How to make homemade peach ice cream?
Start the night before you want to make your ice cream by putting your ice cream maker bowl in the freezer. You’ll want to freeze it for 12 hours or more.
When you’re ready to make your ice cream mixture, peel your peaches, remove the pit, and dice them up into small pieces. Mix the peaches with 1/2 cup of your sugar in a medium sized bowl to let the peaches release their juices and help sweeten them up.
Blend the peaches up in a blender or food processor till they are smooth. If you need more liquid for your blender, add in part of your whole milk.
Pour the blended peaches, heavy cream, milk, and vanilla extract in a large bowl and stir them all together till creamy. Pour the ice cream mixture into your prepared ice cream maker and allow to run according to manufactures instructions.
Serve immediately for super soft ice cream (kind of like a shake) or scoop the ice cream into a 9×5 pan and cover with plastic wrap. Place the ice cream in the freezer for 6 hours, up to overnight.
Looking for more ice cream recipes?
- Vanilla Ice Cream
- Coconut Ice Cream
- Lucky Charms Ice Cream
- Cookies and Cream Ice Cream
- Strawberry Ice Cream
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Peach Ice Cream
- 2 cups chopped peaches (peel removed)
- 1 1/4 cups Granulated sugar (divided)
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Mix chopped peaches with 1/2 cup sugar in a medium sized bowl. Allow to set for about 15 minutes so the peach pieces release their juices.
- Blend peaches up in a blender or food processor until nice and smooth. (Add 1/4 cup of your whole milk if you need more liquid to blend it up)
- In a large bowl combine peach mixture with heavy cream, whole milk, vanilla extract, and remaining 3/4 cup sugar. Set aside.
- Get out your freezer bowl and start running your ice cream maker. Pour the peach mixture into the running ice cream maker. And allow to run according to manufactures instructions (Mine is about 25-30 minutes.)
- Serve now for soft serve ice cream.
- For scoopable ice cream, scoop the peach ice cream into a bread loaf pan and cover with plastic wrap. Place in the freezer for 6 hours up to overnight. Then scoop and serve.
How much is a serving? Maybe use units of measurement that are not subjective?
A serving should be about 1/2 cup, maybe a heaping half cup depending how much air your mixer adds in
The ice cream never froze. The machine ran for over an hour and the mixture never thickened. We eventually drank it as a peach smoothie.
Sorry that happened to you! Was your ice cream maker bowl fully frozen beforehand? And the ice cream really needs to freeze in a freezer overnight to be thick and scoopable like pictured. Otherwise it would be like a thicker milkshake consistency.
This is really easy and turned out perfectly. Very creamy texture and I like the natural peach colour! This is a keeper.
Yay! So glad to hear this. We love it too.
What type of sugar? Powdered? Granulated?
Sorry I fixed that, it’s granulated
First time trying this recipe, it came out well & not too sweet. I might’ve enough peaches. I will add more peaches.
Carol Roberts says
Sorry if someone else has already asked this. When you blend the peaches, are you including the juice (Georgia peaches are very juicy) or draining off the juice first?
Include the juice! That’s why I macerate them in the sugar to bring out the extra juices to blend them, and use it all in the ice cream! You can peel them, or strain out the skins though 🙂
Can you use a sugar substitute or do the peaches not macerate that way?
I haven’t tried a sugar substitute, so I’m not sure. You could definitely cut the sugar amount though. Do 1/4 cup for macerating, then like 1/2 cup for the mixture (instead of 1 cup)
I used monkfruit instead of sugar. Used a little less because I didn’t want it too sweet. Came out very good. Could have used an extra peach for my taste.
good recipe, but it was the first time I used my machine and 20 minutes was too long it started overflowing. But really good. I added peach chunks to it after it was finished.
Your machine must be a little smaller than mine, glad you made it work. The peach chunks sound yummy!
Do you have to peel the peaches before you use them?
I usually peel them first, but since you’re blending them up, you could just strain that mixture through a fine mesh strainer to remove the peels as well!