Homemade Peach Ice Cream Recipe

We got an ice cream machine as a wedding gift years ago, and while we don't use it that often, it's a real treat when we fire it up to make homemade ice cream, especially with Colorado peaches from our two peach trees.. One year we had a over a hundred peaches, but most years, we only get a few dozen ... of which at least half are pretty wormy and bird-eaten. Yea, there are various critters that go after the peaches, most notably birds, foxes, squirrels, and wasps. However, those are the best ones for homemake peach ice cream! ;-)

I had an Email discussion with JohnT and that motivated me to do this writeup and take a few pictures of us making homemade peach ice cream ... so hopefully other folks can benefit from it. You need to plan ahead a bit since you need at LEAST 24 hours to freeze the "anti-freeze" ice cream cylinder, and you really should make the ice cream mix up beforehand and refridgerate to pre-cool it. We just use the stock french vanilla ice cream recipe and add the peaches - from page 7 of Krups Model #337 you need:
    3 Eggs, 1 cup sugar (I'd recommend a half cup more), 2 tablespoons vanilla, 2 cups cream, 2 cups milk
    Peach Puree: Toss a couple of cups of really ripe peaches into a blender - consider reducing. Adding chunks doesn't work well.
Consider going 1/2 cup less on the milk and cream so doesn't overflow the ice cream maker. Beat eggs and milk togather in a large saucepan. Add sugar and cook over low heat - stirring constantly until thickened - about 10 minutes. Mixture should coat the spoon. Cool, then add cream, vanilla, and peach puree. Refrigerate overnight. Put in freezer an hour or so before making to really cool it.

Dump into the frozen ice cream cylinder and fire up the machine. Let that baby spin until it slows down - stuff should be super-duper creamy - totally ROCKS. I highly recommend eating right away - if you freeze it for consumption the next day, it's not near as good.

4-year old Kyle picture of Alek w/cylinder

Wrapped in plastic to reduce freezer burn

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Kyle checks out the ice cream cylinder

Kyle back as the cameraman ... ;-)

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Homemade Peach Ice Cream ingredients

Rotten looking peaches, eh?!? ;-)

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Yikes - a bug crawled out while cutting one

Doesn't look as scary now

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Stirring up the ice cream recipe

I just said "OK Kyle, let Dirk have a turn"

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Kyle doesn't look too happy about sharing


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Dirk pouring the ice cream into the saucepan

Kyle does the second half

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Good to the last drop!

What do we do next Daddy?

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Stir over low heat until sticky

Looks ready!

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We then added the whipping cream and peaches, and then tossed into the 'fridge to cool down overnight. After that, it was time to finally fire up the Krups ice cream maker and then, of course, enjoy eating it! ;-)

We got hundreds of peaches 2007 ... but had HUGE peach tree harvests (> 1,000 peaches!) in 2008, 2010 (no pics), 2012, 2016 and 2018.

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