Regardless of the season, ice cream is always a treat that satisfies like no other. My Farm Stand Peach Ice Cream celebrates fresh peaches in all their glory and it is so easy to make! Peaches are my husband Ryan’s favorite stone fruit and he calls this the perfect combination of ice cream and peach pie. He loves all of my ice cream recipes, but this one is definitely at the top of his list! I believe that simplicity always wins and this recipe is a stellar example of how a handful of familiar grocery store ingredients can be transformed into the most luscious ice cream!
Ingredients (makes 1 ½ quarts)
Ice Cream Base
Heavy Cream – 3 cups
Sugar – ⅔ cups, granulated
Honey – 2 teaspoons
Vanilla – 1½ teaspoons, pure extract
Fleur de Sel – ½ teaspoon
Butter – 2 tablespoons, unsalted
Peaches – 1 pound, pitted, ¼-inch diced, skins still on
Dark Brown Sugar - ¼ cup, lightly packed
Cinnamon – ¼ teaspoon
Ice Cream Base
In a medium saucepan set over medium heat, add the heavy cream, sugar, honey, vanilla, and salt. Stir until the sugar is just dissolved, about 5 minutes. You can tell the sugar is dissolved by rubbing a bit of the cream between your fingertips. If there are no granules, it is done.
Transfer to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap pressing it directly onto the surface of the mixture. Chill until very cold, or overnight.
In a medium saucepan set over medium heat, add the butter. Once melted, add the peached, dark brown sugar and cinnamon.
Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the fruit is very tender and their natural juices start to release.
Transfer the mixture to a heatproof bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until cold, preferably overnight.
Once the mixture is very cold, add it to an ice cream maker and follow manufacturer’s directions. About 2 minutes before the ice cream base is finished churning, add in the chilled peach mixture and allow it to be fully incorporated into the ice cream.
Scoop out the ice cream into a freezer-proof container and freeze for 2 hours.
Tip: I love the ease and simplicity of the Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker: https://www.cuisinart.com/shopping/appliances/ice_cream/ice-21