I found a recipe at all.recipes.com that sounded great:
- 2 1/2 pounds fresh peaches - peeled, pitted and chopped (Note: I added two extra peaches, chopped, because I love the taste of those peach morsels, partially frozen, in my mouth!)
- 1/2 cup white
- 1 pint half-and-half cream
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups whole milk, or as needed
A couple of changes I made and which didn't seem to affect the taste:
One, I used fat-free evaporated canned milk, and 2% instead of whole milk.
Oh yes! I forgot to add the vanilla (duh!), even though it was right there on the kitchen counter. I suppose I was in too big a hurry to get my ice cream going. Again, I find that the lack of the vanilla doesn't affect the taste.
- Puree peaches with the sugar and half-and-half in batches in a blender or food processor.
- In a gallon ice cream freezer container, mix together the peach mixture, sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, and vanilla. Pour in enough whole milk to fill the container to the fill line, about 2 cups. (Note, I found I only needed to add about one cup milk, probably because I added a few chopped peaches to the mixture.
- Follow the manufacturer's instructions to freeze the ice cream.
I was happy to have enough ice in my refrigerator-freezer to fill the machine.
The little machine is off and running. I placed it in the kitchen sink.
You must add ice cream salt to make the ice melt; that's what makes the ice cream freeze -- that and the rotation of the bucket and turning of the paddle inside the bucket. You probably know all this, but in case you've never done this process, maybe not.
Thirty minutes later and tah-dah! soft-serve ice cream. I placed it in the freezer because I wanted a firmer ice cream.
Now, I am not happy with the picture below. I went ahead and dipped some into a serving glass before I placed the bucket in the freezer. This is the soft-serve version. I'll have a better picture up later tonight. It's going to be a couple of hours before we have our evening meal -- and the peach ice cream for desert. Wish you were here to enjoy a bowl with me.
I have a few peaches left. I wonder what I could come up with for tomorrow?
Later, after the ice cream had firmed up in the freezer: