Peach Ice Cream Recipes

Peach ice cream recipes make the most of the most of this luscious summer fruit. This particular recipe is as rich and silky-smooth as the most decadent dessert.

When you’re dealing with fruit, the secret to a smooth ice cream without icy chunks is to cook the fruit in sugar first. This lowers the freezing point, which will give you much more creamy results.

Isn't that what we're after, since we're talking peaches and cream?

peach ice cream recipes - fresh peaches

2 C cream

1/3 C sugar plus 2 Tbsp sugar

6 large egg yolks

Pinch of salt

1 kilo (about 2 pounds) peaches. That's about 6 good sized fresh peaches, but frozen ones will work well, too.

1/3 C of sugar

1 Tbsp of lemon juice

  • Boil the cream and 1/3 C of sugar in heavy sauce pan. Stir until the sugar dissolves, then remove from heat.

  • Whisk egg yolks and salt with reserved 2 Tbsp sugar until thick, pale and frothy.

  • Pour hot cream slowly into eggs and return mixture to pan.

  • Cook over low heat, stirring continuously until custard reaches 80 C (170F) or mixture coats the back of a wooden spoon and running your finger down the back of the spoon leaves a track. Do not let custard simmer.

  • Place a sieve over a large bowl and strain custard. Cover surface with parchment paper or plastic wrap and allow to cool.

  • In a heavy saucepan, stir peaches, 1/3 C sugar and lemon juice and bring to boil. Lower heat and simmer peaches – uncovered –until cooked, about 30-40 minutes.

  • Pour peach compote into blender and puree until smooth.

  • Strain puree in a sieve and mix with the custard. Chill mixture well.

  • When cold, pour into ice cream maker.

If desired, you can add a small amount of almond extract (about ¼ tsp) or a splash of almond or peach liqueur before transferring the mixture into your ice cream maker.

(In the midst of peach season, why not also try our other scrumptious peach ice cream recipes: For a lighter, faster version, try our simple, no-cook homemade peach ice cream or – one of our personal favorites – our non-dairy homemade peach ice cream recipe.)

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