Fresh Peach Ice Cream

Sweet peaches- juicer than good gossip is what is what the fourth of July is all about!

The Fourth of July is a day to celebrate the birth of our great nation, a day to thank those who have served this country and placed their lives on the line for our freedom, a patriotic holiday that we celebrate with excitement and thankfulness. As an added blessing, the Fourth in my family is a chance to re-kindle long distance relationships with family and make new ones, a day to remember childhood memories of splashing in the lake and catching fish off my grandmother’s dock, a day that resonates from the past and looks to the future. A day full of FRESH PEACH ICE CREAM!

My late grandmother Lucy was “Queen of the 4th.  There wasn’t a spot inside or outside not decorated red, white and blue. Kids were in abundance and the food was overflowing. I was lucky to learn from her talents and continue to carry on her love for cooking. The South is known for its great cooks and Grandmother Lucy was no exception. My fondest memories are eating her famous fresh peach ice cream, nibbling on sweet corn from my dad and grandfather’s farm, and getting sick off of her oyster crackers and lemon bars while trying to acquire the perfect summer tan. Actually during my teenage years my summer tan usually looked more like the color of a lobster because along with all my friends, we had the mindset that using hairspray and baby oil was the ultimate tanning solution.

All these memories lead me to my rocking Peach Ice Cream. I want to replace your typical idea of slaving over the stove and repeating numerous steps all for the sake of ice cream. Instead, let’s shift our attention to the activities of the day and give the ice cream approx 30 minutes from start to finish. My grandmother’s ice cream was the quintessential finale to a fourth of July celebration so in honor of the 4th of July I would like to present you all with none other than the most delectable, rich, intoxicating and freshest bowl of peach ice cream you have or will ever have! Dig In!


Fresh Peach Ice Cream


6 large very very ripe peaches

1 3/4 cups sugar

2 cans evaporated milk

2 cans sweetened condensed milk

2 cups of milk or half and half

1 1/2 TBSP vanilla

1 tsp salt


Peel, cut and peaches. Place peaches along with the vanilla, sugar and salt in a food processor or blender and blend or pulse for a minute until peaches are all mashed up. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Add in the sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk and regular milk ( if you have the ice cream machine with the steel cylinder bowl then pour as much milk as needed to reach the fill line). Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Freeze in your ice cream machine according to the manufacturers directions.



  1. Lindsay

    Peach ice creame sounds wonderful! This month’s Southern Living is all about peaches and I just can’t get enough of ’em. I have an ice cream maker my husband and I got for our wedding almost 6 years ago and it has never been used. This might be the recipe that gets it out of the closet. YUM!

  2. Maureen

    How easy peasy is this?? It’s not peach season here yet but I have to save this one for those “I just don’t have time to make the custard and I want ice cream now” days.

    Happy 4th of July! Glad you’re taking on Grandma’s job!

  3. Rivki Locker (Ordinary Blogger)

    Wow, wow, wow. I am very fortunate to live in New Jersey which has wonderful peaches but unfortunately they are not in season till end of July! So I think I will have to wait to try this for a bit. But I am definitely bookmarking it. Looks like the essence of summer to me!

  4. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes

    Sounds like a must try recipe as soon as local peaches are ripe here. I grew up in the baby oil tanning generation too. lol Thanks for sharing your wonderful memories!

  5. yummychunklet

    Yum, yum, yum! I’ve been eagerly awaiting peach season to start at my farmers market just so I could make peach ice cream. I’m definitely going to follow your recipe. It looks fantastic!

  6. Erica

    mmmm peach ice cream. Sounds so good! So perfect for this weekend! I wish I had an ice cream maker

  7. Candace

    Yum! Are those some good old Ruston peaches? Heaven on a spoon. 🙂
    Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!

  8. Peggy

    Oh yum! I’m definitely saving this one for when the fresh peaches start coming in our CSA!

  9. Cooking Creation

    I’m making chocolate and vanilla bean ice cream for a picnic this weekend and I’m seriously considering adding a third flavor now! This sounds so delicious!!

  10. Maria

    Hey lady, thanks for the sweer comment about the meringue cookies. I answered your question on my blog, but just in case, to store them, put them in a hard plastic or glass container. Separate the layer with wax paper and store at room temperature. It is really important to keep them away from humidity or they will get sticky. Make sure the container can be sealed.

    Now, let’s talk about this ice cream, girl. I just came from being outside in the heat and the first thing I see is this. I am so giving this a try this weekend. Will let you know how they turn out. 🙂

  11. Three-Cookies

    Sounds heavenly, addition of condensed milk takes this to a higher level, amongst the clouds! If this is every produced and sold where I live I will become a fan. But don’t take advise from America’s next great restaurant judges:) Have a great weekend

  12. The Slow Roasted Italian

    I am so excited to get our good peaches soon. This is going on my list!!! I make my ice cream with a custard base, but this looks so amazing.

  13. Strawberry CAKE

    Delicious! I’m tweeting this one!

