I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Peach Ice Cream

What a great fall treat.  I love peaches when they come out in the fall.  They are so juicy and full of flavor.  This makes a full gallon of ice cream, so you may want to cut the recipe in half.

(1 gallon)

*4- 6 cups peaches, peeled & sliced
(6 if you want a stronger peach taste, 4 if you want a hint of peach taste)
*1 cup sugar
*1 1/2 cups sugar
*2 tablespoon flour
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*3 eggs, beaten
*1 cup heavy whipping cream
*1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
*4 cups whole milk

~Combine the sliced peaches with 1 cup sugar.
~Let peach-sugar mixture sit for about 2 hours, until peaches have softened and you have a good amount of liquid in the bowl.
~Puree peaches & juice in a blender or use a potato masher.
~Set aside.
~Cook eggs, flour, 1 1/2 cups sugar & salt over low heat, stirring until mixture begins to thicken.  (important to do this slowly, so you don't cook the eggs).
~Pour egg mixture in a bowl and cool to room temperature.
~Once egg mixture is cooled, add the heavy cream & vanilla.
~Whisk until egg mixture lightens.
~Stir in milk & pureed peaches.
~Cover bowl and place in refrigerator for 4-5 hours or overnight.  
~Pour into ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions.
~If you like soft serve, you can serve this now.
~If you like your ice cream hard, put ice cream in to a freezer container and cover.
~Freeze for 6-8 hours.

Helpful Hint:
`Place plastic wrap directly over ice cream before covering and placing in freezer.  This will help to prevent freezer burn.

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