One of the ice cream recipes I’ve been wanting to try from my “ice cream bible” The Perfect Scoop is peach ice cream. We’ve got a couple of peach trees that actually have peaches on them this year so I’ve been eagerly anticipating their ripening. Well I lucked up because my mom called and asked me to bring my ice cream maker to their house when I visited because they had a ton of peaches and wanted to make ice cream. Score!
Peach ice cream is just classic, there’s not much else to say about it. This is a great and easy recipe that everyone enjoyed!
Peach Ice Cream
Recipe from: The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz
1.5 lbs ripe peaches
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
a few drops of fresh squeezed lemon juice
Peel your peaches. Mine were very ripe so they were easy to peel, otherwise you could make an X in the bottom of them and put them in boiling water for twenty seconds. Discard the pits. Cook the peaches with the water in a small nonreactive saucepan about ten minutes, stirring once in a while.
Remove from heat, mix in the sugar and let it cool off to room temperature.
Add the heavy cream, vanilla, sour cream and lemon juice and puree with a blender or immersion mixer until it’s somewhat smooth, some small chunks are ok. Cover and refrigerate until well-chilled.
Once chilled, freeze per your ice cream maker’s instructions.