A Peachy Ice Cream Day

Southeast Dairy Association - Peach Ice Cream

Did you know that National Peach Ice Cream Day is July 17? Southerners, you can be a huge fan of sweet peaches, and you can be an even bigger fan of cool ice cream on a hot summer’s day. When you learn this day exists, it’s really no surprise. It makes perfect sense to combine these two loves for a special day, and The Dairy Alliance just so happens to have a few recipes that fit. 

Southeast Dairy Association - peach preserves sundae

The Georgia Peach Preserves Sundae is a delectable treat perfect to make for a shared celebration. Why? It’s a simply Southern creation comprised of peach preserves, toasted pecans, ice cream and—if you aren’t already rushing to the kitchen—a slice of pound cake. The recipe requires half the cake, leaving plenty for a treat the day after National Peach Ice Cream Day! 

While the Georgia Peach Smoothie recipe doesn’t include ice cream in its ingredients, this is an easy base for a peach milkshake. Or perhaps you want to pair your peaches up with blueberries like in our Blues Buster Blueberry and Peach Smoothie. Whichever you choose as a base, up the dairy and make this an official July 17 drink. Add a few scoops of vanilla ice cream to the blender and you have your next treat to enjoy on the front porch. 

If you need a true peach ice cream, turn to the Homemade Peach Ice Cream. This traditional ice cream will require extra preparation time, as you need to combine the peach slices, lemon juice and additional ice cream ingredients to set before throwing in the ice cream maker, but the taste is worth the wait! Whether topping a warm cobbler (anyone need some extra peaches?) or on its own, this peach ice is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and feel true to the National Ice Cream Month and National Peach Ice Cream Day holidays. Isn’t that peachy! 

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