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Close up scoop of ice cream in a bowl with spoon, fresh peaches and peach leaves.

Peaches and Cream Ice Cream

Author: Sarah Brooks
This homemade peaches and cream ice cream is a delicious way to use lots of fresh peaches. With a hint of sour cream you'll be making this all peach season!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6 serves (⅔ cup each)
Calories 302 kcal


  • ice cream maker or churner


  • 2 teaspoons (5gms) tapioca starch
  • 1 & ¼ cup (300mls) thickened cream
  • ½ cup (110gms) white sugar
  • ½ slightly heaped tablespoon (20gms) glucose syrup
  • cup (150mls) sour cream
  • Approx. 4 or 5 (750gms/1.6lbs) very ripe peaches
  • ½ tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • teaspoon salt


I highly recommend measuring by weight and mls instead of cups. You will get better, more consistent results!

  • Put the tapioca starch into a small bowl. Measure the cream and transfer two tablespoons to the bowl with the tapioca starch and mix to form a slurry.
  • Add the rest of the cream, sugar and glucose syrup to a pot on the stove. Heat on medium-low for a few mins until just simmering, stirring often to mix in the sugar and glucose syrup. Add the tapioca starch slurry and mix well. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  • Transfer to a heat-proof container. Add the sour cream and blend with a stick/immersion blender until smooth.
  • Skin the peaches. Put a large pot of water onto boil. Prepare a large bowl of iced water.
  • Lower the peaches into the boiling water. Leave for one minute, stirring gently to ensure an even coverage. Transfer peaches ice water to cool. Use a small sharp knife to cut an x in the bottom of each peach, then gently remove the skin.
  • CAUTION: skined peaches will be very sliper. Take care when handling and chopping.
  • Slice the peaches in half, remove the pits and dice. Add to a medium saucepan with two tablespoons of sugar. Stir well. Put a lid on the saucepan and heat on medium low for about ten minutes, shaking the pot frequently to prevent sticking.
  • Remove the lid and cook for a further 20 minutes, stirring frequently. You want to cook down the peaches until they are an almost jammy consistency and will help keep your ice cream smooth and full of flavor.
  • Once the total volume of peaches has reduced to about 1 and ¾ cups (450mls) allow to cool, then blitz carefully with a stick/immersion blender. Strain then add the cooled peaches to the rest of the ice cream mix and mix well. Add the lemon juice and salt and mix well. Cover and chill in the fridge for at least four hours, preferably overnight.
  • Put your ice cream storage container into the freezer to chill. If you are using a self chilling churner turn it on ten mins before to chill.  Churn the ice cream. It will be the consistency of soft-serve when done. Cover and freeze for at least four hours, or until firm.
  • To serve remove from the freezer scoop and enjoy. Fabuious on its own or with some of my easy peach compote. Deliciouis !


NB: The time given is for hands-on cooking time and churning time.  It does not include cooling (10 minutes), chilling (4 hours) or freezing time (4 hours).   The total recommended time to make this recipe would be approx nine hours.
This ice cream is made with beautifully fresh, ripe peaches.  It will not work with underripe or firm peaches.  They need to be really ripe and juicy, almost overripe.
This homemade peach ice cream will keep best in an airtight container in the freezer for up to two weeks.  After this it may start to become icy but will still taste delicious.


Calories: 302kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 2gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 70mgPotassium: 84mgFiber: 0.03gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 893IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 59mgIron: 0.1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

Nutritional information is an estimate based on an online database. The nutritional content of ingredients may vary by brand. If you require accurate nutritional information, you should calculate this based on the specific brands and products you are using.

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