Peach Ice Cream results - based on Carb Lover's recipe from 2005
I made peach ice cream tonight with some friends....I searched chowhound for recipes and decided to base mine on Carb Lover's recipe from 2005. I wanted to use a recipe with no egg. The recipe called for almond extract, but I don't like almond extract so I left it out. It also calls for salt which I forgot to add. Here's the link:
Anyway, here's what we did:
Cut up 6 nice, ripe peaches, removed skins. Put these in blender with about 3/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla and about 3 Tablespoons of fresh lemon juice. Blended into a nice puree. Mixed the puree with 2 cups (1 small carton) of whipping cream. Chopped up two more ripe peaches into small pieces and stirred them in. Put them in ice cream maker, churned for about 35 minutes.
The ice cream came out very peachy (a nice, fresh taste which was much stronger once the ice cream was frozen) and very creamy...we ate it when it was soft, although there is some left over which is hardening in the freezer now. Next time I would make this with half and half or even 3 parts milk to 1 part cream.....I thought it tasted like frozen, peachy, whipped cream. If you like that though, then using cream is the way to go. I really liked the small chunks of peach....next time I would put in more of these, possibly even larger chunks.
Thanks so much for reporting back! I'm glad you enjoyed it overall. Funny thing is that I haven't made that ever again. That recipe was during the beginning of my ice cream phase last summer, and by the end, I came to the conclusion that I preferred to give fresh fruits the sorbet treatment. I also prefer cooked custard bases for ice cream/gelato.
Since you don't want eggs, then you might try peach sorbet. Here's a link to an old report and recipe w/ some experimentation on churning time: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...