Homemade Peach Ice Cream

Personally, this is our favorite way to freeze peaches! Perfect for sundaes, as well as any other day of the week!

homemade peach ice cream recipe

Prep Time: 45 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Chilling Time: 12 Hours
Yield: 20 servings


  • 8 medium peaches, peeled and chopped into 1/2” cubes (see note)
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 6 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract


  • Using a large bowl, add chopped peaches, 1/2 cup of sugar, and lemon juice; stir until well combined. Let peaches sit for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, pour half-and-half into a medium saucepan. Place over medium-low heat until it just begins to simmer.
  • Using a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and remaining 1 cup of sugar until well blended.
  • Gradually pour the heated half-and-half into the egg yolk mixture; whisking vigorously the entire time.
  • Transfer this mixture back into the saucepan and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until custard thickens noticeably and coats a wooden spoon, about 4-6 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, using a separate bowl, whisk together the whipping cream and vanilla extract.
  • Once the custard mixture has thickened, remove from heat and add the whipping cream mixture; stir until well combined. Pour mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into a clean container.
  • Using an immersion blender (or a potato masher), lightly puree peaches so that some large chunks still remain.
  • Add peaches to custard and stir until well combined. Cover with plastic wrap, pressing the plastic directly onto the surface of the mixture, and refrigerate at least 1 hour, or overnight.
  • Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's directions.
  • For a softer ice cream, serve immediately. For a harder ice cream, transfer mixture into a freezer-safe container and freeze for 3-4 hours.


  • You can substitute about 3-1/2 cups of frozen peaches. Just make sure to thaw them before using in the recipe.

This recipe is from our friend David at Spiced. Make sure to take a moment and admire his work! He has some amazing recipes you have to check out! 
Thanks David!


  • can’t wait to get my peaches so I can try all these recipes.!!!!!

    lynda gaglia
  • Love your recipes!!

    Melanie Lee

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