Summer Recollections

July 17, 2009 at 6:41 pm 1 comment

from-the-farm-peaches_peaches-ina-rowFood is nostalgic.  When I think of summer fruits I am instantly reminded of the fresh peach ice cream my parents used to make.  I can still remember the heat of the summer day and the sound of the ice cream maker churning.  The anticipation of waiting for the first taste of that cool and creamy confection was just about unbearable. But oh, how my patience was rewarded.

Making fresh peach ice cream is a fairly simple process and relatively inexpensive.  Trust me it is worth the effort.

Ingredients (4 Quart):

2 whole cups milk

1 3/4 cups sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups half and half

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

4 cups heavy whipping cream

5-6 Ripe medium peaches, pureed in blender or food processor


Scald milk over medium high heat until bubbles form around edge of pan.

Remove from heat.

Add sugar and salt.

Stir until dissolved.

Stir in half and half, vanilla extract and whipping cream.  Add 4 cups of pureed peaches.

Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.

Freeze as directed by ice cream maker manufacturer’s instructions.

We dare not trust our wit for making our house pleasant to our friend, so we buy ice cream.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


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  • 1. Sarah  |  August 31, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    I love fresh peaches and can’t wait to make the summer peach cobbler. Unfortunately, a good number of my family doesn’t appreciate anything with cooked fruit. Whatever. More for me. (And my figure shows it.)


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