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Peach Ice Cream

  • Yield: Makes 1 quart


  • 3-4 large ripe peaches, sliced but not peeled
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish


  1. Combine peaches, lemon juice, and 1/2 cup sugar in a nonreactive bowl. Let sit for 2 hours, covered. Stir occasionally. (If desired, reserve 1/2 cup of peach mixture to use in ice-cream sodas.)

  2. Lightly mash peaches with potato masher. Stir in milk and vanilla; let stand for 1/2 hour.

  3. Using an electric mixer, beat egg and egg yolk at high speed until light in color. Gradually add the remaining 1/4 cup sugar, beating until incorporated. Lower speed and add cream, then peach mixture; mix to blend. Pour into ice-cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. (If using a hand-cranked ice-cream maker, first chill shell of the machine for 24 hours in the freezer.) Serve in goblets and garnish with fresh mint sprigs.

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