Tuesday, June 7, 2011

peach ice cream

I felt inspired to get out my ice cream freezer and make some ice cream last week. The peaches were from Georgia by way of my local produce stand, but it's not freestone season yet, so I had to use clings.

I added sugar, and ran them in the blender.

Then, following to the recipe I adapted from one of my mother's 1940s cookbooks, I slowly added the peach-sugar mixture to the milk, not the other way around. I have no idea why.

Then into the freezer canister.

And put the whole contraption together...

and into the freezer. You can see I don't lack for storebought ice cream.

After stirring randomly for about two hours I had the best ice cream I've tasted in a long time.

I will be making more.


  1. Sounds fabulous! I daren't let the Rancher see this - he's always complaining about the fact that we can't get good ice cream anymore. He'll be after me to get the ice cream maker out....
    but we don't have fresh peaches around here yet.

  2. Well, the peaches travelled about six hundred miles from the tree to the produce stand. Local peaches, later, aren't nearly as good.
    After tasting the second batch I'm going to search the basement for the missing parts to the electric ice cream churn in the hope of making bigger batches.