No new recipe this week or next, so I thought I would bring back one of my old seasonal favorites – Peach Pecan Ice Cream. It’s so hot here that I could eat ice cream and popsicles all day!
Oh the many, many fond memories of making fresh peach ice cream out in the back yard. I have always loved peach season, not only for the juicy, ripe peaches, but also for the peach ice cream. Growing up, we made it a tradition to make several batches of peach ice cream during peach season. Whenever we picked up a bushel of peaches, I knew some of them would end up in ice cream. Bobby and I were able to continue that tradition for many years due to our lovely peach trees. During peach season, our friends would gather on the back porch and we would all take turns churning the ice cream bucket. Those were the days when ice cream was made outside in a 1 ½ gallon container surrounded by ice and rock salt, and everyone had to work for their serving. Now a days ice cream is made on the kitchen counter and in much smaller amounts. With my ice cream maker, I still have to manually churn it, but that’s o.k. It doesn’t make near the mess and the clean up is a whole lot easier!