Monday, April 12, 2010

Nanny's Peach Ice Cream

Not quite sure why but what spring really does is get me EXCITED for summer! One of my fondest childhood summer memories is peach ice cream on my nanny and papas big southern porch.   This weekend got me dreaming of my summers in Fairhope Alabama and that insanely delicious peach ice cream!!

Cannot wait for Summer 2010


  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large ripe peaches, peeled, halved, pitted, and cut into bite-size chunks


In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar.
In a large saucepan, bring the cream and milk to a simmer over low heat. Whisking constantly, slowly pour the hot milk mixture into the egg mixture until combined; return the combined mixture to the saucepan. Cook over low heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until the custard has thickened enough to coat the back of the spoon, stirring constantly. Immediately strain the custard into a bowl. Set the bowl in a larger bowl filled with ice water to cool, stirring occasionally.
Stir the lemon juice and vanilla into the cooled custard. Freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions, adding the peach chunks halfway through the churning process.

*hand churn it like my nanny did for BEST results;)


1 comment:

  1. Wow..that sounds amazing! I once had homemade peach ice cream from a road side stand outside a dairy farm in upstate New was heaven!