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Peach Ice Cream

This is more than just a post about how to make ice cream. This is the story of how a wedding gift keeps on providing joy after more than forty years. Below we'll put an old ice cream freezer to the test and make a summertime favorite, peach ice cream. Please check out the video of us making it and enjoy an old family recipe for this sweet treat. 

In 1982 when we were married one of our wedding gifts was this electric ice cream freezer. The old box, like us, shows it's age but somehow it still keeps on running. So we thought it might be fun to see if we could make one more batch out of this forty year old churn. 

Peach Ice Cream Recipe

Ingredients (makes 4 quarts)

  • 4 large fresh peaches, peeled and chopped or to your preference

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 (12-ounce) can of evaporated milk

  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package of instant vanilla pudding mix

  • 1 (14 ounce) can of sweetened condensed milk

  • 4 cups half and half

  • You'll need some whole milk to bring the mixture up to the proper line in your freezer


Mixing and churning directions

Pour ingredients into churn. You can add more sugar and peaches to taste. Add whole milk until the mixture is at the fill line of the churn. Do not over fill because it will make a mess. 

Close churn and attach motor. Add layers of ice and salt to the recommended level. Continue to add ice and salt until the ice cream is firm. This is usually evident when the churn slows or stops (usually about 30 minutes) For best results, pack the churn with ice and let it sit to continue to freeze. 

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