Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Summer Peach Ice Cream

Summer for us is a time of plenty. Everything is baring its fruit. So the trick is...how to preserve the excess for the months of no fruit. We have PEACH orchards and we have begun to pick the fruit. In my opinion the best fruit is a little later in the season. And so I wait, to bottle the varieties that we love. Each year the number of bottles of PEACHES that I put up increases, my kids are getting bigger! The past few years I have done 100 bottles and have always run out before the next crop is ready. Today I thought that PEACH Ice Cream sounded yummy and so I went to the pantry to get a couple of quarts of PEACHES, and discovered that we only have a few bottles left....just in time! I am excited to begin bottling in the next month, it will be nice to have a supply again.
Summer Peach Ice Cream, is amazing! It is very simple to make and you can use either fresh or bottled PEACHES. I have made it with both, can't really say which I like better. The Boy says that this is the best ice cream he has ever tasted (in is 15 years).

Summer Peach Ice Cream
2 1/2 lbs. peaches, peeled and chopped or
2 qts. of drained peaches
1 c. white sugar
1 pint half-n-half
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 can evaporated milk
1 t. vanilla
2 c. whole milk
Puree peaches, sugar and half -n-half in food processor. I usually do this in two batches, it will spill over if you do not. Pour into large bowl and add other ingredients. Chill in refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Freeze in ice cream freezer to manufactures directions. I use a counter top freezer and this recipe makes two batches. Call the family together, and ENJOY!


rachelle said...

ooooo. i cannot WAIT to try it! i also am so stoked that you can use bottled peaches! (nice pic of the peaches btw, it is so hard to get a mason jar to look right photographed!) i can't believe you put up so many qts of peaches. you are such a champ. and a great friend. really. love you! (and the new sig is so great. that font is so cute with t.f.w.!)

Susie Homemaker said...

i've got this one marked to try - i only wish i had seen it earlier - i just used up all my peaches and they are too expensive to buy now!! maybe i will run into some on the cheap and I can try out this recipe!!

Foodycat said...

Oh yum! I can only imagine how fragrant that icecream must be.