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Contest-Winning Peach Ice Cream Recipe

Contest-Winning Peach Ice Cream Recipe

When peaches are in season, this recipe is at the top of my list to make. The pureed fruit lends a fresh flavor to the silky-smooth ice cream. You'll have to make it more than once, though, because the first batch never lasts long! -Toni Box Weaver, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Process: 20min./batch + freezing YIELD:24 servings


  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 3-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 to 8 medium peaches, peeled and sliced or 4 cups frozen unsweetened peach slices


  • 1. In a large saucepan, heat half-and-half to 175°; stir in the sugar and salt until dissolved. Whisk a small amount of hot cream mixture into the eggs. Return all to the pan, whisking constantly. Cook and stir over low heat until the mixture reaches at least 160° and coats the back of a metal spoon.
  • 2. Remove from the heat. Cool quickly by placing pan in a bowl of ice water; stir for 2 minutes. Stir in whipping cream and vanilla. Press plastic wrap onto surface of custard. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  • 3. Place peaches in a blender, cover and process until pureed. Stir into the custard. Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer two-thirds full; freeze according to manufacturer's directions.
  • 4. Refrigerate remaining mixture until ready to freeze, stirring before freezing each batch. Allow to ripen in ice cream freezer or firm up in the refrigerator freezer for 2-4 hours before serving. Yield: about 3 quarts.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 306 calories, 18g fat (11g saturated fat), 117mg cholesterol, 115mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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Kat User ID: 8968572 256815
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2016

"Creamy texture, delicious taste. This is the first time my home-made ice cream came out with such a great texture. Other reviewers thought it too rich. Not for my taste. I love it. Yes, there is a lot of cream in's ice-cream. If I am going to the trouble of making it, I want it to taste fantastic. I plan on trying other flavors with this as the base. And, even tho it requires more work, I appreciate that the eggs get cooked."

grannygourmet User ID: 3148826 61423
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2011

"I agree with the previous reviewer that this is a very rich ice cream, a little too rich for our taste. I will make it again but will cut down on the cream, using milk for at least half of it."

mellen24 User ID: 3945051 52969
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2010

"I used frozen strawberries in place of the peaches. This is a very rich ice cream, a little goes a long way."

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