Friday, May 9, 2008

Basic Ice Cream Recipe/ Southern Peach Delight

So, I have been trying out ice cream recipes for the last few months and came across this gem. This is the one that I like the best and it is a good base recipe for more flavors. The recipe calls for peaches, but you could substitute any fruit or ingredients that you want. Raspberries with white and dark chocolate chunks would be good, lemon or lime, or mint chocolate chunk. You can just play around with this recipe until your butt gets as big as mine. Enjoy!

Southern Peach Delight
2 eggs, beaten
1 c. and 3 Tbs. white sugar
3-1/2 fresh peaches, pitted and chopped; (I used 1-1/2 small bags of frozen peaches half way thawed)
1-2/3 c. and 1 Tbsp. heavy whipping cream
1/3 c. milk
3/4 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt

In a saucepan pour in eggs, sugar, cream, milk, and salt. Cook on low, stirring with a whisk constantly (you don't want to burn the cream) until the mixture starts to thicken to a thin custard. Let cool completely in the refrigerator or freezer.While custard cools, puree' all of the fresh peaches (or if using frozen blend 1 bag of the peaches and chop the 1/2 of the other bag.As soon as the custard is cool place the peach puree' and custard in your freezer bowl. Freeze according to manufacturer's directions. Once the ice cream has thickened (almost done) pour in the remaining chopped peaches. Freeze some more and you are done. I put my ice cream in a bowl and let it freeze some more over night in my freezer. Serve as is or sprinkled with sugared pecans. So, so yummy!

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