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Peach Ice Cream is one of the classic, summertime ice cream recipes. Rich, creamy and oh so luscious. This peach ice cream recipe is sure to be a favorite.
This Peach Ice Cream seriously rivals any peach ice cream I’ve ever tasted. Like, evvvvv-er.
Creamy, rich, luscious, and perfectly peachy, this is definitely my family’s favorite recipe for homemade peach ice cream. I think it has to do with just a few little tricks I’ve found that make it juuuuust right in my book.
Are you ready for them?
Roast the peaches.
Oh yes, it makes a difference. At least I think it does.
The peaches take on a deeper, richer flavor and become even sweeter, in my opinion. By roasting them, it also makes the pieces of peach easier to eat in the ice cream.
You’ll want to roast them a while before you plan to make your ice cream so that they’ve had time to cool completely before you add to the ice cream mixture.
Yep, I add maple syrup to my peach ice cream. I think it deepens the flavor even more of the ice cream without tasting like you’ve added maple syrup to your peach ice cream.
What I mean is, I add just enough maple syrup to enhance the flavor of the peaches without adding so much that you really taste maple syrup.
Those two little tricks make all the difference for my peach ice cream recipe, I think.
Since fresh peaches are in season at the moment, it is the perfect time to make a batch.
I really think you’ll love it, too.
Here’s my Peach Ice Cream Recipe. I can’t wait to hear how you like it.
Peach Ice Cream Recipe
For the Roasted Peaches
- 2 whole peaches cut in half with pit discarded
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
For the Peach Ice Cream:
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1½ cups whipping cream
- 1 cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- For the roasted peaches:
- Slice peaches in half and remove pit. Place peaches skin side down and drizzle with maple syrup. Broil at 500º F for 5-7 minutes, taking care not to let the peaches burn. Remove from oven and set aside to cool completely. Once cooled, peel and chop for later use in ice cream.
- For the peach ice cream:
- Mix together milk, whipping cream, sugar, maple syrup, salt and vanilla. Pour into the insert of ice cream maker and make according to ice cream maker instructions.
- Once ice cream is almost ready, add chopped peaches along with any juices from the pan with the peaches. Continue making ice cream until it has completely made. Serve immediately for softserve ice cream or place in an airtight container and place in freezer for a few hours or overnight for a firmer ice cream.
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I love peach ice cream! I have never roasted the peaches though. I never thought of that. I’ll have to try it that way. Thanks for sharing!
I hope you enjoy it! It just makes the peach flavor even more intense!
Looks like I need to get an ice cream maker! Roasted peaches- Yum!!
Hi! Do the peaches need to be real ripe? I want to try it but my peaches are a few days away from just biting into.
Since you’ll be roasting your peaches, they’ll be more forgiving if they aren’t really ripe yet. Of course, the riper the better! Hope that helps!
Very tastey but not as peachy as I’d like. Smooth ice cream no crystals but I felt it was more maple ice cream with peaches. Maybe a hint of almond extract since that works well with stone fruit trying to date recipe and it only will take 4 stars I honestly give 4 stars for the ice cream but 2 stars for it being called peach ice cream
Can’t waot to try it!
Can you use frozen peaches for this?
You would need to thaw the peaches first, then roast them. Then just follow the recipe. Hope you enjoy!
Without eggs, is it really creamy enough? How to avoid crystallizing otherwise? Would love your thoughts – friend gave me lots of peaches yesterday – want to make it today! Thanks
This ice cream is really creamy without the eggs. If you are looking for a custard type ice cream, try my Old Fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream recipe and add the roasted peaches to it. To prevent crystallization, place plastic tightly on top of the ice cream and store in an airtight container. Hope this helps and you enjoy your ice cream!
Do you leave the skins on?
As I state in the instructions of the recipe under the section For the roasted peaches, you will peel the peaches after they have been roasted and cooled. I hope you enjoy the ice cream, Abbey.
I just made homemade peach ice cream today, using your recipe because since I have narrowed down peach ice cream recipes from Pinterest and your recipe won b/c of adding maple syrup to the mixture! My, my it’s champion!
Don’t you just love the flavor that the maple syrup adds to the peaches, Janet? I’m so glad you loved the ice cream. Thanks!
The roasted peaches are a great addition to this delicious ice cream. If you’re using an indoor electric ice cream freezer, adjust the quantities to suit your machine.
Thanks, Marie. The roasted peaches do make quite a difference, don’t they?