The Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains are home to many types of orchards.
Apples, nectarines, peaches and even some wonderful vineyards. But, this time of year is peach season. Wonderful, sweet, juicy peaches. We took a quick ride out to Chiles Orchard last weekend to get some peaches to make ice cream. At this orchard you can pick your own or buy buy ready picked. We bought a 1/2 peck of white peaches.
Last year for my birthday, my wonderful hubby gave me a Cuisinart Ice Cream maker. (I am not affiliated, just love this and many other of their kitchen gadgets) He also gave me this great book, The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz.
First, you’ll want to blanch the peaches to make it easier to peal their skins.
After it chills in the refrigerator for a bit you can process your mixture in your ice cream maker as per the manufacturers directions.
The addition of the sour cream gives the taste a nice tang the makes this frozen treat awesome! I have made two batches of ice cream since we got the peaches last weekend. (We are feeding it to the neighbor kids – honest!) Best. stuff. ever! And super easy!