Fresh Peach Ice Cream
With fragrant, Georgia peaches piled high in my fruit bowl, it’s no surprise this fabulous recipe for Fresh Peach Ice Cream beckoned me. Chopped and macerated peaches were mixed into a vanilla custard then frozen into creamy deliciousness.
This Easy Homemade Peach Ice Cream is the epitome of summer desserts! Seasonal peaches frozen with a luscious, creamy custard is a most delicious way to keep cool on a hot, humid day.
Why You Must Make:
- Peach season is generally the hottest time of the year, so making peach ice cream is the perfect way to stay cool!
- This ice cream is rich, creamy, and irresistible!
- Made with simple ingredients like cream, half and half, sugar, and peaches, this ice cream was destined to be sublime.
From the comments:
It’s peach season here in central PA and this recipe looked like a winner. Well, it’s MORE than a winner, maybe the best of all time!!! I followed the directions exactly and hello peaches and cream! A smooth and creamy delight! One warning though, the recipe makes 3 full quarts of liquid, so I had to run 2 batches in my 1 1/2 quart Cuisinart, the 2nd batch came out a little softer than normal but a few hours in the freezer should fix that. Get your peaches and make this recipe NOW!!
- No overnight chilling was needed, just mix and pour into the ice cream maker.
- It took a few hours in the freezer to become firmer than soft serve, but it was worth the wait. I was on cloud nine sampling what was left on my machine’s paddle.
- Since any larger pieces of fruit can get icy when frozen, I recommend a good mashing of the diced fruit.
- My son, Nick, and I doubled up our peach intake by having our scoops of fresh peach ice cream over Peach Crisp. Fruit is healthy, right???
Frequently Asked Questions
If you use fresh, ripe, fragrant peaches the ice cream will taste like peaches. Do not make unless your peaches are flavorful.
You can always freeze the peaches you cannot use before they spoil. Make sure to add a product like Fruit Fresh which will keep the peaches from oxidizing, or turning brown, in the freezer.
You can also make quick bread, jam, muffins, pies, crumbles, crisps, sauces, or salsas.
When an ice cream recipe does not include eggs, there’s a higher probability that ice crystals will form after it freezes. To minimize the chances, adding some alcohol to the ice cream base will lower the freezing point.
According to the New York Times, adding 1½ tablespoons of 80-Proof alcohol for every quart of ice cream base is the rule of thumb.
You May Also Like:
Stock up on peaches so you, too, can make this old-fashioned homemade ice cream recipe and a few more of my favorites!
- Peach Sherbet from TidyMom
- Balsamic RoastedStrawberry Ice Cream from Cooking on the Ranch
- Fresh Peach Clafoutis
- Brown Butter Peach Scones
- Southern Peach Bread
- Fresh Peach Margaritas
- Easy Peach Crumb Pie
- Peach Blueberry Galette
- More Dessert Recipes
Check out more delectable Ice cream recipes on my Ice Creams and Gelatos Pinterest Board.
Fresh Peach Ice Cream
This marvelous fresh peach ice cream recipe creamy and delicious!
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1 3/4 cups sugar
- 5 fresh peaches, peeled, pits removed and finely chopped
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup half and half
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- A rounded 1/4 teaspoon salt
- In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and sugar till smooth.
- Place diced peaches in a medium bowl and mash a few times with a potato masher.
- Stir the peaches into the eggs, then mix in cream, half and half, vanilla and salt.
- Pour the mixture into the freezer container of ice cream maker and process according to manufacturer's instructions.
This recipe utilizes raw eggs. If serving to children, the elderly or the immune-suppressed, please use pasteurized eggs to avoid salmonella.
Total time depends on how long it takes your ice cream maker to process the ice cream.
This recipe is half of Lea Ann's original recipe and I still could not fit it all into my ice cream maker. Store unused peach custard in the refrigerator and freeze it within 24 hours.
The recipe is courtesy of Lea Ann of Cooking on the Ranch.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 384Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 118mgSodium: 102mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 1gSugar: 45gProtein: 5g
40 Comments on “Fresh Peach Ice Cream”
Peaches are one of my favorite summer fruits, this ice cream looks good and must taste heavenly. A must try this summer.
It is nearly peach season here in Michigan and I know what I am making…I just wish I had some of those adorable cone cups in which to serve it.
I could totally go for some peach ice cream! I may have to drag out the ice cream maker next time we’re at the cottage, I’ll plan to buy fruit on the way up from the Mennonite farmers. Love your bowls.
What a PERFECT beat the heat treat, especially with peaches in the peak season! Wish I had a bowl in front of me right now.
A perfect summer cooler!
What cute ceramic cones, Liz! As always, your photos are lovely. I’ll take two scoops of the peach, please!
Oh my goodness I just love your ice cream cone and bowl!! They perfectly compliment that stunning peachy ice cream.
Swoon! I cannot get enough of peaches right now and this looks incredible! And I love your adorable waffle cone and bowl!!
Love peaches in anything, but they might be best in ice cream. This looks terrific — my kind of dessert. Thanks!
Peaches just say, “Summer!” Peach Ice Cream in a bowl or on a cone…I would love it!
This looks so delicious! Your ice cream cone/wafer bowl dishes are adorable.
What a cute ice cream cone dish! 🙂 I love the colors in your ice cream and peach ice cream is the perfect thing for August and beating the heat!
I’m loving the fresh summer peaches right now too so I’m glad you decided on this recipe….it looks amazing!
Great recipe! That sounds perfect for beating the heat!
Oh! Peaches AND ice cream…the absolute perfect summer food. I’d gladly beat the heat with this ANY day.
My mouth is watering! I need a huge bowl of this ice cream right now!!
I am drooling – I can smell it through my screen. 🙂 YUMM!
The ice cream sounds good, lovin’ your ice cream cone dishes too Liz:@) I see peach upside down cake in the ‘you might also likes’… yum!
Too bad here it’s not peach season!
There’s nothing quite like homemade peach ice cream. What a sublime recipe!