Well, I definitely bought more peaches than I needed this past Saturday at the Farmers Market. It was just one of those impulse buys where the peaches were ripe, the samples were delicious and when I asked if they had peaches ready to use – they headed to their “chefs box” and handed me beautiful ripe peaches. I few years ago, I purchased an ice cream maker that has proved to come in very handy in the kitchen. If you do not have an ice cream maker, it is a great kitchen gadget to have. You keep the liner in your freezer and when you are ready to make ice cream, you simply pour in the chilled ice cream mixture and in approximately fifteen minutes, you have delicious homemade ice cream or frozen yogurt. So, ripe peaches called for my second peach recipe of the week – Fresh Peach Ice Cream. Cool, creamy and delicious….perfect for these hot steamy July days. I can’t wait to see what I find this week at the market!
- 3 large peaches, peeled and cubed
- 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 1/4 cup half and half
- 3/4 cup sugar
- pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- Combine peaches and sugar, set aside for one hour. Puree peach mixture in a blender ( I like large chunks of peach remaining, however, you can puree until the mixture is smooth is you prefer). Add remaining ingredients and refrigerate until well chilled. Process in your ice cream maker as directed.