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Two Peas and Their Pod: Fresh Peach Ice Cream and Blueberry Swirl Vanilla Ice Cream

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Fresh Peach Ice Cream and Blueberry Swirl Vanilla Ice Cream

We had a great Labor Day weekend. Josh's mom came to visit from California. We had so much fun! We spent a lot of time in the kitchen! I will be sharing our weekend cooking adventures this week!

We made two kinds of ice cream,
David Lebovitz's Fresh Peach and Tartelette's Blueberry Vanilla Swirl. They were both very tasty...and screamed summer! I recommend making these two together...they complimented each other very nicely.

Fresh Utah peaches. They are the best!

We let them simmer with a little sugar.

We added the cream, sour cream, vanilla, and lemon juice to the food processor. This was a super easy recipe!

Time to use the dream machine!
It churned up perfect peach ice cream in no time!

Making the blueberry vanilla custard! Nothing beats the flavor
of a real vanilla bean!

Cooking the blueberries with sugar, just until they POP!

Swirling in the blueberries!

They were both delicious!

Fresh Peach Ice Cream
Adapted from "The Perfect Scoop" by David Lebovitz
Makes about 1 quart


1 1/3 pounds ripe peaches (about 4 large peaches)

1/2 cup water

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup sour cream

1 cup heavy cream

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

A few drops freshly squeezed lemon juice


Instructions: Peel the peaches, slice them in half and remove the pits. Cut the peaches into chunks and cook them with the water in a medium, nonreactive saucepan over medium heat, covered, stirring once or twice, until soft and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in the sugar, then cool to room temperature.

Blend the cooked peaches and any liquid in a blender or food processor with the sour cream, heavy cream, vanilla and lemon juice until almost smooth but slightly chunky.

Cover the mixture and chill thoroughly in the refrigerator, then freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's directions. Transfer to a covered container and freeze until firm enough to scoop.

Blueberry Swirl Vanilla Ice Cream
Adapted from Tartelette

Makes about 1 quart

4 egg yolks
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 vanilla bean or 1 Tb vanilla paste
1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1/4 cup sugar

In a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks and sugar until pale and thick. Run a knife through the center of the vanilla bean, not cutting all the way through, split it open and with the tip of a pairing knife, scrape the seeds. Place them in a saucepan over medium heat, add the milk and cream to boiling point but do not let it boil. Slowly pour the hot cream onto the egg yolks mixture and stir to combine (tempering). Pour the whole mixture back into the saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the cream coats the back of spoon. At this point you have a thick custard sauce. Remove from the heat and let cool completely, refrigerate until cold, or overnight.



Blogger Steph said...

Both types of icecream sound delicious, especially since they contain my 2 favourite fruits.. peaches and blueberries! That icecream maker looks really cool by the way.. I wish I had room for one in my super tiny house and kitchen

8:06 AM  
Blogger Dee said...

We're in Malaysia. It's hot. We LOVE ice cream. Especially if it's a DL recipe :)

Oh, and I want your ice cream maker. I have a decent Kenwood that I got for free with credit card points, but it's not as pretty a yours.

And another thing. You have a lovely home!

8:43 AM  
Blogger Aggie said...

These ice creams look fantastic! i love fruity ice cream...especially if its homemade. I just started making ice cream and I am bookmarking these recipes to try out!

9:18 AM  
Blogger Poonam said...

I am screaming for your ice-cream(s)!

9:37 AM  
Blogger Suburban Monkey said...

Fresh is the best!

9:39 AM  
Blogger Brilynn said...

We have the same ice cream machine!
And I've made the DL peach ice cream too although my peaches weren't ripe enough so I'm planning on trying it again. And you're right, it would definitely go well with blueberry ice cream.

9:50 AM  
Blogger Dragon said...

I'll have a scoop of each please. Ok make that two scoops of each. :)

9:59 AM  
Blogger Snooky doodle said...

This looks very creamy and refreshing. Wish i had some now to cool down this horrible heat :-)Thanks for visiting my blog

10:18 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

Is that your ice cream maker?! Holy cow. PLEASE can I have that? I'm so jealous.

I would like the peach ice cream the best, I think. But they both sound great.

11:32 AM  
Blogger Helene said...

OMG!! I want your ice cream machine!! Oh room left anywhere right now..boohoo!! I guess I'll just have to come here and look at it..often!!
Glad the ice cream turned out good for you! Both looks scrumptious!

11:33 AM  
Blogger Live.Love.Eat said...

Hi there. Thanks for stopping by!!! I really enjoyed looking around your blog. Congrats on getting married & your new home. That cake was beautiful! And I loved the black & white dessert table. You're quite the baker!!!!

11:48 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Oh my I sure hope Santa gets me the Ice Cream attachment to my KA mixer! Yum Yum Yum

12:24 PM  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

Those both look wonderful~ I made peach ice cream this weekend with fresh Utah peaches as well. Yum!

12:34 PM  
Blogger creampuff said...

I am so happy to see you blogging! Ice cream looks fabulous!

3:44 PM  
Blogger Vera said...

Both ice creams sound delicious! It's so great when you don't have to pre-freeze a bowl. Wonderful machine!

7:15 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

Oh those look delicious! I miss Utah peaches SO bad this time of year. Your house looks great!

7:38 PM  
Blogger Tanya said...

Now these are right up my alley! I would love them both. I really need a machine!

7:43 PM  
Blogger Natalie Que said...

They are both making my mouth water, and I don't even like ice cream! Of course everything is better homemade, so I wouldn't turn IT down. Good call on using something from DL or Tartelette, you can't go wrong there can you!

8:45 PM  
Blogger Jaime said...

i love peaches. you should try the blueberry sour cream ice cream we made for TWD

8:57 PM  
Blogger Maria‚ô• said...

Maria both of these ice creams look absolutely delish! I have an ice cream machine and never got round to making my own ice cream this summer but its never too late!


3:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yum! I'll have to check out the "dream machine." Looks fun!


5:05 AM  
Blogger Jersey Girl Cooks said...

They both look great! That looks like one nice ice cream maker.

5:32 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Thanks everyone!
Yes, we love our ice cream maker. We got it for our wedding in June and it has been cranking out tasty frozen desserts all summer long!! We highly recommend this machine if you love making ice cream, gelato, and sorbets!!

6:21 AM  
Blogger Allison Box said...

Wow! Those ice creams look great. I can almost taste all of your great recipes you post. I have been meaning to ask you for your hummus recipe. If you have a chance send it to me at Thanks.

7:08 AM  
Blogger Cakebrain said...

I think I now have ice-cream machine envy. What a cool machine! I want one! Your ice cream looks fantastic!

1:18 PM  
Blogger Rosie said...

Hi Maria, found your lovely blog through maria (The Goddess's Kitchen) I just adore ice cream and both yours look terrific with wonderful flavours :)

Rosie x

8:37 PM  
Blogger Kathy Seed said...

I got to taste the wonderful ice cream that Maria made - there is no way i could have chosen a favorite, they were both absolutely DELICIOUS!!!

7:44 AM  
Blogger Satisfying my Sweet Tooth said...

I have been looking for good peach recipes since they are SO perfect right now. This looks like a winner!

9:09 PM  

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