Peach Vanilla Ice Cream

Peach Vanilla Ice Cream

Peach Vanilla Ice Cream

I love peaches. When I was a kid I heard peaches came from Georgia and I tormented my parents that we should move to Georgia. I even ordered peach trees for my parents’ yard when I was in high school. I decided to use some of the peaches I recently picked up by making ice cream. I added some vanilla and orange zest for some extra flavor- but mostly just added plenty of peaches. Oh yum!!!

Peach Ice Cream

3-4 ripe peaches

2 c. half and half

1 c. sugar, or to taste

1 T. vanilla

1 T.  orange zest

Peel and dice peaches. Cook in a small amount of water and a little sugar until tender. If you don’t precook the peaches they will be icy and hard in the ice cream. Cool and drain. In bowl combine half and half and sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved. Add remaining ingredients and stir well. Place in ice cream machine and process according to manufacturer’s directions. If you don’t have an ice cream maker place mixture in a shallow pan and freeze solid. Remove from freezer and allow to soften a little at room temperature then break up into chunks and place in a mixing bowl. Beat with a mixer until smooth and return to freezer. Makes 1 quart.