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Ice cream is one of our greatest accomplishments as humans. Homemade peach ice cream made with fresh, ripe, fragrant peaches and eaten outside under the sun — it hardly gets better than that! This peach ice cream recipe is special for two reasons: honey and cream cheese. They compliment the peach flavor by adding a little floral note and a little tartness, but even better they help keep your homemade ice cream scoopable by preventing big ice crystals from forming. Brilliant? Indeed. Delicious? Indubitably!

I use this Cuisinart ice cream maker (Amazon affiliate link) which requires the canister to be frozen solid before use. For best results when using one of these style ice cream makers, be sure your freezer is set at zero degrees F (or lower) and freeze the canister for at least 24 hours (48 is better if you think that far ahead).

The ice cream mixture can also be made one or two days in advance and stored in the fridge, meaning that once you are ready, you are no more than 20 minutes away from freshly made peach ice cream! So get started!

Also try Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream or Maple-sweetened Frozen Yogurt for a slightly healthier dessert. Scroll down for more ice cream recipes at the bottom!

Peach Ice Cream Recipe – printable!

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Peach Ice Cream Recipe

peach ice cream recipe
  • Author: Hilah Johnson
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 1 quart

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe peaches (or 2 cups frozen peach slices, thawed)
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream (whipping cream)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Peel the peaches and pit them. Dice one and set aside. Put the other peach in a blender or food processor.
  2. Add remaining ingredients (except diced peach) into the blender and puree until smooth.
  3. Refrigerate at least one hour. Refrigerate the diced peaches, too.
  4. When ready to make ice cream, blend the mixture once more to incorporate some air into it, then pour into ice cream maker. Run for 10 minutes or until beginning to thicken. Add diced peaches and let the machine run another 10-15 minutes until soft-set frozen (or follow instructions on your ice cream maker).
  5. Serve immediately for soft-serve ice cream texture or transfer to a container and freeze for an hour for firmer ice cream.
  6. Stored in an airtight container, the ice cream will last about a week in the freezer.

Notes

For best ice cream storage, make sure your freezer temperature is set at 0ºF (-17ºC) and consume within a week.

More ice cream recipes!

Peach Melba

Grape ice cream

Strawberry ice cream

Ice cream tacos

Ice cream pie

Mango coconut sorbet (dairy-free)

Grapefruit sorbet

Maple frozen yogurt

4 Comments

  1. Debbie Clark on December 29, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Loved this easy recipe. I’m going to try it tonight in my Breville ice cream maker that my husband gave me for Christmas. Love your baby too.

    • Hilah on December 29, 2017 at 4:24 pm

      You will LOVE it, Debbie! Enjoy!

  2. Corey on August 26, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    Can it be made without the honey?

    • Hilah on August 26, 2018 at 8:58 pm

      It can. The honey adds a little flavor and helps keep the ice cream from getting sugar crystals in it, but it will still be good without it.

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