in your peaches  and cook for 3-4 minutes.  Spoon the peaches out of the boiling water and into a bowl of ice water (you do this to stop the cooking process).  Once the peaches have cooled, peel the skin off the peaches. 

Cut the peaches off of the seed and put the flesh into a food processor.  Add the agave nectar.  Puree the peaches.

Add the puree to the milk, cream, salt and vanilla extract.  Chill your mixture in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours.  Pour into an ice cream maker and churn for 20-30 minutes.

Dice the remainder of your peaches.  Once the ice cream is done churning, fold in your peaches and freeze for 2-3 hours.  Ice cream will be hard so remove it from the freezer 10-15 minutes before serving.


OpenID baeryl said...

This looks like a wonderful ice cream too bad I'll have to wait until summer to get fresh peaches. Do you think it will taste ok with store bought ones?

January 5, 2013 at 5:08 PM  

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