Does a bowl of homemade ice cream say, “Summer is here,” to you? Growing up in south Alabama, the summers were always HOT. The heat was a great excuse to make some ice cream. My dad loved homemade ice cream and we would make this delicious treat often. We usually made either fresh peach or fresh strawberry ice cream. Fresh, juicy, sweet strawberries and peaches definitely remind us of summer, but when you add them to homemade ice cream something magical happens. In other words, your taste buds come alive and help you make summertime memories that will last a lifetime. Your family will never forget the days when you all made something extremely special.
Growing up, we did not have an electric ice cream maker. My dad had four children that all had to take turns turning the crank by hand on the Old Fashion Hand-Crank Ice Cream Maker. Maybe it was all our hard work that made the ice cream taste that much better. We could not wait until it was finished and we could eat the cold, smooth, creamy, mouth-watering treat.
Today, I am somewhat sad to say that we do not have an Old Fashion Hand-Crank Ice Cream Maker for my children to experience the fruits of their labor. I have not seen an Old Fashion Hand-Crank Ice Cream maker in a very long time. The next time I do, I might just buy it. We have a small electric ice cream maker. It is a Cuisinart brand which has a great feature. I like it because it does not require ice or rock salt. All that is required is to freeze the container that you put the ice cream in. The disadvantage of the one I have is that it is small and only holds 2 quarts of ice cream. This recipe that I use is for 4 to 6 quarts of ice cream. We need that much for our big family, especially if we have anyone else over to eat ice cream. I end up making the ice cream in two batches which works fine if I have time to prepare it a head of time. No matter what ice cream machine you use, get it out and make some memories with your family by making and eating delicious homemade ice cream. After all, nothing says summer like homemade ice cream.
This homemade ice cream recipe is extremely creamy. I have had it for a while but did not know the original source of it. I found a similar recipe for homemade strawberry ice cream in Taste of the South Magazine 2010. Substituting fresh peaches works great in this recipe. If you enjoy fresh peaches, you may like my Posts for Peach Syrup for Peach Tea, Peach Butter, and delicious Peach Fritters.
HOMEMADE PEACH ICE CREAM RECIPE
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 2 (14-ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk
- 1 quart half and half
- 4 cups fresh ripe peaches, peeled and chopped (or strawberries)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- Whole milk as need to fill your ice cream maker. (add 2 cups to make a gallon
of ice cream)
1. Peel and chop 4 cups of peaches. Place two cups of peaches in the blender
with 1 cup whole milk and 1/2 cup sugar. Blend well.
2. In a mixing bowl, beat the heavy cream on high-speed with an electric
mixer until soft peaks form. Add condensed milk and continue to beat until
stiff peaks form.
3. Using a spoon, stir in the half-and-half, peach puree, 2 cups chopped
peaches, and the vanilla.
Pour the ice cream mixture into the 4 to 6 quart canister of the ice cream
freezer. Add milk if necessary, to fill the canister to the freezer line.
Freeze according to the ice cream maker instructions.
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