Peaches and Cream Ice Cream

This homemade creamy Peaches and Cream Ice Cream is the exactly the summer dessert we all need to have stashed in our freezers! Made simply with just seven pantry staple ingredients. Fresh sweet peaches mixed with a custard base (milk and eggs!), a splash of vanilla, and just pinch of salt. It does not get any easier! Each bite is creamy, perfectly sweet, and filled with fresh peach chunks. When everything is together, you have a scoop (or two!) of ice cream that’s summery, rich, extra creamy, and SO good. This ice cream is definitely everyone’s favorite, from kids to adults! It’s truly the perfect summer dessert to keep in the freezer for the hottest days of the year.

two waffle cones on a white plate with two scoops of ice cream each, extra cones, and peaches around

About The Recipe

Is there a better summer treat than ice cream?

Especially when it’s homemade peaches and cream. It’s a classic! A creamy vanilla base that’s mixed with a whole heck ton of fresh peaches? There’s no better way to appreciate one of the best fruits.

When peaches are in season, it brings this ice cream to a whoooole ‘nother level. There’s just something about a spoonful of this ice cream that can make the hottest of summer days seem cool.

two waffle cones of ice cream in a cup with peach slices, cone crumbs, and peaches

And, I’ll be honest. I am a peach-aholic. I have been enjoying peaches in all forms my entire life! From freshly picked to yogurt. It’s definitely just one of those fruits that bring me back to my childhood and make me happy.

We had just never tried making our own peach concoction…that is, until now!

The first attempt came out so good that we just had to share it with all of you. We keep making it and we definitely have lots stored in the freezer for those warmer days.

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

  • Fresh Peaches
  • Sugar
  • Whole Milk
  • Heavy Cream
  • Corn Syrup
  • Salt
  • Egg Yolks
  • Vanilla
egg yolks, chopped peaches, heavy cream, whole milk, sugar, corn syrup, vanilla, and salt on a marble counter

Instructions

In a small sized bowl, mix together the peaches and sugar. Cover and set aside for 12-24 hours. Strain and set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until smooth.

Combine the milk, corn syrup, and vanilla in a small pot. Heat until hot, but not boiling.

milk and heavy cream in a small pot

While whisking constantly, add a small amount of hot milk mixture to egg yolk mixture. Repeat until milk and egg mixture are combined.

Pour the mixture into a medium sized pot and cook down over medium-low heat for 10-15 minutes, or until the custard begins to thicken.

Strain into a clean bowl and place over an ice bath to cool down.

Once cooled, pour the base into the ice cream machine and freeze according to the machines instructions. Ours takes about 30 minutes.

Transfer into a freezer safe container and store until frozen solid, about 4 hours.

peaches and cream ice cream in a container

How To Store

The best thing about ice cream is it’s so easy to store! Just keep in a freezer safe container (or, an ice cream container) and it’ll keep for about a month.

Substitutions

  • You can use frozen peach chunks to make the simple syrup. Just make sure the chunks are thawed!
  • If you don’t have whole milk, you can use half and half.
two cones of peaches and cream ice cream in a mint julep cup with peaches and ice cream cone crumbs

Expert Tips

  • Don’t overheat the milk!
  • Be sure to stir continuously and slowly pour small amount of milk into the egg yolks. You don’t want to cook them!
  • You can enjoy this ice cream as a soft serve.

When you make this Peaches and Cream Ice Cream, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

two waffle cones on a white plate with two scoops of ice cream each, extra cones, and peaches around

Peach and Cream Ice Cream

Traci
Creamy, smooth, perfectly sweet, and made with delicious fresh peaches. This Peaches and Cream Ice Cream is so simple to make and is the ultimate summertime treat!
4.8 from 5 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Additional Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 282 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups chopped fresh peaches
  • cup sugar
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • 4 teaspoons corn syrup
  • teaspoon salt
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla

Instructions

  • Combine peaches and sugar in a small bowl. Cover and place in refrigerator for 12-24 hours.
  • Strain the peaches. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, beat egg yolks and sugar until smooth, about 2-3 minutes. Set aside.
  • Combine milk, cream, corn syrup, and vanilla in a saucepan.
  • Heat over medium low heat until hot, but not boiling.
  • While whisking constantly, add a small amount of hot milk mixture to egg yolk mixture.
  • Repeat until milk and egg mixtures are combined.
  • Pour back into saucepan.
  • Cook over medium low heat, stirring constantly, until custard begins to thicken, about 10-12 minutes.
  • Strain into a clean bowl and place over an ice bath to cool.
  • When cool, stir in peaches, pour into ice cream machine, and freeze according to manufacturer's directions.

Notes

Substitutions:
  • You can use frozen peach chunks to make the simple syrup. Just make sure the chunks are thawed!
  • If you don't have whole milk, you can use half and half.
Expert Tips:
  • Don't overheat the milk!
  • Be sure to stir continuously and slowly pour small amount of milk into the egg yolks. You don't want to cook them!
  • You can enjoy this ice cream as a soft serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 4ozCalories: 282kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 4gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 188mgSodium: 80mgPotassium: 182mgFiber: 1gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 1018IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 98mgIron: 1mg

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