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Peach Orchard Ice Cream Recipe

Peach Orchard Ice Cream Recipe

South Carolina is one of the leading producers of peaches. Luckily, we live only 3 miles from a large peach orchard. This ice cream is one of my most popular uses for the luscious fruit. We can hardly wait for the harvest so we can enjoy it.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Process: 20 min. + freezing YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 cups sliced peeled ripe peaches
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  • 1. In a small microwave-safe bowl, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Microwave on high for 20 seconds; stir. Let stand until gelatin is completely dissolved.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the gelatin, milk, cream and evaporated milk.
  • 3. In another bowl, mash the peaches with 1 cup sugar. Add the peach mixture, extracts, salt and remaining sugar to the cream mixture; stir until sugar is dissolved.
  • 4. Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer two-thirds full; freeze according to manufacturer's directions. When ice cream is frozen, transfer to a freezer container; freeze for 2-4 hours before serving. Yield: about 1 quart.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 280 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 91 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.