It's July! So hard to believe that a month of summer vacation is already gone. We've been having a blast. Here are some photos from our 4th of July weekend:
One of the summer treats we have all been enjoying is fresh peaches. We've been eating loads of them every week and I finally got around to making peach ice cream. It's not a true custard (no eggs or heavy cream) but it was creamy and delicious.
Peach Ice Cream (makes 1.5 quarts)
1.5 lbs ripe peaches
1/2-2/3 cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1.5 T fresh lemon juice
2 cups half and half
Your ingredients all need to be cold to go into the ice cream maker. You can either peel and chop the peaches and refrigerate until cold, or you can make the ice cream custard and refrigerate it all together.
Peel and chop peaches. Place 2/3 of the peaches in a blender with the vanilla, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and 1/4 - 1/3 cup sugar (depending on the sweetness of the peaches and your own taste preferences). Blend until smooth. Add the half and half.
Take the other 1/3 of your peaches and add another 1/4-1/3 cup sugar and 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice. Mash them up (I used a potato masher).
Put the mixture from the blender into the freezer bowl of your ice cream maker. Stir in the mashed peaches. Freeze according to your ice cream maker's instructions.