Nectarine Ice Cream

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Process: 20 min. + freezing


about 1 quart

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
When nectarines are in season at their sweet, juicy peak, we treat ourselves to this wonderful homemade ice cream. The fresh-fruit flavor and hint of almond make it very special. Peaches are a good substitute in this recipe.—Edna Hoffman, Hebron, Indiana


  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups mashed fresh nectarines (about 6 medium)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. In a small saucepan, heat milk to 175°; stir in sugar until dissolved. Cool quickly by placing pan in a bowl of ice water; stir for 2 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, combine nectarines and lemon juice. In a large bowl, combine the milk mixture, cream, extracts and salt; stir in nectarine mixture.
  3. Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer two-thirds full; freeze according to manufacturer’s directions. Transfer to a freezer container; freeze for 2-4 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

2/3 cup: 415 calories, 25g fat (15g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 104mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.