Fresh Georgia Peach Ice Cream
Recipe from Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream and Dessert Book
2 cups of finely chopped peaches, peeled
1 1/4 cups sugar - divided
Juice of 1/2 lemon
2 large eggs
2 cups heavy or whipping cream
1 cup whole milk
Combine the peaches, ½ cup of sugar and the lemon juice in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours, stirring the mixture every 30 minutes.
Remove the peaches from the refrigerator and drain the juice into another bowl. Cover and return the peaches to the refrigerator to chill.
In a large bowl, whisk the eggs until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. Slowly whisk in the remaining 3/4 cup sugar, a little at a time, then continue whisking until completely blended, about 1 minute. Add in the cream and milk, and whisk to combine. Add the peach juice and stir to blend in.
Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and freeze following the manufacturer’s instructions.
About 2 minutes before the mixture is done in the ice cream maker, add the chilled peaches and continue freezing until the ice cream is ready. Transfer the mixture to a freezer safe container and freeze at least 6-8 hours for flavors to ripen before enjoying.
Makes generous 1 quart.