Total Time
3hrs 15mins
Prep 3 hrs
Cook 15 mins

Cream cheese beaten into the custard base is the secret to this immeasurably smooth and luscious ice cream If you don’t have a large, 6-quart ice cream maker, divide the amounts by three and use a standard 1 1/-2 or 2-quart machine. A great recipe from Relish Mag.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 236.59 ml half-and-half
  • 532.32 ml turbinado sugar
  • 354.88 ml packed light brown sugar
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 680.38 g cream cheese, softened (can use reduced-fat cream cheese)
  • 1419.54 ml fresh peaches
  • 709.77 ml pureed peaches
  • 709.77 ml coarsely chopped peaches
  • 22.18 ml finely shredded lemon rind
  • 44.37 ml fresh lemon juice
  • 22.18 ml vanilla bean paste
  • Garnish

  • 354.88 ml crushed waffle cones or 354.88 ml butter waffle cookies
  • 354.88 ml diced fresh peaches, sprinkled with 1 to 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar and a splash of bourbon, if desired

Directions

  1. 3-41Combine 5 cups half-and-half, turbinado sugar, brown sugar and beaten eggs in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stirring well, cook until just before boiling—little bubbles will form along the rim of the pot. Remove from heat and set aside. The mixture may look curdled.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Slowly pour in hot mixture, continuing to beat. Cover and refrigerate until completely chilled—at least 2 hours.
  3. Stir in remaining 3 cups half-and-half, 3 cups puréed peaches, lemon rind and juice, and vanilla bean paste. Freeze in a 6-quart ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s directions. When the ice cream is almost fully churned, fold in the coarsely chopped peaches.
  4. •Serve with crushed waffle cone and macerated peaches.