- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Reviews forContest-Winning Peach Ice Cream
"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 it...it'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."
"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."
"I used frozen strawberries in place of the peaches. This is a very rich ice cream, a little goes a long way."