Summer memories for me always revolve around food. When we loaded up the family truckster and headed to the shore, we’d always stop at the produce stand on the way. The produce was local, fresh, and oh so tasty. My mind wanders to homemade peach ice cream and fresh tomato or BLT sandwiches.
With that in mind – we decided to try out some of the OLD SCHOOL ice cream makers and make my Nannie’s peach ice cream recipe. Electric ice cream makers seem to be a lost art – they are not readily available at the local store or event the Walmarts we visited but we easily found two types online. Back to my grandmother…….she made some amazing peach ice cream from the same recipe for over 50 years. We figured – why mess with perfection – so we struck out to re-create magic. For the second batch, we substituted blackberries instead of peaches.
The secret recipe – SHHHHHH!!!!!!!!
We prepared two ice cream makers.
Cut up the peaches into small pieces – make them smaller than pictured.
Simply mix everything into a bowl.
Put everything into the ice cream maker cylinder and add milk.
You take the cylinder and get it into place and get it spinning. Then carefully add ice and rock salt. The secret here is get a good balance of salt and ice. This will freeze everything into ice cream. After about 15 – 25 minutes the cylinder will stop spinning (because it is frozen).
Once it is frozen and complete, drain all of the water out of the machine and then pack down with ice – cover with a towel to keep it frozen until you serve. “
After we rolled away from the table from all the cream and fatty deliciousness……we surmised that we didn’t cut the peaches into small enough pieces but Nannie’s recipe has held up after all these years. The blackberry was just as good and our neighbors actually preferred it over the peach. Now it is time that you go out and try…….
Have fun with your summer and make sure you Drink. Eat. Relax.