There was a little ice cream parlor in the historic district of St. Charles MO that sold the most amazing peach ice cream I have ever tasted.
It is closed now. Plus, I don’t live there any more. So, since I was gifted an ice cream maker by my lovely husband, guess what flavor of ice cream I chose to make first!
You guessed it: peach. This ice cream is possibly better than the ice cream that parlor in St. Charles made. It is creamy and soft, with an amazing peach flavor. But it does use raw eggs, so the elderly and pregnant women are advised to stay away. Everyone else can dig right in!
Old Fashioned Peach Ice Cream
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1 3/4 C. granulated sugar
- 5 fresh peaches, pitted and chopped (the riper, the better)
- 2 C. heavy cream
- 1 C. milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- an ice cream maker
Step 1: Puree half the chopped peaches in a food processor or blender. You can puree all of them for a smoother ice cream, but I like chunks of peaches in mine, so I only did half.
Step 2: Mix the sugar and eggs together until smooth. Stir the pureed and chopped peaches into the sugar/egg mixture. Add the cream and milk, as well as the vanilla and salt, and stir well.
Step 3: Pour the ice cream base into your ice cream maker and process according to manufacturer’s directions. It might look like this, if you’re old-school: