Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Peaches & Cream

Guess what? I brought the ice cream maker out to play this weekend. I mixed together sweet cream and fresh peaches which was all sorts of goodness. It made us smile all over our faces and each cold bite warmed our ice cream obsessed hearts. There's something sweetly soothing about that creamy, dreamy goodness that is churned up into a frozen treat and delivered to dance in our mouths by way of a spoon.

This ice cream is simple, Southern and downright good for the soul.

Peaches & Cream Ice Cream

(makes 1 quarts, recipe can be doubled)

1 cup heavy cream
1 pint whole milk
1 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
2 fresh peaches, diced

Combine cream, milk and sugar into a heavy bottomed sauce pan. Bring to a light boil over medium heat. Watch carefully making sure the mixture doesn't boil over. Remove pan from heat. Beat egg yolks in a mixing bowl and slowly wisk in 1 cup of the hot cream mixture. Gradually add the egg mixture back into the hot cream. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the cream coats the of a spoon, or reaches a temperature of 170 degrees. This will take approximately 6-8 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours.

Pour ice cream mixture into the body of your ice cream maker. Churn for 20-25 minutes or until ice cream reaches desired texture. Mix peaches into the ice cream during the last 2-3 minutes of churning.

Just treat yourself. Please?

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