Over the fourth I went home to visit my family and our neighbor across the street at the lake brought us a HUGE box of fresh peaches
because we live in Georgia and that is what you do there. In an attempt to use as many of them as possible before they went bad, we took to the internet to find a recipe for homemade peach ice cream for us to enjoy a little tasty treat when trying not to die of heat stroke. If you are trying to watch your waist line, this is probably not the summer treat for you because it has about 50 bajillion kinds of milk in it, BUT if you want something that tastes heaven sent, I have the right treat for you!
- 2 1/2 pounds fresh peaches – peeled, pitted, chopped and sweetened
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 pint half-and-half cream
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups whole milk, or as needed
Freeze the inner canister for the ice cream maker so that it is chilled when you are ready to add the mixture, this helps the ice cream set faster. While your canister is chilling, mix up the ice cream as follows.
Peel, pit, and chop the peaches. Next coat with sugar and let sit for about 20 to 30 minutes to sweeten the mixture. After this mix the chopped sweetened peaches with half and half and sugar by pureeing it in a blender… which I did not have one large enough, hence the hand mixing. After this remove the canister from the freezer and place the peach mixture into the canister, then mix in the sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, and vanilla. Pour in enough whole milk to fill the container to the fill line, about 2 cups. Next follow the instructions for your ice cream maker to freeze the ice cream.
Then enjoy!! I forgot to take a picture of the ice cream because I was too busy stuffing my face with some delicious 4th of july food, and then following that up with this delicious treat. Definitely a recommendation for any out door get together while peaches are fresh and in season! This is sure to be a hit!