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Peach Almond Ice Cream and
Doing Crazy Things
Posted by Denise on September 11, 2012
Peach Almond Ice Cream is fresh, frosty and
Sometimes I think we are a little crazy. But in a good way! We
do some strange things sometimes, but there is normally a good explanation behind it. For example, over the Labor
Day weekend we drove 975 miles to Atlanta and back all in one day. Yup, a little crazy until we tell you
You see, I bought Glenn
an upright wood smoker for Christmas around 15 years ago that has produced many, many batches of awesome ribs,
pork butts, beef cuts, beans, and other fabulous smoked foods. The past couple of years the smoker suddenly started
to fall apart and despite all we did it became progressively worse until almost a year ago it became apparent that
it was too dangerous to use it anymore. So sad! L After a suitable mourning period, we started looking for
a new one. Glenn wanted the same smoker as he had before because he was used to it and it works really well.
Should be easy, right? Of course not! We found that the company is no longer in business, so a new one of the
same model was out of the question. What about a used one? So we started searching and searching. For months,
we searched on the internet and craigslist and had a couple of false starts and frustrations, but we finally
located one in really great shape…in Atlanta, Georgia.
It takes about 8 hours to drive from Orlando to Atlanta, so we
got up at 3:00 a.m. on Saturday and hit the road. We stopped a couple of times on the way up, at our favorite peach
orchard, for gas, at our favorite Macon antique mall, and still made it to Atlanta by noon. We went to the seller’s
house and collected the smoker, then headed back home, arriving at our home about 8:30 in the evening. The one
thing we did not count on was having to smell smoked food for 8 hours with the smoker in the car, but other than
that it was a successful trip.
So, now we get to today’s recipe. When we stopped at our
favorite peach orchard on the way up to Atlanta, we were curious if they would even be open. We have never been to
the orchard this late in the summer, so we weren’t sure if they would be open, but they were and they actually had
some late season peaches! Oh, what joy! We bought a half bushel, so I’ve been busy making peach goodies this
This recipe for Peach Almond Ice Cream is one that I have been
playing with and tweaking for the past couple of summers. I think it is ready to go now. We love the peach ice
cream that we always buy at the peach place, and I wanted to duplicate its wonderful flavor. The fresh peach
flavors are complimented with a touch of almond extract. Sweetened condensed milk was the final key to getting the
flavor and texture right. So crank up your ice cream maker and enjoy one last blast of the taste of
Peach Almond Ice Cream
ingredients, such great ice cream.
Makes 1 quart
14 oz. can of sweetened condensed
cup heavy cream
teaspoon almond extract
cup pureed peach, about 2 peaches peeled and
1. Open the can
of sweetened condensed milk and drain into a medium sized bowl, preferably with a pouring
spout. It will be thick and will require a few minutes to completely
When opening the can, poke a small hole on the opposite
side of the can that you make the large pouring hole. This extra hole allows air to replace the
liquid, making it pour more easily.
2. Meanwhile, in
another bowl or 4-cup measuring cup, combine the heavy cream and sugar, stirring until the
sugar is dissolved. Add the almond extract and mix thoroughly.
3. Pour the cream
mixture into the condensed milk and mix completely. Add the pureed peaches into the milk
mixture and combine well.
4. Pour into a ice cream maker and
process according to manufacturer’s instructions until creamy and frozen. Serve immediately or
package into freezer containers and put into the freezer.
* If you do not have an ice cream
maker, pour the mixture into freezer-safe cake pan or other shallow pan and stir up every 30
minutes or so until frozen to the texture you prefer.