Summer Peaches are delicious especially when making Homemade Peach Ice Cream. Creamy and smooth this Ice Cream Recipe is so rich and delicious it’s almost custard like. Serve with fresh peaches for a refreshing summer treat.
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I love all things Ice Cream and although I typically love Homemade Ice Cream with Chocolate or cookies or brownies, I’m in love with how refreshing Peach Ice Cream is. With just a hint of cinnamon in the vanilla based ice cream it’s spectacular.
Serve in a waffle cone or waffle bowl for an added treat that you won’t regret. And how about on top of a Fresh Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler. Oh yum! What a fantastic combination for 2 great recipes.
Let’s gather all the ingredients and I’ll help you with step by step directions so you can make this wonderful recipe.
Supplies for making Homemade Ice Cream
Let’s get your supplies ready. You will need an ice cream mixer. I have the Cuisinart 2 Qt Automatic Ice Cream, Sorbet, and Frozen Yogurt maker. The inner cylinder needs to be frozen. I suggest 24 hours in the freezer for best results. You will also need a saucepan and either a wooden flat spoon or a silicone spatula.
It’s also helpful to have a digital thermometer. I prefer to use the Thermopen by Thermoworks. Find out more about why I love my Thermopen
Shopping List for Peach Ice Cream
- Heavy Whipping Cream
- Whole Milk (or 2% Milk)
- Egg Yolks
Now that you have gathered all the ingredients and supplies to make the BEST Homemade Ice Cream, let’s get started!
How to make Homemade Peach Ice Cream
Begin by separating the egg whites from the egg yolks. Place egg yolks in a larger bowl. You can discard the egg whites or save and use for an egg white omelets. Add ⅓ cup of granulated sugar to the egg yolks and whisk. They will be bright yellow at first but the more you whisk the more pale yellow they become and the consistency turns from thick to a thin ribbon like mixture.
In a medium size sauce pan add ⅓ cup sugar, whipping cream, and milk and a pinch of cinnamon. Whisk together over medium/high heat until mixture reaches about 165 degree. Use a digital read thermometer. Mixture will be hot and steamy but will not boil.
How to Temper Eggs
Tempering eggs simply means to bring eggs up to the temperature of the rest of the ingredients. Adding cold eggs to hot ingredients will typically cause the eggs to scramble which is not ideal for this recipe.
Once milk mixture reaches about 165 degrees pour about ½ cup into whisked egg yolks and whisk together. Then add another ½ cup of milk mixture to egg mixture and whisk. Once everything is combined, pour egg mixture into remaining milk mixture in sauce pan and whisk everything together.
How to make Peach Ice Cream (continued)
Heat mixture to 175 degrees to cook eggs. The mixture will be hot and steamy but will not be boiling. Use a thermometer to monitor temperature. Eggs help make Ice Cream custard like and very creamy. It also helps to create nice scoopable scoops of Ice Cream.
Allow mixture to cool in refrigerator for 4 hours OR place sauce pan in an ice water bath and cool mixture to below 50 degrees. It will take about 30 minutes in an Ice bath to cool completely.
Pour cooled mixture into Ice Cream Maker and Follow directions for your own individual maker. Mine takes about 30-40 minutes to churn Ice Cream. Some will take longer and others will take less time.
Meanwhile peel and remove pit from 2 peaches and place in food processor with remaining sugar and puree. You can leave chunks of peaches if you wish.
Add about half the puree to the Ice Cream maker three quarters way through the churning process. Example – If your Ice Cream maker takes 30 minutes, then at 22 minutes of churning add about ½ of the Peach puree into the Ice Cream Mixture. Reserve the remaining puree until the end for nice peach puree swirls in the Ice Cream.
At the end add remaining puree to Ice cream and allow Ice Cream Maker to swirl puree through the Ice Cream. Remove Ice Cream and place in a sealed containing and freeze in freezer until hard, about 2 hours.
Serve Peach Ice Cream with Waffle Cones or Bowls, or a simple Nilla Wafer and sliced peaches. This refreshing dessert will be a favorite all during peach season.
Can I use frozen Peaches?
Frozen Peaches work well in this recipe
How Long will Ice Cream Last?
Homemade Ice Cream will stay fresh up to 3 months if stored properly in the freezer.
What do Eggs Add to Ice Cream?
Adding Eggs to Homemade Ice Cream give a delicious creamy custard like texture. They also help make Ice Cream scoopable.
What to serve with Peach Ice Cream
Peach Ice Cream is wonderful on it’s own, it’s also delicious with Peach Cobbler. Serving with Snickerdoodle cookies is also a great choice too
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Peach Ice Cream
- 2 ½ Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1 Cup Whole Milk or 2%
- 1 Cup Sugar Granulated
- 3 Egg Yolks
- pinch Cinnamon
- 2 Peaches
- Separate the egg yolks from the whites. Place the egg yolks in a medium-sized bowl. Large enough so you have room to add additional ingredients.
