Peaches and Cream Ice Cream

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The quintessential summer flavor combination of peaches and cream has been transformed into cold and creamy scoops of peaches and cream ice cream and it is everything I imagined it would be.

I found myself repeatedly going back to the freezer for “just one more taste, you know, to make sure it’s perfect” the first time I made this ice cream. Spoiler alert, yes, it’s perfect.

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Sweet Peach Ice Cream

Oh, peaches, how I love you. Let me count the ways. This sweet peach ice cream is the latest arrival in my love affair with peaches. It all began with this Southern Peach Cobbler. Topped with ice cream, it’s an absolutely perfect dessert in every way.

This cobbler led me to a dream of creamy vanilla ice cream filled with chunks of peach cobbler. Luckily that dream came true in my kitchen and it turned out to be everything I’d imagined. Peach Cobbler Ice Cream has proven to be irresistible.

Peach Crisp Ice Cream is creamy vanilla ice cream filled with chunks of peach crisp, a peach lover’s dream come true. With chunks of buttery brown sugar and oat crisp, and syrupy peaches in every bite, this ice cream is irresistible.

There is something almost magical about the way that roasting the peaches brings out additional flavor in this Honey Roasted Peach Frozen Yogurt.

Peach ice creams have proven to be some of my favorite ice creams to make each summer and fall, just as soon as the peaches turn fragrant and sweet.

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Peach Sauce

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You need just three ingredients to make this homemade peach sauce. The deliciousness begins with ripe, juicy, peaches. When the peaches grow fragrant and soften, that’s the signal that it is time to start making our favorite peach recipes.

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Peach Sauce

Gather your peaches, add a sprinkling of sugar and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and you’ll have everything you need to make this mouthwatering peach sauce.

Soon, you’ll be pouring it over ice cream, stirring it into yogurt and oatmeal, topping pancakes and waffles, spooning it over English muffins, making Bostock with it, and trying to resist eating it by the spoonful. (Not that I know anything about that.)

Peach jams, syrups, and sauces capture the essence of summer in every spoonful. There’s nothing better than opening a jar filled with summer peach flavor in the middle of winter

This perfectly sweetened and wonderfully spiced Homemade Peach Jam has been a staple in our home for about 15 years. And while we’re talking about jam, have you tasted Habanero Peach Jam? There is really nothing else like it. The balance of sweet and spice is unforgettable.

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Sweet Slow Cooker Bourbon Peaches

Peach Crunch

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Fresh sweet peaches are tossed together with sugar and spices, then baked in between layers of brown sugar and oats to form a chewy sweet crust for this Peach Crunch.

If you’re anything like my family, peach season means that many of your favorite desserts are about to be made. This peach crunch recipe has been a favorite since long before this blog was a thing.

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Peach Oatmeal Crisp

It doesn’t matter how many other varieties of fruit desserts I make, I always come back to the chewy sweet awesomeness of a fruit crunch.

This is basically a peach oatmeal crisp, but with an extra layer of that irresistible crisp topping.

Almost firm enough to cut into bars and yet just fruity enough to still resemble a crisp, a fruit crunch is simply a fruit crisp with both a top and bottom crust layer.

Don’t be intimidated by the crust layers or the topping, no cutting in cold butter is required. Melted butter is poured into the dry ingredients. Just stir with a fork to form perfect buttery sweet oatmeal crumbs to top this dessert.

Peach Oatmeal Crisp

Peach Cobbler with Oats

If you’ve ever made a southern-style peach cobbler (and if you haven’t made this recipe, you’re truly missing out!) you’ll notice that the ingredient list is very much the same.

You’re just going to add oats to the usual lineup of cobbler ingredients.

Peach Filling Ingredients
  • peaches
  • sugar
  • cinnamon
  • cornstarch
  • kosher salt
  • lemon juice
Crust Ingredients
  • all-purpose flour
  • light brown sugar
  • old-fashioned oats
  • melted butter

Homemade Peach Jam

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Perfectly sweetened and wonderfully spiced jam with just a hint of cinnamon, Homemade Peach Jam has been a staple in our home for about 15 years.

Every year, I wait until we can order peaches by the case. Then I roll up my sleeves and set to work making and canning a year’s worth of delicious jam.

Homemade Peach Jam

Several years ago, about the time I started this website, the summer’s peaches were very late getting to our area. They finally arrived the day before I was headed out of town. I was looking forward to making jam just as soon as they were at the perfect stage of ripeness.

I glanced around at all my wonderful peaches and panicked because I knew they were going to be way past perfect by the time I returned home. I was on my way to being disappointed; when Sean very casually told me that he’d take care of it.

Now, I admit that jam making is not difficult. It is actually quite easy. However, it can also be time-consuming (especially, when you are not familiar with it all) and it is not a simple thing to accomplish with three small children running through the house all weekend.

I assured him that he shouldn’t worry about it, but if he really wanted to do it, I would set out the recipe and the jars for him.

Well, I came home a couple of days later to 24 jars of peach jam. Perfectly sweetened and wonderfully spiced jam with just a hint of cinnamon.

Did Sean really want to spend his time making jam this past weekend? That’s doubtful. But he did it to make my life easier and that makes every bite of this delicious jam taste even more delicious.

When I first posted this recipe on the site in 2011, it was just the photo of those jam jars. I’ve since updated the post with a video, and plenty of step-by-step photos. I hope it’s helpful to you in your jam-making endeavors.

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Peach Jam

Store-bought jams and preserves just can’t compare with the taste of the homemade stuff and this peach jam is no exception.

Nothing says “summer” like biting into a fresh, sweet, juicy peach at the perfect stage of ripeness. This jam manages to capture all that spectacular warm weather flavor in a jar for eating any time of the year.

Peach Jam jam is phenomenal on all kinds of breads, muffins, and scones.

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Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream

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Sweet strawberries mingle with crunchy golden Oreos whispering of summer in this lusciously smooth Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream.

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Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream

The experience of holding a bowl filled with ice cream strawberry shortcake is one that you won’t soon forget. Initially, my brother didn’t believe me when I told him that we’d be using golden Oreos to make this ice cream.

But, they’re an easy hack to get that fabulous shortbread flavor. Cake doesn’t retain its form well in ice cream, and it often either gets mushy or turns into a brick. Oreos bring wonderful texture to this ice cream, too.

As far as I’m concerned, strawberry shortcake ice cream is the best of both ice cream-loving worlds with its combination of classic strawberry flavors and generous cookies and cream chunks throughout each serving.

I’ve enjoyed strawberry shortcake ever since I was a little kid. Although we didn’t have it often, I can remember my Aunt Judy making it for us when we visited and it always made me grin.

This dessert includes a healthy dollop of nostalgia for me, reminding me of summertime travels and the Fourth of July.

strawberry ice cream with shortcake pieces mixed throughout

With over 70 ice cream recipes here to choose from, there’s sure to be an ice cream for everyone! If you’re new to making ice cream, the best and easiest vanilla ice cream is a great place to start.

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