Peach Maple Walnut Ice Cream

  • Prep Time: 16 hours
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 16 hours 20 minutes


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).


  • 2 Large peaches
  • 3 tbsp Unsalted butter, browned
  • 1 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 3 C Heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 C Sugar
  • 1/4 C Brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp Maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp Bourbon
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 C Walnuts, crushed


  1. Pre-freeze ice cream maker according to manufactures instructions.
  2. Prepare the peaches. Remove the skin with a vegetable peeler and slice into small pieces. Set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in remaining 1 cup of heavy whipping cream.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Continue to churn for another 5 minutes. Add half of the crushed walnuts.
  10. Once mixture has reached custard form, stop the mixer and spoon into freezer safe container. Layer in remaining walnuts.
  11. 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.

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