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Farmer's Market Peach Ice Cream

4 largeripe peaches, peeled, pitted and finely chopped
1 tablespoonfreshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cupgranulated sugar
3 cupshalf-and-half
4 largeegg yolks
2 teaspoonspure vanilla extract
pinch of salt
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Farmer's Market Peach Ice Cream - Equipment List

Saucepan
Mixing Bowls
Whisks
Food Processor

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Farmer's Market Peach Ice Cream - Instructions

In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine half the peaches with 1/2 tablespoon of
the lemon juice and 1/4 cup of the sugar. Cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves
and the peaches are just heated through, about 3 minutes. Do not let the peaches
disintegrate. Transfer the peaches to a medium metal bowl; reserve.

Put the remaining peaches in a bowl and sprinkle with the remaining lemon juice; toss
to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use.

In the same saucepan over medium-high heat, bring 2 1/2 cups of the half-and-half to a
simmer and remove from the heat. In a metal bowl, whisk the egg yolks, pinch of salt
and the remaining 1/4 cup sugar until blended. Gradually pour the hot half-and-half
into the yolk mixture, whisking constantly.

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Farmer's Market Peach Ice Cream - Instructions Continued

Return the mixture to the saucepan and decrease the heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring
constantly with a wooden spoon, until the custard is thick enough to coat the back of
the spoon, about 5 minutes. It should leave a clear trail when a finger is drawn
through it. Do not allow the custard to boil.

Pour the custard through a fine-mesh sieve into the reserved cooked peach mixture.
Working batches, puree the mixture in a food processor or blender until smooth. Add
the vanilla and the remaining 1/2 cup half-and-half and whisk to blend. Refrigerate
for about 1 hour.

Transfer the custard to an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's
instructions. When nearly frozen and the consistency of thick whipped cream, add the
remaining uncooked peaches. Stir just until mixed. Transfer the ice cream to a
freezer-safe container, cover and freeze until firm, at least 4 hours or up to 3 days,

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before serving.

Makes about 1 quart.

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