Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Honey Peach Ice Cream

This week's Tuesdays With Dorie baking challenge was Dorie's Honey Peach Ice Cream, chosen by Tommi of Brown Interior (who has the recipe within her blog). What a great choice and a perfect time for ice cream! This was the first ice cream I've made since last year so I certainly appreciated a TWD excuse to crank up my ice cream maker.

To make this ice cream, fresh peaches are softened and blended with honey for a peach puree.

To form a custard base, milk and heavy cream are warmed up in a saucepan...

... while egg yolks and sugar are whisked together in a small bowl.

The peach puree, warmed milk/cream mixture and egg/sugar mixture are then combined to create the ice cream mixture...

Once the mixture is chilled, it's ready to churn in the ice cream maker.

After churning, the ice cream is placed in the freezer to allow the flavors to meld. It's a good idea to plan ahead in making ice cream because I've found the longer it freezes before serving, the better the flavor. I know... it's tempting to wait for homemade ice cream, but trust me when I say it's definitely worth it!

Check out how the other TWD bakers did with the recipe by checking out the Tuesdays With Dorie website!