Monday, August 12, 2013

Fresh Peach Ice Cream!

Remember those fabulous peaches?  Here is my next peach adventure!  I found this recipe and it is scrumptious.  And simple.  And did I mention it is delicious?   

Fresh Peach Ice Cream
adapted from Make and Takes
5-6 fresh peaches, peeled and sliced
1 1/2 cups sugar
juice of 1 large lemon
1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups heavy cream

Mix the peaches, sugar, lemon juice and extracts together in a large bowl.  Let this sit for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally until the sugar is dissolved and the peaches release their juices.  Mash the peaches with a potato masher.  Measure out 2 cups of mashed peaches and puree in a blender or food processor.  Reserve the remaining peaches in a small bowl and refrigerate until very cold.  Add the heavy cream to the blended peaches and pour into a clean bowl.  Cover and refrigerate for several hours, or place in a freezer for about 20 minutes.  If you freeze, whisk the peaches well in case it freezes around the sides of the bowl. 

Pour the peaches/cream mixture into the ice cream maker and churn according to manufacturers directions.  Mix in the reserved peaches with the ice cream after the churning is finished, and place in an airtight container.  Allow to harden a few hours before serving.
Makes 1 1/2 quarts.
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Mr. Clever Mom went on and on about this ice cream.  The peach flavor was so pronounced, and the texture was creamy and delicious.  Yum.  I recommend doubling this recipe.  You will be sad when your container is empty! 

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