07 July 2016

Fresh Peach Ice Cream - Fresh Blueberry Sauce

Fresh Peach Ice Cream with Fresh Blueberry Sauce / www.delightfulrepast.com

July is National Ice Cream Month, and the third Sunday of July is National Ice Cream Day. Perfect time to make fresh peach ice cream, if the peaches are at the height of their season in your area. Sometimes I cook a custard base for my ice cream, but this is a simple egg-free no-cook ice cream. 

Fresh peach ice cream is only as good as your peaches (yellow peaches, please). If your peaches are less than perfectly ripe, sweet and flavorful, pick another flavor of ice cream to make while you wait for better peaches.

Bringing home great peaches is an art. First of all, they must be organic yellow peaches. Next, I like to make sure they were picked at the best time. You can tell a peach that has been picked too soon by its "green shoulders" around the stem end. Give it the sniff test. Does it smell like a peach or just a fuzzy styrofoam ball?

Now that you have your perfect peaches, don't skimp on step one of the directions. Chop the peaches into about 1/4-inch dice, and let them macerate for at least an hour. This will result in peach flavor throughout the ice cream, not just in the little chunks of frozen peach in it. 

What is your favorite ice cream? Will you be making some this month? 


Fresh Peach Ice Cream with Fresh Blueberry Sauce / www.delightfulrepast.com

Simple Fresh Peach Ice Cream 


(Makes about 5 cups)

1 1/2 cups peeled and chopped perfectly ripe yellow peaches (from 1 pound whole)
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
2/3 cup (4.66 ounces/132 grams) sugar, divided
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/4 cups (10 fluid ounces/296 ml) heavy whipping cream
1 cup (8 fluid ounces/237 ml) milk (I used 2%)
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
Pinch salt

Fresh Blueberry Sauce


3 tablespoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cup fresh blueberries (6-ounce/170 gram clamshell package)
1 1/2 teaspoons non-GMO cornstarch
1 tablespoon water

1 Place peeled and chopped peaches in 2-cup glass measure; stir in lemon juice and half of the sugar. Let macerate for at least an hour.

2 In medium bowl (I use a 2-quart glass measure to make pouring easier), whisk together remaining sugar and cinnamon, then cream, milk, extracts, and salt until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in the peaches with their juice. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.

Tip: The cinnamon disperses better when mixed with the sugar before other ingredients are added. 

3 Assemble the Cuisinart ICE-21 Frozen Yogurt-Ice Cream-Sorbet Maker; turn it on. While it is running, pour the chilled mixture through the spout. Let mix until thickened, about 15 minutes.

4 Transfer the soft ice cream to a freezer-safe airtight container and place in freezer for at least 3 hours. If frozen very solid, remove from freezer 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

5 Make the sauce. In 1-quart saucepan, whisk together sugar, cinnamon and salt. Stir in water and lemon juice, then blueberries. Cook over medium heat until berries start releasing their juices, about 2 minutes. Mix together cornstarch and water. Gently stir it into hot berries and simmer, stirring gently, for 2 minutes. Let stand at room temperature to cool. Refrigerate if not using within 2 hours. 

66 comments:

Marilyn Miller said...

I just love this season of fresh fruit. The ice cream and the sauce both look delicious.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Marilyn. Peach is probably my favorite fruit, but it's hard to choose just one!

Audrey said...

And Peach Ice Cream Day is July 17th.

My neighbor has some peaches on her tree she is begging me to come pick, so I will have plenty for this.

THanks for sharing on Creative K Kids #TastyTuesdays

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Audrey, I wish *I* had a neighbor with a peach tree! (I'd probably pick it clean and never be invited back!)

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Hi Jean! Wow, would I ever love a bowl of your peach ice cream and then to top it off with blueberry sauce!!! My favorite homemade ice cream is strawberry. I'm thinking your blueberry sauce would be tasty on it, too.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Kitty! I've posted at least one strawberry ice cream recipe, too, so check it out!

Thomas "Sully" Sullivan said...

