Southeast Dairy Association - Peach Ice Cream

Homemade Peach Ice Cream

Nothing says summer in the South better than old-fashioned homemade peach ice cream. If peaches aren’t in season, frozen unsweetened peaches work great in this recipe.
Prep Time35 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 14


  • 3 cups peeled, chopped peaches
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons pure vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Peel, core and roughly chop peaches; place in a large mixing bowl. Add 1/2 cup sugar and lemon juice to peaches, stirring until well combined. Set aside for about an hour.
  • Combine milk, cream, remaining 1 cup sugar, vanilla and salt in a medium bowl and stir until sugar is mostly dissolved, about 2 minutes.
  • Add milk mixture to peaches and stir well. Pour mixture into freezer canister of ice cream maker and follow manufacturer’s instructions.


Freeze 2 hours
Serving size: 1/2 cup
Source of recipe: Rebecca Egsieker, The Dairy Chef
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