Georgia Peach Ice Cream Recipe

2018-07-13

Georgia is recognized as the peach state because it produces high-quality peach fruits that are superior in every aspect compared to other states; the texture, quality, flavor, appearance and even nutritional content are top of the line.

Georgia Peach Fun Facts

Georgia peaches are a product of history, not just a crop but a cultural icon.

  • This succulent fruit originated from China and was first introduced to North America by Spanish monks in mid-1500s.
  • The first peach tree in Georgia was planted in 1571 on St. Simons and Cumberland Islands located along Georgia’s coast.
  • In the mid 17th to 18th century, Indian Cherokees cultivated peaches in Georgia.
  • The first man to ever successfully sell Georgia peaches outside the South was Raphael Moses who is a planter and Confederate officer from Columbus.
  • Peach production and industry exploded after the Civil War when people were looking for crop alternatives to cotton.

How to make Georgia Peach Ice Cream

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Ready In: 2-4 hours

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 3 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 10 fresh Hale Georgia Peaches, pitted and chopped
  • 4 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Using a large bowl, whisk eggs and sugar together until smooth; puree peaches in food processor or blender. Once done, stir 5 cups of puree into egg mixture. Add in cream, half-and-half, vanilla and salt. Mix well.
  2. Pour mixture into ice cream maker or freezer canister following manufacturer’s instructions.
  3. Serve once frozen.

 

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