  14. Chinadoll

    It really looks delicious! Peach ice cream would be a nice flavor 🙂

  15. Torrie @ a place to share...

    This is so funny Jessica! We just made peach ice cream yesterday!!

    I love your words about the upcoming holiday… and your grandmother… and especially your “tanning lotion” =).

    Have a wonderful holiday weekend- with LOTS of good eats!! xoxo

  16. Caroline

    Oh wow, this ice cream sounds fresh and fantastic! Perfect treat for the 4th. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  17. Velva

    I absolutely love peach ice cream in the summer. Enjoying it on the 4-th of July is a perfect way to celebrate Independence Day. Fresh peaches are abundant, no excuse not to make ice cream.

    Happy 4th of July to you and your family. No doubt you will have a blast this holiday.


  18. Food Glorious food

    Just perfect for the hot hot weather! Thanks for sharing!

  19. Stacey

    I love ice cream but my favorite has to be either peach of strawberry! Your recipe looks amazing and love hearing about how you grew up! Have a great 4th

  20. Amanda

    You had me at gossip! LOL! Love that first line- killer good! The ice cream looks fantastic. Wish I was coming to your fourth!

  21. Bonnie

    This brings back delicious memories of childhood–standing around (and helping crank) the old wooden ice cream maker. We’d usually do strawberry first and peach later. So good on a hot day!! Well, on any day for that matter.


  22. Warren Baldwin

    Looks delicious and refreshing.

  23. Anna and Liz Recipes

    What a delicious idea Peaches !! I will have to make this, our family loves homemade icecream, and this will surely be a hit here !
    Thanks for sharing! And we love your photos – just gorgeous!

  24. kankana

    Thanks so much for dropping by and for those lovely words. Coming from you it means a lot to me 🙂
    I love peaches but ice cream is not one of my fav .. I know , I am just one of those rare weirdo ! 🙂

    1. Kitchen Belleicious

      You don’t like ice cream! Oh my- we will have to change that- somehow someway! LOL!

  25. Alli

    Hi honey! The 4th is my favorite day of the year for exactly all those reasons and childhood memories you conjured up. LOVE it and this looks so fresh and summery. Happy 4th.

  26. SharleneT.

    This is wrong in so many ways! Just when I started my diet, in earnest. Well, I guess I can make one exception and give this recipe a try. I did get a new ice cream maker for my KitchenAid mixer. You got lucky, this time. 😎

  27. Christy

    I love peaches, but they are usually imported as we don’t grow them here:( Rarely seen around here, but I love the sight of them…yours looked so fresh and juicy, not to mention yummy!!:)

  28. Maris(In Good Taste)

    The taste of fresh peach ice cream must be incredible! Grandma Lucy would be so proud of the legacy you carry on

  29. Mary

    this is summer perfection! your ice cream looks SOOOO delicious – it sounds dreamy!

  30. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking

    Oh this looks just beyond awesome!! We bought one of those Cuisinart ice cream makers a few years ago and this would be perfect to use to make this wonderful ice cream!!

  31. Shawn

    Nothing like homemade peach ice cream in the hot South! Yours looks absolutely delectable…I wish that I were enjoying some right now! Happy 4th!

  32. Greg

    This looks just amazing. Our peaches haven’t been so great yet, hoping that changes tomorrow. If so I may have to run out and buy an ice cream maker.

  33. Jane Kirn

    Your recipes take MY breath away!!!!!!
    I have a peach tree, and waiting, hopefully they will ripen.
    Otherwise heading to organic market.
    Thanks Lisa, again I love your food photos.

  34. The Harried Cook

    What fabulous looking peaches… And you’ve certainly put them to good use! 🙂 Love the post, the recipe and the pictures! All gorgeous 🙂

  35. Allison @ Alli m Son

    Oh my, do you have any idea how much I want this ice cream!?!? Being gigantically pregnant in the summer, in the middle of a heat wave is no fun.

    1. Kitchen Belleicious

      LOL! I know Alli! I am not anywhere near your date but I still needed something to cool me down. How are you doing. it is getting close

      1. Allison @ Alli 'n Son

        I’m hanging in there, counting down the days (18 to go!).

        P.S. I’m stumbling your recipes, it sounds so good. It just may be featured on Saturday as well. 🙂

  36. sheila @ Elements

    Mmmmmmm…I’d so much love a bowl!!! Looks wonderful! It sure is an easy recipe, and it’s certainly perfect for the 4th. 🙂

    By the way, I had a flashback when you were talking about using baby oil on your skin to get a tan. I used to do that too when I was a kid. But I never heard about using hair spray. That’s a new one on me. My tans were also that lobster look. LOL! 🙂

    1. Kitchen Belleicious

      Oh yeah Sheila- sheen hair spray all over your body makes for a very good tan! Not good for you but good tan! I still can’t believe I did that! LOL! Have a great weekend

  37. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)

    This is quite possibly the best recipe I have seen all day 🙂

  38. Veronica's Kitchen

    The ice-cream looks incredible delicious! Enjoy 4th July, have a great day!

