The finished product - creamy, smooth, fresh and summery!
I was really not looking forward to making this ice cream. I bought a Cuisinart ice-cream maker about 10 years ago and used it only a handful of times before giving up and stowing it away. I don't know why I bought it in the first place since I don't eat much ice cream - maybe the novelty of it intrigued me. My memories of ice cream making involve too eggy tasting slushily disgusting concoctions, hence my hesitation towards this week's recipe. Maybe it's due to Dorie's awesome recipe, but I was pleasantly surprised.
Peaches simmering with honey.
Even after 24+ hours of chilling the ice cream maker bowl, I couldn't get the ice cream to be much firmer than a milkshake. At least my 2.5 year old son enjoyed drinking the milkshake before it froze into ice cream. I ended up using the machine for 20 minutes then putting the whole bowl in the freezer where I scraped the sides down every 1/2 hour.
I didn't remember to buy fresh peaches so I used 2 cans of peaches - all pureed instead of 1/2 pureed and 1/2 chopped. I think this gave it a nicer texture and stronger peach taste without icy chunks of frozen peaches scattered throughout.
The result was so delicious and impressive that I'm now hooked on making ice cream! I hope to try these flavors: coffee, lychee, mango and maybe a caramel or dulce de leche. I just wouldn't depend on my Cuisinart maker for it. I'll stick with making it the old fashioned way.