Peach and Toasted Almond Ice Cream

This ice cream is packed full of peach flavor - it actually seems as if you're eating a peach! 
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 quart
Calories 440kcal
Author Julie Wampler


  • 1 pound peaches, peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1/8 tsp pure almond extract
  • 1/2 cup whole almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped


  • In a blender, pulse half the peaches with 1/3 cup of sugar. Add the remaining peaches and pulse until almost smooth. You don't want it to be completely pureed because you want some texture in the ice cream! Transfer to a large bowl.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the egg yolks and remaining 1/3 cup of sugar until pale yellow, about 1-2 minutes; set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, heat the half-and-half over medium heat until just simmering, about 5 minutes. Slowly whisk about one-quarter of the hot half-and-half into the yolk mixture to temper it.
  • Whisk the yolk mixture into the half-and-half in the saucepan and cook over medium heat, whisking constantly until the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 2 minutes. Do NOT boil.
  • Strain the warm egg mixture through a fine-mes sieve into the peach puree. Stir to combine, then whisk in the almond extract. Cover tightly with saran wrap and pop in the refrigerator for 6 hours or overnight to cool completely.
  • Once ready, pour the mixture into the bowl of the ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Add the chopped almonds when the ice cream is almost done churning, about 20-25 minutes.
  • Transfer ice cream to a freezer-safe container and freeze overnight before serving. Serve with extra almonds on top.


Source: Everyday with Rachael Ray, July/August 2013
Nutrition Facts
Peach and Toasted Almond Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 440 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 44g49%
Protein 10g20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. 


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 440kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 24g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 44g