Don’t you love this picture of Peach Blueberry Crumble Ice Cream? The pale peachy color interspersed with shocking purple just makes me want to eat this ice cream right now. Or stare at it until it melts. It is so pretty! And I have something else to tell you: It’s amazingly delicious. Seriously sigh-worthy.
The first thing you need to do is get yourself some fresh, ripe peaches. It’s the perfect time of year for that! You will need about three peaches for this recipe. You can see how to easily peel them by following the steps in my peach-peeling tutorial. You will also need some blueberries. You can use fresh or frozen. You’ll make my Berry Topping for Ice Cream with them and then layer it into the peach ice cream, along with chunks of my buttery, cinnamony, oatmealy Crumble Topping for Ice Cream.
If you are short on time or ingredients, you can substitute some blueberry jam (or raspberry jam would be delicious!) and some crunchy oatmeal cookies for the berry and crumble toppings. Either way, this ice cream is the bomb. Wait. I don’t talk like that. This ice cream is a delightful surprise for the most discerning of palates. That’s better. Hoity toity talk is my specialty 🙂 Just make this ice cream, o.k? Then eat it. Or stare at it. Your choice.
Time Commitment: High, but worth it.
Personality: Refined and unfailingly polite.
At the Party: She acts shy, but looks amazing with her purple lipstick and feathered hat. Everybody does a double-take when she walks through the door.
Health Benefits of Ingredients: (Please see the Disclaimer)
Peaches have anti-obesity and anti-inflammatory properties and may reduce LDL (bad cholesterol). Peach extracts have also been shown to kill breast cancer cells. Peaches have also been shown to be beneficial for your skin and heart. (See “What Are the Health Benefits of Peaches?“)
Blueberries have been shown to help maintain healthy bones, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol and ward off heart disease, prevent cancer, reduce cognitive decline, improve motor coordination, prevent constipation, and fight wrinkles. (See “Blueberries: Health Benefits, Uses, Health Risks“)
I recommend the Cuisinart ICE-21 1.5 Quart Frozen Yogurt-Ice Cream Maker.
- 2 c. heavy whipping cream
- 1 c. whole milk
- 1 1/2 c. sugar
- 1 1/2 c. peach puree about three medium peaches
- One recipe of Berry Topping for Ice Cream
- One recipe of Crumble Topping for Ice Cream
- Peel and puree peaches.
- Mix milk and sugar together with a wire whisk until sugar is dissolved.
- Add cream and peach puree. Mix well and put in the refrigerator to chill for several hours or overnight.
- Pour into your ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer's directions. Due to the increased volume of the mixture because of the peach puree, I suggest you churn this in two batches. You can use the same freezer bowl for the second batch. The churning time will just be a little longer than the first batch.
- Transfer to an airtight container in layers, drizzling the blueberry topping and adding pieces of the crumble topping to each layer. (You may not use all the berry topping or crumble topping. Just save for future use).
- Freeze for several hours or overnight.