Blissfully Delicious

Peach Ice-Cream

Let me start this post by saying that the first homemade ice-cream I made was a peach ice cream. I was basically a changed woman after I had this Fresh Georgia Peach Ice-Cream. But since it incorporates the egg yolks without cooking it first, I had to skip it last year when  I was pregnant with my daughter. This recipe however, calls for no egg yolks, and uses sour cream instead, therefore it is safe for anyone who’s unable to eat raw egg yolks. The sour cream adds creaminess in this ice-cream, but to me, this ice-cream is like a mix between sorbet and ice-cream. It is light, refreshing, and it makes me think of peach and cream flavor… what an awesome summer dessert.

Adapted from David Lebovitz’s The Perfect Scoop

4 large very ripe peaches, peeled, cut into chunks (about 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 pounds)
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup peach juice (or 3 tbsp juice and 1 tbsp peach schnapps)
2/3 cup white sugar
1 cup whipping cream (35% fat)
1/2 cup sour cream (full fat)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp lemon juice

Place the peaches, water, juice and schnapps in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cover and cook until the peaches are soft, stirring a few times.

Transfer peaches, along with the liquid, into a non-reactive bowl. Stir in the sugar and let the peach mixture cool, uncovered, to room temperature.

When the peaches have cooled, add the cream, sour cream, vanilla and lemon juice. Puree with an immersion blender until blended but bits of peaches remain.

Cover and chill the mixture thoroughly in the fridge. (You can put in the freezer towards the end to make it extra cold.)

Churn in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Yield: 1 litre

7 Responses to “Peach Ice-Cream”

  1. #
    Kelly — August 4, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Yummy this ice cream looks delicious and such gorgeous pictures! So glad I found your blog, new follower! xoxo

    • h2babe — August 5th, 2011 @ 5:42 pm

      Thanks Kelly, I love your blog as well!

  2. #
    Russell at Chasing Delicious — August 4, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Yum! I love peach ice cream. I made some last summer and it looks like I’ve neglected this summer long enough. Time to make some peach ice cream! This recipe looks scrumptious.

    • h2babe — August 5th, 2011 @ 5:42 pm

      I know what you mean. I was trying to do the same before the season is over with.

  3. #
    Kate@FudgyGoodness — August 7, 2011 at 12:16 am

    Wow,we’re on a bit of homemade ice-cream rollercoaster at the moment,but have not made peach yet. This looks absolutely delightful – thanks for the inspiration!

  4. #
    Robin at Simply Southern Baking — August 7, 2011 at 5:54 am

    Oh yum…this sounds wonderful! Great cool treat for summer, especially with this heatwave going on!


  1. Pingback: The Weekend Dish: 8/6/2011 | Brown Eyed Baker

Leave a Comment