Can it be…yes…I think...maybe…oh, almost certainly…this is good…no – grand…yum, yum…so far, so good…puh, fuzzy Styrofoam balls…almost, almost – YES: 5 cleavers!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Sully, I am deeply honored to have my recipe awarded the coveted 5 Cleavers Award!

Pom Pom said...

Hi Jean! Oh, I do love a perfect peach! Your recipe is lovely!
Must go in pursuit of perfect peaches . . .

Jill said...

I just love peaches and this looks delicious! :-) Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful evening.

Blessings,
Jill

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Karen, thank you! I hope you'll give it a try this summer when you find those perfect peaches.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Jill! Hope you have a wonderful evening as well.

Jeanie said...

Oh Jean, that blueberry sauce sounds like it would be just fabulous on absolutely anything! It's a keeper!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Jeanie! I like it on waffles and pancakes.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my yum ~ Ice cream and blueberry sauce, why yes!!! Thank you for linking up to Thoughts of Home on Thursday. We really appreciate you! Have a wonderful weekend!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Laura, thank *you*!

Angie Schneider said...

My favourite is HOMEMADE...anything homemade! So much better than those sugar loaded storebought ones. Your peach ice cream looks awesome with that beautiful blueberry sauce.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Angie! That's what I love about making my own, being able to cut waaaaay back on the sugar.

Bernideen said...

Dear Jean:
What a great recipe and perfect for summertime and especially wonderful for the 4th of July! Thanks for sharing.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Bernideen! I'd like to use an old-fashioned wooden crank ice cream freezer, but ... well ... *I* am not going to be the one to crank it!

Cocoa and Lavender said...

Jean - I love peach ice cream, but only when peaches are in season. And the blueberry sauce is a great addition, as peaches and blueberries are a great combo. (I once made a peach and blueberry jam - since it was my own recipe and I had never made it, I just assumed a golden jam and little blue polka dots throughout. Ha! It turned totally blue - but very tasty! Thinking of peaches as Southern and blueberries as Northern, I named it the "Jam of Northern Aggression.") It's just about time to go o arch picking here. Ice cream here I come!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Ha! David, I love that name for your jam containing those aggressive blueberries! :D

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Oh my does this ever look wonderful for the short window that peaches are in season around here.! :)

Margie said...

YUM! I love ice cream! My current favourite flavour is Earl Grey by Foundry Ice Cream (a local ice cream maker). Every August, there is a peach festival in a local community. I keep missing it, but maybe this year, I'll finally make it!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Deb! I use my freezer to take advantage of that "short window!"

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Margie, thank you for reminding me! A few years ago I thought of making Earl Grey ice cream, then I never did it. Must get on it!

Stephanie said...

Now this is just the thing to enjoy during the summertime. My husband, son, and I would love this and I am putting it on my "must make" list :)

Wishing you a lovely Sunday. Hugs!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Stephanie, thank you so much! My husband is not the huge fan of peaches that I am, but even he loves this ice cream and would happily eat it every day!

Marilyn Lesniak said...

Congratulations! Your post was my feature pick from my Commenters at #ThursdayFavoriteThings this week. Visit me on Wednesday evening and to see your feature and grab your badge! I invite you to leave more links to be shared and commented upon.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Marilyn, thank you so much! I'm honored! Thank you for hosting and sharing.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

As an ice cream enthusiast...I am highly intrigued!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, OE! I hope you'll give it a try!

Marilyn Lesniak said...

Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at the #RecipeSharingParty! I hope to see you next week. Pinned and Yummed. Please visit #OverTheMoon on Sunday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings for more sharing fun! Don't forget to Comment your link #'s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks so much, Marilyn! Pins and Yums and any kind of SM shares are greatly appreciated.

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious Jean, I need to try it, thanks for sharing Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting.

Annette, 3 Little Buttons said...

That sounds very yummy. Whilst I love the idea of making ice cream, I don't think it's one I am going to get round to doing. But I know where to come looking if I need the recipe after all. Thank you for linking up to the #DreamTeam

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Swathi, thanks so much. You are the best! Be sure to come back Thursday for my Earl Grey Ice Cream.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Annette! Yes, Delightful Repast is "headquarters" for all sorts of things to do with peaches!

