This summery and flavorful peach ice cream comes together easily without an ice cream maker. A base of fresh peach puree flavored with sweetened condensed milk, vanilla and ginger is lightened with whipped cream before freezing. For the best peach flavor, seek out ripe seasonal peaches. If they’re unavailable, thawed frozen peaches are a great substitute.
In a food processor, puree the peaches until nearly smooth. Scrape the puree into a large bowl and whisk in the sweetened condensed milk, vanilla bean paste, salt, ginger and peach extract if using.
In a stand mixer fitted with the whisk or in a large bowl using a handheld electric mixer, beat the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
Stir 1/3 of the whipped cream into the peach mixture to lighten it, then gently fold in the remaining whipped cream in 2 or 3 batches until no streaks remain. Scrape the mixture into a chilled 6-cup freezer-proof pan (a loaf pan works well). Press a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the ice cream. Freeze for at least 6 hours or overnight before serving.
Ripe peaches are essential to achieving a delicious peach flavor in this ice cream. If you can’t find ripe peaches or if you are making this outside of peach season, Justin recommends using frozen peaches as they are frozen at peak ripeness.