I'm not entirely sure where August went and how it is that we're in September. For that matter, what happened to the summer? I'm in total denial that the leaves are changing colour, the days shorter and the nights cooler.
September is my family's busiest month of the year. It's birthday month. We all have at least one of those months; you know what I mean. This September is a very special birthday month. My mother is celebrating her 90th birthday. For mom's big day I've decided to make her one of her favourite treats. She loves peaches and loves ice cream so what could be better than fresh peach ice cream
Making your own ice cream is simple, fun and gives you a world of options. Don't be afraid to experiment. I don't believe there are many commercial ice creams that taste nearly as fresh while leaving out alot of the fat content.
- Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
- 3 cups sliced peeled peaches (about 1 1/2 pounds)
- 1 cup half-and-half
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Place the peaches in a blender or food processor; process until finely chopped. Combine peaches and remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Pour peach mixture into the freezer can of an ice-cream freezer; freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. Spoon ice cream into a freezer-safe container; cover and freeze for 2 hours or until firm.