Peach Streusel Ice Cream


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Peach Streusel Ice Cream is the name of the game. Let’s eat!

Did everyone have a fab 4th of July? I hope so 🙂 We had the best and most relaxing day! And naturally, I made ice cream. I’ve been working on a peach ice cream recipe for the last few weeks and ultimately decided that it would be best with a little streusel mixed in too. And a browned butter vanilla bean base. I mean why not right? It is summer after all.

Peach Streusel Ice Cream

And summer clearly calls for Peach Streusel Ice Cream. And pretty painted finger and toe nails. And copious amounts of time out by the pool sipping on something refreshing. And having boatloads of fun at all times. Just saying. I’m looking out for you guys. I want your summer to be extraordinary and spectacular.

You know what  was really fun? Eating this. You know what was not fun? Shooting this pic! Man, ice cream is hard. It melts. What’s up with that? Don’t the ice cream gods know that in order to take a decent pic of ice cream you need at least a few moments with the ice cream before it starts to fall all over your hands, arms and eventually the freshly washed floor. Sheesh. Good thing I have a cat who clearly loves dairy products and will lick up any little ice cream spills that might occur in my house.

With some help from the hubby, I eventually got a pic and then we promptly stuffed our faces with what was left of the delicious frozen treat.

I had a few heaping spoonfuls of the caramelized peaches and saved them for tonight to serve warm over some more vanilla bean ice cream. Ice cream calories on holidays don’t count. My mom even told me so. And I’ve declared tonight and the rest of the weekend a holiday, even though some people had to go back to work today. So let’s just continue with our non-caloric ice cream intake and have a ball shall we?

Alright. It’s go time. Let’s make this Peach Streusel Ice Cream before today’s over!

Peach Streusel Ice Cream



For the Ice Cream

  • 4 ounces butter
  • 3 cups half and half
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1/2 cup caramelized peaches recipe below
  • 6 tablespoons cinnamon streusel recipe below

For the Caramelized Peaches:

  • 3 semi-hard peaches about 1 day away from being perfectly ripe
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup white sugar

For Cinnamon Streusel:

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 ounces cold butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


For the Ice Cream

  • Place the butter in a small sauce pan and simmer until the butter turns golden brown. Remove from heat before browning too much and let the butter cool completely.
  • In another larger saucepan, heat the half and half over medium high heat.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the yolks, white and brown sugars and salt until smooth.
  • Temper the mixture by adding 1/2 cup of the warmed half and half to the egg mixture and stir together. Add another 1/2 cup of the half and half to the egg mixture and stir together while tempering the egg. Transfer the entire egg mixture into the remaining half and half in the saucepan and stir over medium heat until a thick mixture has formed. The mixture should be 170 degrees F when it's done. Remove the saucepan from the heat and whisk in the seeds from the vanilla bean as well as the browned butter mixture. Let the mixture sit for about 1 hour to infused all the flavor and then strain through a mesh sieve. Discard anything that didn't make it through the mesh sieve and refrigerate the mixture until chilled.
  • Once the mixture is cold, put it into your ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturers directions.
  • Once fully churned, stir in the streusel and caramelized peaches and freeze for at least 2 hours before serving.

For the Caramelized Peaches:

  • Cut the peaches into bite sized pieces and discard the pit. I left the skin on for extra flavor and color. Place the peaches into a sauce pan with the lemon juice and white sugar. Heat the sauce pan over medium heat until the peaches start to cook. Cook the peaches for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently and then remove from the heat and set aside to cool.

For Cinnamon Streusel:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a food processor, combine the flour, butter, sugar and cinnamon and pulse for a few seconds to break up the butter. Place the mixture on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 7-10 minutes.
  • Remove the streusel from the oven and let cool. Once cooled, break it into bite sized pieces if needed and use as needed.

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  1. Kristi

    After seeing this recipe, I am hoping that the Farmer’s Market still has peaches tomorrow.

  2. Marie @ Little Kitchie

    Totally agree with all your rules for summer! And now this ice cream is a must!!!

  3. Julie @ Table for Two

    wow, Gaby – this looks AMAZING!! i love peaches in the summertime and having it in an ice cream is perfect!

  4. Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective

    Oh, my word, Gaby!! I want some of this so badly!! Looks delicious! 🙂

  5. Dena Norton

    We made a lazy version of peach ice cream for our July 4th gathering yesterday by blending TJ’s premium vanilla with a bunch of fresh peaches in the Vitamix. We all liked it, but I think this one would have put it to shame! Thanks for the idea – maybe I’ll make it for our dinner guests next weekend.

  6. Heather Christo

    This is awesome ice cream- so is your white nail polish 🙂

  7. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    This looks incredible! I am all about making ice cream lately. And peaches, summer, streusel – perfect! Hope your 4th was wonderful!

  8. Marian (Sweetopia)

    Hope you had a fun 4th! Love this ice cream combo.!

  9. marla

    Such a fun summer ice cream flavor…love that streusel too!

  10. Des @ Life’s Ambrosia

    Oh my Gaby! You’ve outdone yourself here! I love this! I just bought an ice cream maker last week, this must this summer 🙂

  11. Laura Dembowski

    Homemade ice cream is currently one of my favorite treats! Adding caramelized peaches and streusel sounds positively amazing! Love it!

  12. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    What a perfect summer flavour! Looks awesome!

  13. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

    What a thing of beauty, Gaby!!! Want a scoop!!!

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    This sounds like summer in an ice cream flavor. I love that you used browned butter and added a cinnamon streusel. Fabulous!

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    of course, the moment that I’m craving ice cream I stumble upon this. WANT!

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  18. sarah {edible living}

    um yes. only you would have *the* perfect nail polish to debut your peach ice cream. Love the brown-butter-peach streusel combo. Really annoyed that you are not my nyc neighbor right now and thus, I must make this myself.

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