Peaches and Cream Ice Cream

This peaches and cream ice cream relies on yogurt as well as cream for its creamy, not-too-sweet base. Toasted hazelnuts add crunch to the peaches.

Two glass cups filled with peaches and cream ice cream.

Technically, this peaches and cream ice cream recipe creates something more of a froyo than an ice cream given its inclusion of Greek yogurt. Yet its taste and texture lie somewhere pleasingly in between. We’ll let you be the judge of what you want to call it—only nice things, we’re quite certain.–Renee Schettler

Peaches and Cream Ice Cream

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  • 20 M
  • 40 M
  • Serves 4
5/5 - 1 reviews
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Special Equipment: Ice cream maker (optional)



In a small saucepan, bring the water and sugar to a boil, stirring occasionally. Simmer until the mixture forms a clear syrup.

Place the peaches in a bowl and pour the hot syrup over them. Stir in the schnapps, brandy, or liqueur and let cool to room temperature.

Using a slotted spoon, transfer half the fruit to a small bowl. Pour the remaining peaches and all of the syrup into a blender or food processor and process, along with the cream and the yogurt, until the mixture reaches the desired consistency.

If using an ice-cream maker, pour the mixture into the machine and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

If not using an ice-cream maker, pour the mixture into a large shallow container, such as a metal baking pan, and place it in the freezer. Whisk the mixture every 30 minutes until it reaches the desired consistency, at least 2 hours.

Toward the end of the freezing process, fold in the reserved peaches and the hazelnuts. If you prefer soft-serve consistency, devour it immediately. If you prefer a harder, more old-fashioned ice cream experience, transfer to a container and freeze a little longer. Originally published July 18, 2011.

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Recipe Testers' Reviews

If I could, I’d give this recipe more than a 10. I made it for my family and it was an instant hit. I made a double batch and it was devoured. My sister and several other family members wanted to know how soon I could make it again. And my son-in-law scraped the last bits out of the bowl. I think I’ve found my new go-to peach ice cream for our Sunday summer ice cream sessions at Mom and Dad’s. My Mom is a diabetic and it’s nice to have a recipe from a diabetic cookbook for her that the rest of us enjoy so much, too.

We used our trusty ice cream maker, and when the machine stopped, I popped it in the freezer for a few minutes to harden a bit more. Since most of us had a tiny taste before popping it in the freezer, we could hardly wait for it to get a bit harder.

I used peach schnapps for the booze part and  I didn’t use the optional hazelnuts.

This is a perfect ice cream recipe. Wow. Nothing but flavor. Peaches, hazelnuts, and spirits. Everyone loved it at the first taste. I could go on and on. It’s that good.

The Greek yogurt, which is a favorite of mine, just brought it all together in a smooth way. I used the freezer method, whisked it a few times, and it was ready about 2 hours in the freezer. It would look grand in an elegant wine glass with a spray of mint for color or a dainty cookie.


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  1. Actually, a question. I plan to make this peachy frozen yogurt with either frozen or jarred (not in heavy syrup) peaches because the fresh ones we get are unreliable (not tasty) much of the year. Can you estimate the volume measurement, please? In general, I’d appreciate weights over cups when possible in recipes. Thanks.

    1. Hello, LeslieB. We didn’t test it with canned peaches, so I don’t want to hazard a guess. You should be able to use a 1:1 substitution with frozen peaches. Also, we have weights for most ingredients. Just flip the metric tab at the top.

      1. Thanks, David. I’ll use frozen and just guess. Btw, the Metric tab (which I checked before contacting you) still says 4 peaches. ;-). No worries.

        1. Hi Leslie. I have updated the weights on the peaches for this recipe. Sorry that the information was missing for you when you needed it!

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