I am so excited to share this recipe with you guys, I can’t even stand it! Ice cream is one of my very favorite things to make! I think a lot of people stray from making homemade ice cream because for some reason or another it feels intimidating to them but I promise you, it is actually very easy. The hardest part is purchasing an ice cream maker. This is the ice cream maker I own and you can get it at Macys. It is an investment but totally worth it. Nothing beats homemade ice cream!
Peach season is in full swing and if you’ve been here for awhile, you know that I have a major obsession with peaches. They are hands down my favorite fruit of all time. I go through a half bushel almost weekly during peach season. This year I knew I wanted to create a homemade peach ice cream. Initially my thought was to do a Peach Biscoff Ice Cream but then I remembered how amazing Graham Central Station is from Handels with the graham cracker swirl, so I decided to do a Peach Pie Ice Cream so I could incorporate some sort of graham cracker element.
This ice cream starts with a custard base that consists of cream, half and half, sugar, egg yolks and a whole bunch of pureed peaches. After making the peach base and allowing it to cool in the fridge for 24 hours, I made a graham cracker butter to swirl throughout the ice cream. The graham cracker butter consists of graham crackers, water, honey, butter and a little bit of salt. It is out of this world! After chilling the base I added it to my ice cream maker to churn. When the peach custard base had 5 minutes left of churning, I added 1 finely diced peach for more peach flavor, 5 sheets of graham crackers and about a cup of graham cracker butter. And YOU GUYS it turned out better than I could have even imagined. It just might be my favorite homemade ice cream recipe yet!
Tips & Tricks:
- Make sure that 24 hours before you make the ice cream, you put your ice cream bowl from your ice cream maker into the freezer (if that’s the type of ice cream maker you have)
- For the chopped peach that you add at the very end of the churning process, make sure that you dice it really really small otherwise the chunks will be too big and become too frozen during the final freezing process.
- The ice cream freezes really firm so when you want to eat it, take it out of the freezer about 10 minutes before you want to eat it so it can soften just a tad.