I’m passionate about peaches this time of year…and if you’ve ever had a real, grown- in- New- Jersey-peach in July or early August (especially those grown by Sweet Valley Farms), you’de be passionate about peaches too! Thats why when we were visiting friends last weekend for dinner, I decided to make Peach Ice Cream my dessert contribution.
Its not that difficult to make…you just need an ice cream maker (I have a Cuisinart), about 8 ripe peaches and some ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen!
So here’s my simple recipe for peach ice cream…! Make sure you use the ripest, local peaches you can find…that makes ALL the difference!
Ingredients: 4 cups of sliced and peeled peaches, 1 cup half and half, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup whole milk, 1 +1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract…
Then: place the peaches in a blender or food processor; process until finely chopped. Combine peaches and remaining ingredients in a large bowl and stir a little. Pour peach mixture into the freezer container of an ice cream maker and allow it to mix/process for about 30 minutes (thats how long mine takes!) After the mixing process, spoon into a freezer-safe container; cover and freeze for about 3 hours until firm. Then when its frozen…Enjoy!