Millions of Peaches August 2, 2011 – Posted in: Cooking

Sshhh…do you hear that? It’s August. I thought July was never going to end! It was seriously the busiest month I’ve had in I can’t even remember how long! The Hubs was gone for a whole week, my Mother-in-Law and Sister-in-Law came to stay with us for a week, we had 3 family events, 4 birthdays, 7 doctor appointments, 4 round trips to the airport, and every day was full of regular life activities like grocery shopping, running errands, cooking and cleaning, and of course, sewing. I’m glad to leave July behind and I’m so looking forward to the peaceful quiet of August!

But for now, I’m enjoying my favorite parts of summer…the food! I love roadside stands and if you’re selling peaches or boiled peanuts you’ll get my business every.single.time. I’ve been craving peaches and eating them at an incredible rate lately!

Yesterday I was in the mood for some homemade peach ice cream and I thought since it’s SO easy to make at home, and WITHOUT an ice cream maker, that I’d share this easy and delicious recipe.

You just need 4 main ingredients for your ice cream base:
2 cups of milk
2 cups of heavy whipping cream
1 cup of sugar
1 tsp of vanilla extract

I make this ice cream year round with other yummy fruits like strawberries and blueberries. The amount of fruit you add is up to your personal taste, but for this go-round, I used 2 peaches.

Slice them up nice and tiny. When frozen, you don’t want huge chunks of fruit in your ice cream. Or maybe you do!

Get an 8 cup tupperware container with a lid. Pour in the 2 cups of milk.

Then the 2 cups of heavy whipping cream.

Then the sugar and the vanilla.

Stir to incorporate. You want to get the sugar all mixed in really well and not settled on the bottom.

Then add your fruit!

Since the fruit floats, you’ll want to stir it around several times over the next few hours while it freezes.

And after impatiently waiting, and sneaking bites while stirring, the reward will be amazing! Enjoy!