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Original Pêche

In Food, Recipes on July 20, 2009 at 8:28 am


If there is one food I associate with summer, it has to be peach ice cream. When I was I kid we’d go to my grandparents’ for a three weeks each summer, and my grandfather would make THE WORLD’S BEST fresh peach ice cream in a hand-crank ice cream maker with ice and rock salt. When my husband and I got married, we registered for a beautiful White Mountain Hand Crank Ice Cream Maker specifically so that we could make my grandfather’s ice cream exactly to plan. Yesterday we made a batch—my husband’s first go at homemade ice cream. Yes, it’s a workout turning the crank for 20 minutes, but the payoff is quite simply sublime.

Peach Ice Cream

4 eggs

2 cups sugar

4 generous cups ripe yellow peaches, pureed (from about 4 lbs peaches, peeled)

4 cups heavy cream

2 tsp. vanilla (scant)

1 tsp. almond extract (scant)

1/2 tsp. salt. Beat eggs and sugar together until thick. Add peaches, cream, extracts and salt. Mix well. Freeze in ice cream maker. Makes about 3 quarts.


  1. Do you remember how we treated our fellow residents on Tanners Court to proper American ice cream when Papa visited? They went absolutely wild (not a surprise since the leading English ice cream is made by the leading purveyor of sausages.

  2. The thing with this sort of ice cream maker is that, charming as it is, it’s HARD cranking that thing! Perfect for a wedding registry since you need a man to go with it.

  3. Heather. Darn you for posting this. Now I need ice cream and it’s only 9:44 am.

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