Nothing says summer like homemade perfectly peachy ice cream, made with a few simple ingredients like fresh peaches, cream, sugar and spices! You will LOVE it!Nothing says summer like homemade perfectly peachy ice cream, made with a few simple ingredients like fresh peaches, cream, sugar and spices! You will LOVE it!

Made with only a few simple ingredients, this Perfectly Peachy Ice Cream is a scrumptious frozen treat to enjoy during those HOT summer days, or to make any other time of year!

Each summer I love to pick fresh peaches at a local U-Pick farm (usually in late July/early August).  This year my husband asked if we could have fresh peach ice cream as dessert for July 4th, but the local peaches here in Oregon weren’t fully ripe enough to pick.

He ended up going to Costco, and bought a small flat of gorgeous peaches and brought them home, just so we could have this homemade ice cream for Independence Day!

The peaches he bought at the store were absolutely delicious!  Still… there’s just something about picking those peaches right off the tree that screams “summer” to me.  Here are some of the peaches I’ve been able to pick in the past at my local U-Pick peach farm! Aren’t they gorgeous?

Fresh peaches on the tree... ready for me to pick them to make ice cream and pies!

Picked these fresh peaches YUM!

I don’t know about you… but we LOVE peach ice cream!  I have a recipe already on my blog from several years ago for homemade peach ice cream. It uses canned peach nectar and sour cream in it, and tastes wonderful.

This year I wanted to try a simpler peach ice cream recipe with only the basics… peaches, cream, sugar and spices! This delicious ice cream is the result! Boy… was it GOOD!

Here’s How To Make Perfectly Peachy Ice Cream

Peel and thinly slice fresh peaches. These were SO juicy! The juice was running down my hands while I sliced them…yum!

Fresh peaches are peeled, then sliced for perfectly peachy ice cream

Place sliced peaches into a large mixing bowl.  Add granulated sugar, juice of one lemon, vanilla and almond extracts and a bit of cinnamon.

Stir to combine, then let fruit sit for 15-20 minutes.  This resting time will allow the peaches to release some of that juicy goodness, AND let the sugar fully dissolve. Once done “resting”, mash the peaches into small pieces using a potato masher.

Fresh peach slices are crushed with a potato masher for ice cream

Once peaches are mashed, remove 2 cups of crushed peaches. Place them in a blender. Puree peaches until you have a smooth fruit mixture.

Part of the peaches are blended for ice cream

Pour the remaining crushed peaches (the ones left in the mixing bowl) into a container, cover, and keep refrigerated until ice cream is finished freezing.

Part of the peaches are set aside and chilled before adding to ice cream.

Add the heavy whipping cream to the 2 cups of peach puree in the blender. Give it a couple pulses to combine peach puree and whipping cream.  Cover blender (or pour into a container with a lid) and refrigerate this peach puree/cream mixture until very cold.

You can also pour the fruit/cream mixture into large bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate (but it’s one more bowl to clean- just sayin’!).

After peach/cream mixture is really cold, pour it into cannister of ice cream machine, and freeze ice cream according to the manufacturer’s instructions. I use a Cuisinart machine, and the ice cream is thick and soft serve consistency in about 20 minutes.

Peach ice cream mixture is added to ice cream machine.

Perfectly peach ice cream is done freezing.

Transfer the ice cream to a bowl with a lid as soon as it is done churning in the freezer. Immediately add the reserved mashed and chilled peaches, and stir to combine.

Place lid on container and put it in freezer to “ripen and firm up” for a few hours!

Cold reserved peaches are added to finished ice cream and stirred in.

Once ice cream has firmed up, it is ready to serve and gobble up!  The recipe makes approximately 1½ quarts, which means you will en up with about 12 (half-cup) servings of this delicious frozen “perfectly peachy ice cream”!

Big scoop of perfectly peachy ice cream is served with a mint sprig.

And that is how easy it is to make this delicious, perfectly peachy ice cream! It tasted soooo good, and we loved this easy to prepare, simple recipe! I hope you will consider making it for those you love.

If you love homemade ice cream like we do, be sure to check out the Recipe Index at the top of each blog post where you will find all the homemade ice cream recipes on this blog, including such flavors as Blueberry Cheesecake, Candied Bacon, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Coffee, Strawberry, and many others!

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Recipe Source: https://www.makeandtakes.com/fresh-peach-ice-cream

Perfectly Peachy Ice Cream
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Freezer Firming Up Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 30 mins
 
Nothing says summer like homemade perfectly peachy ice cream, made with a few simple ingredients like fresh peaches, cream, sugar and spices! You will LOVE it!
Category: Desserts- Ice Cream
Cuisine: American
Keyword: perfectly peachy ice cream
Servings: 12 (1/2 cup)-1½ quarts total
Calories Per Serving: 265 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 6 fresh peaches , peeled and sliced thin
  • cups granulated sugar
  • 1 large lemon (juice of)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream (no substitutions!)
Instructions
  1. Peel and thinly slice fresh peaches.  Place sliced peaches into a large mixing bowl.  Add granulated sugar, juice of one lemon, vanilla and almond extracts and cinnamon.  Stir to combine, then let fruit sit for 15-20 minutes.  This resting time will allow the peaches to release some of their juicy goodness, AND let the sugar fully dissolve. Once done "resting", smash the peaches into small pieces using a potato masher. 

  2. Once peaches are mashed, remove 2 cups of crushed peaches. Place them in a blender. Puree these two cups of peaches until you have a smooth fruit mixture.

  3. Pour the remaining crushed peaches (the ones left in the mixing bowl) into a container, cover, and keep refrigerated until ice cream is finished freezing.
  4. Add whipping cream to the 2 cups of peach puree in blender. Give it a few pulses to combine peach puree and whipping cream.  Cover blender (or pour into a container with a lid) and refrigerate this peach puree/cream mixture until very cold.  After peach/cream mixture is really cold, pour it into cannister of ice cream machine, and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions.

  5. Transfer ice cream to a large bowl/container as soon as it is done churning in the freezer. Immediately add reserved mashed/chilled peaches; stir to combine.  Place lid on container and place in freezer to "firm up" for a few hours! When firmed up, serve, and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Perfectly Peachy Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 265 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 15mg1%
Potassium 172mg5%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 31g34%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 830IU17%
Vitamin C 6.2mg8%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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2 Comments on Perfectly Peachy Ice Cream

  1. Hi,

    Thanks for sharing the wonderful recipe, the article you have shared is truly amazing and I’ll surely try this. I’ll let you know how it turns out and would love to see some more articles like these.

    Thanks!!!

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