I mentioned earlier this week that my father’s favorite ice cream is homemade peach ice cream. I remember being a child, hearing the churning of the ice cream maker, smelling the salt, and looking on as my mother, grandmother and aunt would all be in the kitchen making up batches of ice cream. Those are some precious memories. As a child you don’t realize the weight of the world, the long list of tasks to accomplish, and the exhaustion of long days that our parents, grandparents and other loved ones experienced. I guess it wasn’t until I was older that I knew the weight of the world, I felt the exhaustion, and I had the never ending “to do” list that the depth of my gratitude was realized. I too, wanted my little ones to know the joy of eating home made ice cream with those you love. I wanted them to overhear the conversations from the kitchen, and I wanted them to experience the pleasure of seeing cream, fruit, and sugar transformed into a cold summer treat!
Daddy’s Peach Ice Cream:
7 large farm fresh eggs
2 cups evaporated cane sugar
1 Tbs organic vanilla
1/4 tsp sea salt
4 cups of pureed organic peaches
1 pint of heavy whipping cream
1 quart of half/half (if there is room remaining, fill to the top with raw milk)
Directions: Fill inside container with ingredients. Place container inside wooden maker and layer with ice and salt until it comes to the top of the middle container. Allow it to churn until the ice cream becomes stiff. If using an electric mixer it will “lock up” and stop churning once it reaches this stage.