Fresh Georgia Peach Ice Cream

A few weeks ago, I visited our local chicken farm, Heavenly Homestead.   We adopted our beautiful chickens, the Spice Girls, from there.  It’s a fun place to visit, with lots of chickens, of course, but also lots of cute children, a cow, a free-rooting pig, and numerous other interesting things to see.  The Harters raise some fine chickens that are free-ranged and sassy!  You can buy chicks to take home and raise for eggs, like we did, and you can buy fresh, dressed organic chicken that is quite delicious.
 
On my way out through the yard, I noticed an ice cream maker churning away on the front porch.  It made me smile, and I imagined those little kids enjoying a scoop of homemade ice cream.  And I wanted some.  I kept thinking about that ice cream maker on the front porch, and I finally broke down and bought one.  The electric ones make it a breeze to make your own delicious ice cream, far better than any you can buy in the store.  After playing around with various recipes, I devised this yummy fresh Georgia peach ice cream. The hints of dark rum and cinnamon really bring out the wonderful sweet/tart peach flavor.   
 

6 medium fresh Georgia peaches (about 2 lbs), peeled and stoned.

1 cup sugar
1-2 tablespoons dark rum
1/2-1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 cups heavy cream

1 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. In a food processor, puree the peaches.  Stir in 1/4 cup of the sugar, the dark rum and the cinnamon. Refrigerate 1 hour.

2. Add the cream, milk, remaining 3/4 cup sugar, and vanilla to peaches, stirring to blend. Taste and add a little more rum or cinnamon until it’s to your liking.  Refrigerate, covered, until very cold, at least 3 hours.

3. Stir the mixture to blend and pour in to the canister of an ice cream maker. Freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions. Eat at once or transfer to a covered container and freeze.

Makes about 1.5 quarts.

Enjoy this blissful summer treat!

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