Instant Peach Ice Cream

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This Peach Ice Cream is naturally dairy-free and can be whipped up in just minutes, when you start with frozen peaches. It’s a quick & refreshing summer treat!

peach ice cream scooped in pan

This peach ice cream was inspired by a peach farm my family used to visit when we lived in Georgia. After collecting some freshly picked peaches, my parents would treat us to their house-made peach ice cream, and it was, by far, my favorite part of the whole visit.

While my recipe doesn’t taste exactly like the farm-fresh version, it does get bonus points for being incredibly fast to prepare. It’s ready to eat in just minutes!

peach ice cream with spoonful removed

Why You’ll Love It

  • It’s a healthy dessert. This peach ice cream is naturally sweetened with maple syrup, and you don’t need much, since the peaches are sweet already. It also skips the heavy cream and refined sugar found in most ice cream recipes.
  • It’s dairy-free. If you don’t tolerate milk products well, this ice cream is for you.
  • It’s vegan & Paleo friendly. Perfect for those following a special diet!
  • It’s fast. You can’t make ice cream any faster than this. It’s ready to eat straight from the food processor, in just about 5 minutes.
  • It’s flexible. Don’t have coconut milk on hand? You can use another type of milk (dairy or non-dairy!), and you can even use a different variety of fruit, if you’d like! Water even works, instead of milk, for a fruit sorbet, instead.

peach ice cream served from food processor

How to Make Peach Ice Cream

1. Combine the ingredients. You’ll need to add frozen peaches, coconut milk, and maple syrup to a large food processor (I use a 12-cup model).

frozen peaches processed in food processor

2. Process. Let the food processor run until the peaches are totally broken down and creamy, about 2 minutes or so. Stop and scrape down the sides, as needed, to keep everything blending smoothly.

Taste the mixture, and add a squeeze of lemon juice if you’d like to brighten up the flavor. (This will vary based on the flavor of the peaches each time.)

peach ice cream ready to serve and in storage dish

3. Enjoy! You can serve this right away, for an “instant” soft serve ice cream. Or, transfer it to an airtight container and freeze for 2 to 4 hours, for a more scoop-able consistency.

finished ice cream in 2 serving dishes

This ice cream will freeze solid if you store it in the freezer overnight, so be sure to let it soften up at room temperature for 15 minutes or so, before serving again.

You can store homemade ice cream in the freezer for up to 3 months, but I bet you’ll eat it all before then!

peach ice cream scooped in pan
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Instant Peach Ice Cream

All you need is 4 simple ingredients to make this Peach Ice Cream! No ice cream required, and it's dairy-free, naturally sweetened, and ready to eat in just minutes.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword peach ice cream, peach sorbet
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 103kcal

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces frozen peaches
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (optional)

Instructions

  • In a large food processor fitted with an "S" blade, add the frozen peaches, coconut milk, and maple syrup. Process until smooth and creamy, stopping to scrape down the sides, if necessary. Taste the ice cream, and add the lemon juice if you need to brighten up the flavor. (This isn't always necessary, depeding on how the peaches taste.)
    frozen peaches processed in food processor
  • Serve the ice cream right away for a soft serve consistency, or transfer it to an airtight container in the freezer to freeze for 2 to 4 hours. This will give you a more scoop-able consistency.
    peach ice cream ready to serve and in storage dish
  • The peach ice cream can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months. It will freeze very solid overnight, so to serve again, be sure to let it sit at room temperature for at least 15 mintues to help it soften up.
    finished ice cream in 2 serving dishes

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Notes

Nutrition information is for roughly 1/2 cup of ice cream. This information is automatically calculated, and is just an estimate, not a guarantee.
If you don't need a vegan recipe, you can replace the maple syrup with 3 tablespoons of honey instead. Use water instead of coconut milk for a peach sorbet.

Nutrition

Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 218mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 247IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg

 

Update Note: This recipe was updated in August 2021 to be vegan, with new photos. The original recipe called for 3 tablespoons of honey, and I replaced that with a 1/4 cup of maple syrup instead. The rest of the recipe hasn’t changed.

If you try this Peach Ice Cream, please leave a comment below letting me know how you like it. And if you make any changes, I’d love to hear about those, too!

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Comments

Chris

Greetings. This recipe looks great. Could I use unfrozen peaches instead and then put the mixture in my Cuisinart ice cream maker? I am making peach jam tomorrow and plan to use any sliced peaches to make ice cream

    Megan Gilmore

    Yes, I think it would probably work well in an ice cream maker, too! I’d love to hear how it goes for you.

Sheila sullivan

Made this tonight – it was so easy to make and it is delicious!!

adele restrepo

This was delicious and incredibly easy to make. Easy to eat the whole thing by yourself!

AJ

OMG! Made this and it’s sooooo good! Refreshing!

Crystal

Loved it! So good and refreshing – super easy to make and kids and all loved it!

Crystal

Loved it!! So good and easy – all happy, even those who didn’t want it to begin with. 🙂

Bonnie Thornock

I love this recipe! I always add a little almond extract and it tastes just the the homemade peach ice cream I grew up with. So yummy!!!

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