Peaches and Cream Ice Cream is delicious, refreshing, and easy to make! Juicy fresh peaches, vanilla, and a hint of cinnamon are the highlight of this recipe but the best part? Make it regular or sugar free ice cream. The perfect ending to a hot summer evening!
You'll ❤️ This Peach Ice Cream Recipe
"There just isn't anything better than a bowl of ice cream in the summertime. There is nothing like homemade ice cream! Peaches just happens to be my favorite fruit so I couldn't resist. Enjoy!"
Customizable. This simple recipe uses peaches as the main flavor profile but don't let that stop you from creating your own mixture! Mango and peach are a popular combination. Have fun!
Homemade Taste. Homemade peach ice cream is so fresh and delicious and creamy. With simple, easy-to-find ingredients, you can prepare this at home in no time! Bonus, you can easily double or triple the recipe for ice cream every day of the week!
Healthy. This recipe can be made with regular sugar or with a substitute making it sugar free, and gluten-free! There is no difference in taste between the healthier sugar free version and the one with full sugar.
🥘 What You Will Need
Here are the ingredients you will need to make peaches and cream ice cream:
Fresh Peaches - fresh ripe peaches provide the best flavor, frozen peaches can be used in a pinch.
Regular Sugar or Allulose Sugar Substitute - I used Allulose as it leaves no cooling aftertaste in your mouth and does not crystalize. Regular sugar can also be used.
Salt - I used himalayan pink salt just to add minerals, but any table salt will do just fine!
Vanilla Extract - pure vanilla has the best flavor.
For exact ingredient quantities, please see the recipe card below!
🔪 How To Make
Here are the step-by-step instructions for making homemade peach ice cream:
Freeze the ice cream make bowl 24 hours before you intend to make the ice cream.
Blend and Chill
In a food processor, add your peeled and chopped peaches. Pulse until your peaches are finely chopped.
In a medium bowl, use a whisk to combine the milk, cream, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt until combined and the sugar is dissolved. (Note that if you use allulose, it will dissolve quickly, so only short whisking will be needed).
Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours, or overnight.
Turn on the ice cream maker and pour your mixture into the frozen freezer bowl. Let the maker run until a soft and creamy texture is achieved, about 15 to 20 minutes.
Transfer the ice cream to an airtight container and place it in the freezer for about 2 to 3 hours or until it reaches your desired consistency.
🥗 How To Serve
Here are a few ways to serve peaches and cream ice cream:
- Ice cream can, of course, be served all by itself! Garnish with additional fresh peaches or a fresh peach jam.
- Looking for extra sweetness? Drizzle high-quality real maple syrup over the top or honey.
Here are a few ways you can vary or make substitutions to this recipe:
- Use any sugar substitute with a 1:1 sugar ratio as a substitute to allulose and regular sugar.
- Try a different flavor combination of fruits such as mixed berry, strawberry, raspberry, and blueberry. Go tropical with mango, banana, and pineapple.
- Ice cream needs a higher fat content to be nice and creamy. If you are looking to substitute the whole milk, you can try using almond or coconut milk in its place.
- You can add avocado to the ice cream mixture by blending first until smooth. This will add healthy fats and add a creamy texture.
💭 Top Tips
- Be sure to freeze your ice cream bowl to your ice cream maker in the freezer for 24 hours before making the ice cream.
- Use fresh fruit in your ice cream for the best flavor and texture.
- Pulse your fruit in your blender to your desired size. If you want more significant fruit pieces, then blend less.
How To Store
Store your leftover ice cream in the freezer in an air-tight container for up to 30 days for best taste.
The key is blending in a blender until you reach your desired consistency. You don't want large pieces before placing them into your ice cream maker. Add in larger pieces by hand once the ice cream is made for the best result.
You can put as much or as little fruit into your ice cream base as you'd like. For a pint of ice cream, you would want approximately 1 to 2 cups of blended fruit for the best flavor.
Yes! It is a great way to add extra bursts of flavor! You can add spoonfuls of jam as you add to your container for storage and then do a light stir at the end for a swirl, or add to each bowl of ice cream.
✔️ More Peach Recipes
Check out these tasty recipes with peaches:
- Mango Peach Salsa
- Peach BBQ Sauce
- Peach Martini (Skinny No Sugar Added)
- Chipotle Peach Vegan Chili (Crock Pot)
Peaches and Cream Ice Cream
- 2 cups fresh peaches (peeled and chopped)
- 1 cups whole milk
- ¾ cup + 4 tablespoons allulose sugar substitute (or, ⅔ cup + 2 tbsp granulated sugar)
- 1¼ cup heavy cream
- pinch salt
- 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Put the peaches into the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped.
- In a medium bowl, use a whisk to combine the milk, cream, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt just until the sugar is dissolved. (Note that if you use allulose it will dissolve quickly so only a short whisking will be needed)
- Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours, or overnight.
- Turn on the ice cream maker; pour the mixture into the frozen freezer bowl and let the maker run until a soft creamy texture is achieved, about 15 to 20 minutes.
- Transfer the ice cream to an airtight container and place in freezer for about 2 to 3 hours or until it reaches the desired consistency.
- Don't miss all of our helpful hints, substitution ideas, cooking tips, and other delicious recipes that can be found in our post. Check it out!
- VARIATIONS: substitute any favorite berry or a combination. Use regular sugar or allulose sugar substitute - there is no taste or texture difference in this recipe.
- TOP TIPS: the ice cream maker freezer bowl must be very cold - freeze it a minimum of 24 hours prior to making.
- SERVING SUGGESTIONS: serve in a bowl or a cone.
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