Clairejustine said...

Whoo this looks so yummy, I could eat some now :)

handmade by amalia said...

Wow. Double Wow. The perfect summer dish.
Amalia
xo

April J Harris said...

What a gorgeous summer treat, Jean! Your Peach Ice Cream looks so delicious and I love the blueberry sauce too. What a great idea to add cinnamon to it. Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop. Sharing on the H&S hop FB page :-)

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Good Morning Jean,
Doing a little visiting this morning before I make my way to the garden and go on my walk.
Jean, this is a beautiful dessert and I can only imagine how delicious this combination tastes together.
I am pinning this one, right this minute!
Have a lovely Tuesday!
Jemma

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Clairejustine, I could, too! Except for one thing, it's all gone! I need to pick up more peaches at the farmers market tomorrow.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Amalia! And this is such an easy ice cream to make.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

April, thank you so much. Since I'm not on FB (or so many other SM things) myself, I really appreciate your sharing my posts there.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Jemma, thank you AND thank you for Pinning. Much appreciated. Hope you're enjoying your walk (that's what *I* need to be doing now, but it's not going to happen today!).

Suzie Jackson said...

WOW ok I am watering at the mouth wishing to have some right now. I have never made ice cream before I should try this. Partying with you today from the homemaking party! :-)

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Suzie, thank you! I hope you will try it soon and enjoy it as much as we do!

Culinary Envy said...

I will take a pint to go please! This is my favorite summertime treat! Can't wait to try your recipe. Pinned.

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Oh gosh I wish I had a bowl of this right now!.. Do you deliver? Pure summertime and thanks for sharing the recipes!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Susan, I'd love to deliver a pint of this and pick up a batch of your brownies!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Cathy, I'd love to pop in with a batch of this for you and take a tour of your 1929 charmer!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh my goodness - home-made peach ice-cream and fresh blueberry sauce! Is there anything better? Love, love, love <3 x Karen

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Karen! It's perfect for summer!

Summer said...

I would love to dive into some of this right now! Looks delicious ♥

summerdaisy.net

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Summer, thank you! Peaches (and tomatoes) are my favorite things about summer.

Jenna Owens said...

I've been wanting to make something with fresh peaches lately! Ice cream would be such a yummy way to enjoy them.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Jenna! I hope you'll make some soon, it's just soooo summery!

jennielynn said...

This sounds so amazing.You combined to of my favorites in this recipe, peaches and blueberries! I never would have thought I could make homemade ice cream. The recipe you shared makes it easy for me to understand and I love the idea of homemade natural ice cream .Thank you so much.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you so much, jennielynn. That's what I aim for -- giving all the details so that even someone who has never made it before can have success with it!

Manu said...

Jean, thanks for commenting my post, I do appreciate.
This ice cream looks delicious and colored; perfect for summer.
What a cute blog you have, I'm following you.
Have a nice day.
Manu

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Manu, thank you so much! I really appreciate that and wish you a wonderful day too.

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh my goodness, Jean! I love peach anything, and your admonition that the peaches be completely ripe is so important. Blueberry sauce? Yum! As far as making ice cream this summer, after spending 2 months in virtual immobility, I better not even consider it. Later, yes. And my favorites are peach or cherry nut or raspberry. I love the fruit flavors and although i almost never eat Culver's custard, it still always disappoints me to see their marquee (sp?) naming yet another variation of chocolate as flavor of the day.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Judy, I'd hoped you'd see this one (knowing your love of peaches). I'm with you on the fruit; chocolate is highly overrated! I hope you'll be active enough soon to work off some ice cream calories!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

This sounds so delicious, and perfect summer dessert! My husband is in charge of our new ice cream maker, so I will have to show him your recipe :)

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

BRnLC, thank you! Be sure to tell him I have lots more flavors listed under Desserts on my Recipes index page.

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