Peaches are a pleasure eaten plain. But when blended into ice cream, they're incredible. Lighter than commercial brands, this cool concoction is a natural family pleaser. —Florine Bruns, Fredericksburg, TX
When our kitchen crafters dished up Helen Banycky's ice cream, they were struck by its refreshingly real flavor—and by how the shape of the scoops suggested actual peaches. To expand that look, they rolled the scoops in gelatin for a fuzzy appearance. "They do resemble peaches," Helen, who's from Carterville, Illinois, told us after we shared what our cooks had one. "I'll have to try that trick, too!"—Helen Banycky, Carterville, Illinois
Meet the Cook: On a hot night, this pie makes a very refreshing dessert. Like most wonderful recipes, it came from a friend.
As the third oldest among nine children, I've been cooking for a crowd as long as I can remember! My husband and I have four boys, 17 to 10. It never ceases to amaze me how much they can eat...and nothing makes me happier than to watch them enjoy a good meal.
-Judy Vaske, Bancroft, Iowa
I use peaches in most every way you can think of. In this recipe, some simple and delicious ingredients like fresh peaches, sugar and cream combine in a delightful way.—Sharon W. Bickett, Chester, South Carolina
Peachy Sundaes are a treat grandmother Betty Claycomb has enjoyed since she was a teenager. "Years ago, a friend worked at a fancy hotel where this deliciously different dessert was served. They still look and taste elegant when made at home, but they're very simple to prepare," assures this Alverton, Pennsylvania field editor.
THIS is a simple yet perfect ending to a meal for two on a summer's evening.
Whenever I make this dessert, I'm reminded of my childhood, when my favorite treat at the soda fountain was a huge banana split.
-Diane Hixon, Niceville, Florida