Hello and welcome to national ice cream month! It’s like a month long holiday where it’s acceptable to eat ice cream everyday right? That’s what I thought. Since July 20th is national ice cream day, I thought it was only fitting to load you guys up with a few more ice cream recipes to celebrate.
This Peach Maple Walnut Ice Cream is all that is right in ice cream. First, lets start with the peaches. They are sautéed in a little bit of browned butter and coated with cinnamon and brown sugar. The peaches are added into an ice cream based flavored with brown sugar, maple syrup and bourbon. To finish it off, I threw in some walnuts. Can I get a heck yes?
You guys know how much I have been chatting about peaches lately. See my last few posts! Well it was only fitting I made an ice cream flavor. My first job was at an ice cream and candy parlor in Southern Vermont. There was a peach ice cream that we had that was enough to day dream about. It made an amazing milkshake.
I decided to combine peaches with a few of my favorite flavors like maple and cinnamon, not to mention bourbon. The bourbon is completely optional, but as I mentioned before, I have a bottle to get rid of, sooooo expect a few more recipes perhaps.
You know who else thought it was a good idea to celebrate all month? OXO kitchen tools. They sent me all sorts of ice cream gadgets to try out including an ice cream scoop, mini chopper and a freezer-safe lock top container just to name a few. The mini chopper was the perfect tool for me to break up my whole walnuts. Speaking of Walnuts, thanks to California Farm Water Coalition for providing me with the Walnuts for this recipe!
One last reminder about homemade ice cream. It takes a little bit of planning. Unless you keep your ice cream maker in the freezer at all times, you will need to allow 12-15 hours of freezing time before you plan to make the ice cream. You also need to make sure that all ingredients are cold before you add it to the machine to churn. It’s best if you make the ice cream the night before you plan to serve it, so it has time to harden, although I don’t mind this ice cream in a soft custard form either!
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The peaches are sautéed in browned butter and coated with cinnamon and brown sugar. The peaches are added into an ice cream based flavored with brown sugar, maple syrup and bourbon (optional).
- Pre-freeze ice cream maker according to manufactures instructions.
- Prepare the peaches. Remove the skin with a vegetable peeler and slice into small pieces. Set aside.
- Brown butter in a medium sized nonstick pot. Butter is ready when it starts to have a nutty aroma and turns slightly brown in color. Add peaches to brown butter and stir to coat.
- Add brown sugar and cinnamon and cook over medium heat until peaches are soft. Use a masher to smash peaches. Remove from heat and cool completely. Refrigerate until ready to make the ice cream.
- In a medium sauce pan, combine 2 cups of heavy cream, sugar, brown sugar, maple syrup, bourbon and cinnamon. Stir until mixture is boiling for 2-3 minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir in remaining 1 cup of heavy whipping cream.
- Refrigerate until mixture is completely cold. If mixture gets slightly firm, it may be reheated until liquid forms again. Return to the freezer to cool rapidly.
- Start your ice cream maker before adding the liquid. Pour liquid in slowly and churn for 10-15 minutes until custard starts to form. Pour the smashed peaches into the ice cream.
- Continue to churn for another 5 minutes. Add half of the crushed walnuts.
- Once mixture has reached custard form, stop the mixer and spoon into freezer safe container. Layer in remaining walnuts.
- Freeze for 4-6 hours.
The prep time and total time includes both the pre-freezing of your ice cream maker and also the freezing time for the ice cream.
Recipes from my friends:
Peaches and Cream Popsicles from Grandbaby Cakes
Dairy-free Vanilla Peach Ice Cream from This Gal Cooks
Peaches and Cream Bars from Sally’s Baking Addiction
Other recipes you might like:
For my other ice cream and frozen treats, click HERE.