Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Got Peaches?

I'm a HUGE fan of Paula Deen and just recently I tried her Peach Ice Cream. I TELL YOU WHAT! It was a real treat! It had a wonderful flavor and almost a 'butter-pecan' hint to it! The little chunks of peaches were h-e-a-v-e-n-l-y! This is an absolute must try for you peach lovers out there!

Paula's Peach Ice Cream

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.

1 comment:

  1. One of my best childhood memories is of making peach ice cream with my family. Thanks for the recipe. :)