A few summers ago, we tried to make peach ice cream by mixing fresh peaches with vanilla in the test kitchen. We never quite got the results we were hoping for. The truth is, peach ice cream made from scratch - from make-your-own-mix to ice cream maker - can't be beat. But when we don't have time for our classic GH peach ice cream recipe, we turn to these store-bought cartons:
Graeter's Summer Peach Ice Cream1. Graeter's Summer Peach: This mail-order specialty is the closest thing we found to homemade. Prepared in small batches, you can taste summer in each scoop.
Delicious peach ice creams2. Haagen Dazs Orchard Peach Sorbet: For pure peach flavor, this sweet sorbet comes pretty close. It lacks the milky subtlety of ice cream, but is a fantastic dairy-free option.
3. Blue Bell Peaches and Homemade Vanilla: On the other end of the spectrum is this creamy swirl from Texas. It's available in stores throughout then Southwest and online.
4. Ben and Jerry's Willie Nelson's Country Peach Cobbler: If you're into the fully loaded sweet stuff, this is your best bet. The cobbler bits taste like a cross between pie crust and cookie dough.
Adonia Peach and Greek Frozen Yogurt5. Ciao Bella Adonia Peach and Greek Frozen Yogurt: For a slim-down sweet, try this tangy blend. You can also check out other options in our low-cal low-cal frozen treats round up.
Our other favorite options for peach ice cream are the little mom and pop shops across America that churn out creamy fruity scoops. In my town, Eddie's Ice Cream shop has been around for decades.
What are your favorite summer-only ice cream flavors? Let me know in the comments.
- by Genevieve Ko
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