Fresh Peach Ice Cream

A wonderfully creamy ice cream loaded with fresh peaches and natural peach juice.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep 30 minutes
Freezer time 7 hours 30 minutes
Total 8 hours
Servings 1 quart
Calories 3175 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 1½ to 2 pounds fresh peaches peeled, pitted and chopped finely into tiny pieces
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar divided
  • teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream divided
  • Pinch of salt
  • 6 egg yolks
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
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  1. Combine the peaches, ½ cup of the sugar and the lemon juice in a medium bowl. Stir well, cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Warm the milk, remaining ¼ cup sugar, 1 cup of the heavy cream and the salt in a medium saucepan over low heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Pour the remaining 1 cup heavy cream into a large bowl and place a fine-mesh sieve on top. Whisk the egg yolks in a medium bowl. Slowly pour the warmed milk mixture into the egg yolks, whisking constantly. Scrape the mixture back into the saucepan.
  4. Place the saucepan over medium heat and stir constantly with a rubber spatula, being sure to scrape the bottom of the pan as you stir, until the mixture thickens and coats the back of the spatula, a few minutes. The mixture should register 170 to 175 degrees F on an instant-read digital thermometer.
  5. Pour the custard through the fine-mesh sieve and stir it into the cream. Stir in the vanilla extract and place the bowl over an ice bath. Stir occasionally, until the mixture is cool. Cover and transfer the custard to the refrigerator until completely chilled, at least 8 hours or overnight.
  6. When ready to churn the ice cream, place a fine-mesh sieve over the bowl with the custard and pour the peaches into the sieve, allowing the accumulated juice to strain into the custard. Whisk the juice into the custard and set the peaches aside. Freeze the mixture in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions, adding the peaches when the churning is about three-quarters complete. Transfer to a freezer-safe container and store in the freezer.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are base on the whole recipe

Nutrition Facts
Fresh Peach Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3175 Calories from Fat 1935
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 215g 331%
Saturated Fat 124g 620%
Cholesterol 1848mg 616%
Sodium 368mg 15%
Potassium 2951mg 84%
Total Carbohydrates 288g 96%
Dietary Fiber 17g 68%
Sugars 259g
Protein 44g 88%
Vitamin A 252.9%
Vitamin C 104.7%
Calcium 79.2%
Iron 32.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.