- In a saucepan combine Heavy Whipping Cream, Whole Milk, and about ⅓ cup of sugar. Stir over Medium Heat to reach about 165 degree. This is when steam will come off mixture but not boil.
- Add ⅓ cup sugar to egg yolks and stir. Mixture will be bright yellow and thick until whisked together and then will turn pale yellow and ribbon. like.
- Add about ½ cup of heated milk mixture to egg mixture and wisk together. This will slowly bring egg mixture up to milk mixture temperature.
- Repeat by adding an additional ½ cup of heated milk mixture to the egg mixture and whisk together.
- Then combine the egg mixture with remaining milk mixture in sauce pan
- Heat mixture to 175 degrees to ensure eggs are fully cooked for consumption. Use a digital thermometer to test temperature for accuracy. Mixture will be steaming but will not boil.
- Allow Ice Cream Mixture to fully cool before adding to Ice Cream Maker by placing in refrigerator for 4-6 hours
- TIP: hot saucepan with ice cream mixture in an ice water bath to cool quicker.
- Peel Peaches and remove pit. Slice peaches and puree in food processor with remaining ⅓ cup sugar. You can leave chunks of peaches if you wish and set aside
- Once Ice Cream Mixture has cooled to at least 55F degrees, place in Ice Cream Maker and mix according to directions.
- Cuisinart 2 Qt Ice Cream Maker will mix for 35-45 minutes
- After about ¾ of the processing time for your Ice Cream Maker pour about half of the Peach Puree into the ice cream. Example - If your ice cream machine processes for 30 mins, at the 22 minute time add peach puree.
- Add remaining peach puree once Ice Cream has fully churned for nice peach swirls.
- Remove Ice Cream and place Ice Cream into loaf pan and cover with plastic wrap or sealed container and place in freezer for atleast 2 hours to freeze hard enough to scoop.
Peaches are one of my favorite things in summer! I love this simple ice cream recipe and can't wait to give it a try!
Fresh peaches are fantastic. So many good ways to enjoy them!
I love that you added a little bit of cinnamon to this recipe. It ads a little something extra to an already fabulous peach dessert.
The pinch of Cinnamon makes all the difference!
Amy (Savory Moments)
Peach ice cream always reminds me of my great-grandmother and eating it with her. I love this homemade version with fresh summer peaches.
So happy to hear how this recipe remind you of your great grandmother. What a treasured memory
Who knew something so delicious could be so simple to make and so simple to shop for! I loved the fresh taste of this peach ice cream! I love ice cream and I love peaches, so why not put them together!?
This is such a great Peach Ice Cream recipe. Thanks for a wonderful review
Loved this one! The pinch of cinnamon is subtle but adds a nice warmth and depth to the sweet ice cream where the peach flavor is really the star.
A little goes a long ways for sure. Just a fun little addition for a delicious Ice Cream!
Been so hot here I could eat ice cream every day! Peaches will be in season soon, pinning to try!
Hi Jolene, I'm excited for you to give it a try. Make sure to let me know how you and your family enjoy it!
I can't get enough of peaches and this creamy ice cream sounds wonderful!
Thanks! It's so refreshing and so good too
The ice cream looks divine and love this recipe. I would love to have two scoops!
You and me both! It's fun to add raspberries or blackberries on the side too
This sounds amazing. I love that you made a good "custardy" ice cream!
I love a good creamy ice cream and adding egg yolks makes all the difference
The Freshman Cook
There is nothing better than homemade ice cream, and especially peach! Yours looks amazing!
Thanks! It's a wonderful recipe!
Homemade ice cream with fresh peaches is right up my alley. Love the touch of cinnamon too. Gives it a little peach pie flavor.
The pinch of cinnamon is my favorite. It does give it a little bit of a peach pie flavor and it's sooo good
This is the true ice cream. Tempering the eggs and all.
Thanks Terri. It's an extra step but makes ALL the difference
I love that you made a custard base for this delicious ice cream, cannot wait to make it with Palisade peaches I have coming next week!
Oh so fun! You will love it!
I'm fresh peach obsessed and always looking for delicious ways to use them. This ice cream is in the ice cream maker now and just licking up the drips makes me anxious to dip into the frozen ice cream. My hubby is going to go a ga over it!
My husband and boys LOVE LOVED it! So good
Peach season is winding down here but you can bet I'll be going to the market to grab some to make this!
This is a fantastic recipe, go get those peaches!
Fresh peaches and homemade ice cream......Life doesn't get much better than that.
I agree Wendy, Peach Ice Cream is refreshing and delicious
Nothing screams summer like peach ice cream! Always a family favorite!
Thanks Sheila for the great review! So glad you loved the recipe