Luscious homemade Peach Ice Cream recipe that’s so creamy and full of peaches! A recipe secret makes it extra rich and peachy and so delicious!

Summer (honestly, any time) is a favorite time for me to make many delicious homemade ice creams! We love many flavors, from simply the best old fashioned vanilla ice cream ever to fun flavors like s’mores or blueberry cheesecake. And this peach ice cream is extra special, extra creamy, and absolutely loaded with juicy peaches! It’s so good and always a summer favorite!

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This Peach Ice Cream seriously rivals any peach ice cream I’ve ever tasted. It is loaded with sweet peaches and is absolutely delicious!

Creamy, rich, and perfectly peachy, this is definitely my family’s favorite recipe for homemade peach ice cream. The recipe has a few tips that make it the best peach ice cream and a recipe that you’ll love and turn to time and again too!

How to Make Peach Ice Cream

This homemade ice cream is made with simple, wholesome ingredients and juicy peaches. Let me show you how I make it.

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Ingredients

Be sure to see the recipe card below for the full listing of ingredients, instructions, notes, and estimated nutritional information.

  • Whole peaches – Fresh whole ripe peaches are best, but frozen peaches can be used after they’ve been thawed.
  • Maple syrup – The small amount used with the peaches enhances the flavor of the peaches. It’s not enough to give it a maple flavor. A bit more is used in the ice cream mixture as well.
  • whole milk and heavy whipping cream – Full-fat dairy gives it a rich and creamy taste and texture and the best results. I do not recommend using low-fat dairy for these reasons.
  • sugar – Granulated sugar
  • kosher salt – This bit of salt enhances the sweetness of the ice cream.
  • vanilla extract – Use homemade vanilla or your choice of quality pure vanilla extract.
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Step-by-Step Instructions

Roast the peaches.

This secret to the recipe makes such a scrumptious difference! The peaches take on a deeper, richer flavor and become even sweeter when they are roasted for just a few minutes. It also gives them a more tasty texture.

Slice the peaches in half and remove the pit. Place peaches skin side down on a pan or skillet, drizzle with maple syrup, and roast as directed in the recipe. Take care to not burn them. Then remove from oven and set aside to cool completely. Plan to roast them a while ahead of making ice cream so they can completely cool.

Once completely cool, peel and chop the peaches.

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Make the ice cream mixture.

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.

Creamy, luscious ice cream with roasted peaches makes this so delicious!

Add the chopped peaches.

Once ice cream is almost ready, add chopped peaches along with any juices from the pan with the peaches.

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Finish making ice cream.

After mixing in the chopped peaches, allow the ice cream to continue making until it has completely made in the ice cream maker.

Serve immediately or freeze for later. Enjoy soft-serve ice cream immediately or freeze for scooping.

Serving and Freezing Instructions

To enjoy soft serve ice cream. If you wish to enjoy immediately after it’s made, scoop into serving bowls or cones for soft serve ice cream.

To freeze for scooping. If not eating immediately as a soft-serve ice cream and wish to enjoy later as firmer, scoop ice cream, then freeze it immediately. Place the ice cream in an airtight container with lid or a dish or loaf pan, wrap very well, and place in freezer for a few hours to overnight for a firmer ice cream. Then serve by scooping and return any remaining ice cream to the freezer.

Ice cream should last in the freezer for about two weeks.

Homemade ice cream needs to be enjoyed a bit faster than store bought as homemade doesn’t contain preservatives.

Recipe Tips

  • The peaches you use are important. Ripe, juicy peaches are best. You can use frozen peaches after they are completely thawed. However, I do not recommend using canned peaches for this recipe. Roasting the peaches as the recipe adds another level of flavor as well!
  • Start with a frozen ice cream maker bowl. I keep the bowl, or insert, for my ice cream maker in the freezer all the time that it’s not in use. That way it is always ice cold and ready to make ice cream. If you don’t store it in the freezer, I recommend placing it in the freezer a couple of days prior to use for the best results. It will help the ice cream freeze better and be smoother
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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do you use dairy with high-fat content?

Ice cream is better with dairy with high-fat content, such as heavy whipping cream and whole milk. It is what helps give the ice cream its smooth and creamy texture as well as its rich flavor. Low-fat dairy can leave the ice cream lacking in flavor, may not freeze as well, and can make the ice cream icy. Generally, the higher the fat content, the richer and smoother the ice cream will be.

Why is sugar important in ice cream?

Not only does sugar make the ice cream sweet, sugar may actually affect the texture. Too little can cause the ice cream to be hard as a rock, and too much may keep it from freezing properly.

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More Favorite Peach Recipes

Juicy peaches make some crowd favorite recipes! Here are some more favorites:

Easy Peach Cobbler

Spicy Peach BBQ Sauce

Classic Peach Pie

Grilled Peaches with Honey and Ice Cream

Peach Tea

Blueberry Peach Salsa

Here’s my Peach Ice Cream Recipe. I can’t wait to hear how you like it.

Peach Ice Cream Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Luscious homemade Peach Ice Cream recipe that's so creamy and full of peaches! A recipe secret makes it extra rich and peachy and so delicious!
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 16 (1/2 cup) servings

Ingredients 

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
  • cups whipping cream
  • 1 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions 

  • 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.

Notes

Makes 2 quarts

 

Serving and Freezing Instructions

To enjoy soft-serve ice cream. If you wish to enjoy it immediately after it’s made, scoop it into serving bowls or cones for soft-serve ice cream.
To freeze for scooping. If not eating immediately as a soft serve ice cream and wish to enjoy it later as firmer, scoop ice cream, then freeze it immediately. Place the ice cream in an airtight container with a lid or a dish or loaf pan, wrap very well, and place in the freezer for a few hours to overnight for a firmer ice cream. Then serve by scooping and return any remaining ice cream to the freezer.
Ice cream should last in the freezer for about two weeks.
Homemade ice cream needs to be enjoyed a bit faster than store-bought as homemade doesn’t contain preservatives.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5 cup | Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 119mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 439IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Enjoy!

Robyn xo

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40 Comments

  1. LOL! NOW, I see where it reads ice cream maker. Your recipe’s making me go blind. I better read the instructions a few times BEFORE making this ice cream.

  2. I’ve been lurking on your site for awhile now and I’m REALLY enjoying reading your recipes and stories. I just gotta tell ya that this recipe has me drooling! I gotta try this ASAP! I noticed you didn’t mention using an ice cream maker. Can I just use a plastic container? Thanx for your response.

  3. Well you had me at roasted peaches but then you had to go and add maple syrup? I am SO into this!

    1. I hope you love it. Those are my two tricks for our ultimate peach ice cream. It just takes it over the top!

  4. my god daughter has been asking for homemade ice cream for a while now! Looks like I found the perfect recipe!

    1. I some peach slices that I froze during peach season this year. Could those be roasted for the ice cream. Also, I love your old fashioned vanilla ice cream (custard base). Any reason why I couldn’t use that base to make the peach ice cream? Thanks!

    2. LuAnne, let the peaches thaw before roasting but they should be fine in this ice cream. You could use the old fashioned ice cream base to make the peach ice cream if you want. Hope you enjoy!