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Sweet Peach Ice Cream

This homemade peach ice cream recipe makes a sweet and creamy dessert. You won’t even need an ice cream maker to create a luscious no-churn ice cream bursting with fresh peach flavor.

Peaches are in season! If you’ve been reading this little blog for any length of time, you know that peach season is a big event around here. Last year I turned our haul into peach cobbler pound cake, and the year before that it was peach mango pie and blueberry peach cobbler. Perfectly sweet peaches are not something you can get any time of year, so when they are available it’s time to go all in with that peach-y goodness.

This year we’re starting off with sweet peach ice cream. It’s a fantastic way to use up peaches before they over-ripen or ones that are just a touch past hand-eating. We’ll make a simple peach puree, then mix up the ice cream base and freeze it in a loaf pan (affiliate link). No ice cream maker required!

Why You’ll Love This Peach Ice Cream Recipe

  • Full of fresh peach flavor. There is really nothing like homemade ice cream made with fresh peaches. The flavor is incredible. It tastes like you’re eating sweet sunshine.
  • Creamy and refreshing. On a sweltering summer afternoon, there’s nothing like a bowl of cool and creamy ice cream to take the edge off.
  • No ice cream maker needed. Like many of my ice cream recipes, you won’t need an ice cream maker to whip up a batch of this sweet peach ice cream. Just a mixer, a loaf pan, and a freezer. 🙂

Tips for Success

  • Use peaches when they are in season. This is one of those recipes that you can only make at a certain time of year if you want to use fresh peaches. Even if you can find peaches at other times of the year, they won’t have the sweetness and flavor you get when you use peaches during their peak.
  • When are peaches in season? This can vary a bit depending on where you live, but in the United States peaches are generally in season from mid-June through mid-August.
  • Use full-fat heavy whipping cream. No-churn ice cream is not someplace to try and use low-fat substitutions. If you want a smooth and creamy ice cream, definitely use full-fat heavy cream.

Can I Use Canned Peaches?

If you want to skip the blanching step, or if peaches aren’t in season, you can use an equal amount of canned peaches. Just make sure you drain off all the liquid so that you are not adding extra moisture. If too much extra liquid is added it will make your ice cream hard instead of creamy. The flavor will not be as good as if you used sweet, fresh peaches. But it will still be a delicious peach ice cream.

Want to Add Peach Chunks?

If you want to add pieces of peach to your ice cream, you can do so as follows:

  • Measure 4 cups of peach pieces instead of 3 as directed in the recipe below.
  • Reserve the extra 1 cup of peaches. The other 3 cups will be used to make the peach puree.
  • After the step where air is added to the ice cream, gently mix in the reserved peaches.
  • Proceed with the rest of the recipe as directed.

More No Churn Ice Cream Recipes

Want to try your hand at making different flavors? I have a ton of ice cream recipes for you to experiment with, but these ones are no-churn favorites:


Peach Ice Cream

A metal bowl filled with peach ice cream, with peaches in the background

This creamy sweet peach ice cream recipe is bursting with flavor! Fresh peaches are made into a simple puree, then combined with a couple other ingredients to make homemade ice cream.

  • Author: Rustic Family Recipes
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Freezing Time: 12 hours
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 13 hours 40 minutes
  • Yield: 5-6 servings
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stove, Freezer
  • Cuisine: American


  • 3 cups peeled and chopped peaches (about 6 fresh peaches)
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of kosher salt


Blanch the peaches. Cut a small X on the bottom of each peach with a sharp knife. Bring a large pot of water to a simmer. Add the peaches to the water one at a time and blanch for 30 seconds. Then transfer each peach to a large bowl filled with cold water and ice.

Peel the peaches. Once cool, remove the peach skins using your hands. It should peel away easily. You can also use the edge of a sharp knife to scrape the skin away. Cut into rough pieces and measure 3 cups.

Make the peach puree. Place the peach pieces in a blender and pulse until smooth. Transfer to a medium pot and cook over medium-low heat until the mixture has reduced by half. This will take about 10-15 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Chill the puree. Once the puree is not hot, transfer to a lidded container and store in the fridge over night or in the freezer for about 1 hour (until it is very cold).

Combine peach puree. In a large bowl using a hand held whisk or a mixer with a whisk attachment, whisk together the peach puree, condensed milk, vanilla and salt. Set aside.

Beat the heavy cream. In a large bowl with a hand held mixer, beat the heavy whipping cream on high until stiff peaks form.

Make the ice cream. Gently fold the peach mixture into the heavy cream until combined.

Chill. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Freeze for 4 hours.

Add air. Remove the chilled ice cream from the freezer and beat for 2-3 minutes using a hand held mixer with a whisk attachment. This will add air to the ice cream.

Freeze. Transfer the ice cream mixture to a loaf pan, cover with saran wrap, then with aluminum foil and freeze overnight.

Storage. Once your ice cream has frozen you can transfer it to an airtight, freezer-safe tupperware container and store it in the freezer for up to 30 days. To prevent freezer burn, lay a piece of saran wrap over the top of the ice cream before sealing the lid.

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  1. This was incredible! We had bunch of peaches to use up and this was perfect.

    1. Rustic Family Recipes

      Happy you liked it! Thank you for letting me know how it turned out. 🙂