  39. kitchen flavours

    Your peach ice cream looks so yummy! Anything with peach have got to good, especially those gorgeous looking fresh peaches, wish I could have some fresh ones here! Love peach ice cream! Have a lovely weekend!

  40. Tammy

    I love your ice cream girl. The peaches look amazing and I only wish I was celebrating the fourth with you. Maris was right your grandmother would be proud

  41. Kristy

    This looks scrumptious! I had a Grandmother Lucy as well and I’m sure she would have loved this dish. She wasn’t from the true South, but had a bit of Southern cook in her. I think at one point she had a restaurant – if I’m remembering my family history right.

    I got the headband yesterday and promptly found an outfit to wear it with! I love it! Thank you. Even hubby noticed and said he liked me in a headband. 😉

  42. sweetlife

    nothing nothing beats fresh peaches..okay maybe fresh peach ice cream !!! great recipe!! I love the pcitures! have a great weekernd


  43. Melynda@Moms Sunday Cafe

    My Dad use to make ice cream for us when the weather got hot, in an old fashioned crack ice cream freezer. We all took turns until it took Dad’s muscles to finish it off. Then he would pack on more salt and ice until it was time to dig in. Your peach ice cream brought those memories forward, thanks! And yes, he did make peach ice cream.

  44. My Carolina Kitchen

    Your peach ice cream sounds fabulous for the 4th of July. My mother loved peaches and my father made the best peach ice cream for her, full of little chunks of fresh Georgia peaches. I laughed when you mentioned the baby oil and tans. What were we thinking?

  45. daphne

    Fresh fruit in ice-cream! the best in season. Why must you be sooo far away from me?

  46. Ruth

    Yum!!! I am drooling over it.

  47. Rachel

    Still cracking up over the hairspray and baby oil part 😉

    I love the idea of some fresh peach ice cream – especially today!

  48. Nami @ Just One Cookbook

    Oh my goodness, I’m so trying this!!!!!!! But one question. What’s your ice cream maker’s size? Mine is 1.5 QT. Looking at your ingredients…it seems a lot for my ice cream maker. I can’t wait to try this!!

  49. Joanne

    My family has pretty big 4th celebrations also but no food traditions as awesome as this ice cream! I do love juicy gossip. But I could love this more.

  50. Sprinzette @ Ginger and Almonds

    Oh wow. Seriously. I would love to be eating some of this right now. Looks so tasty!

  51. Shea

    It has been BLAZING hot around here lately, and this looks like the best dessert ever for days like this. This looks so delicious and refreshing!

  52. sara@domesticallychallenged

    I would 100% eat this if you made it for me!

  53. Jihane @Sinful Sundays

    I wish we had this today for the 4th—it was so hot and I could have used something that was both delicious and refreshing!! This ice-cream sounds awesome!

  54. Linda

    What wonderful memories you have! I do agree those Southern woman can cook! and that’s one of the reasons why I enjoy following your blog! I so need to try making my own ice cream, this must taste absolutely so creamy fresh and delicious! Peach is a favorite flavor of mine; I think I could just smell the sweet aroma!

  55. erica

    Hope you had a fabulous weekend! This recipe sounds absolutely divine! I will definitely be making this.


  56. val

    MMM, MMM, good. This is the best looking homemade ive cream I have ever seen!!

  57. lena

    wow, looks really yum and peach sounds so refreshing! and that sun tan lotion, haha! i wonder where did you get that idea from..

  58. Joyti

    That sounds really, really delicious. And what a pale, pretty color! So perfect for the Fourth too.

  59. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite

    I love peach season and this looks like the absolute perfect recipe to ring it in!! I just got an ice cream maker so I cannot wait to try this out! Yum!

  60. Gopika

    Woww.. your peach ice cream looks superb. Guess what! I had home-made peach ice cream this sunday on our trip to Fredricksburg,TX. It was awesome and yours looks great too 😀

  61. ModernMom

    Wait! Hairspray and baby oil to tan? 🙂 I’ve heard of the baby oil, but never the hair spray. I had a girlfriend who used Coca Cola!! lol Good thing we are older and wiser now!

    Oh, and of course love the ice cream!

  62. Blond Duck

    Perfect for the 4th!

  63. Maria @ Scandifoodie

    This looks so tasty! I can never say no to ice cream 😉

  64. Baking Serendipity

    There is nothing better than fresh peaches from the south 🙂 This ice cream looks fantastic! Such a perfect summer dessert.

  65. Cindy thehomemaker

    Oh my goodness I am in love. Why do u do this to me! Ice cream is my weakness

  66. Biren @ Roti n Rice

    Your peach ice cream sounds fantastic! I love homemade ice cream.

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  68. Tessa

    Love the memories you have with this! Not to mention this looks so good! Peaches HAVE to be among one of my favorite summer fruits.

  69. Cassie

    loving it!

  70. Aurelia

    I LOVE peach ice cream and you just can’t get it in England for some bizarre reason. I have an ice cream maker so I’ll give this a try, thanks 🙂

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