Old Fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream with Spiced
2 C. granulated sugar
6 T. all-purpose flour
1/2 t. salt
5 C. whole milk
6 large eggs
4 C. half and half
2 1/2 T. vanilla extract
10 large ripe peaches, peeled and sliced
1/2 C. light brown sugar
1/2 t. ground cinnamon
1/2 t. ground allspice
1/4 t. ground nutmeg
15- 20 lbs. ice cubes
2- 3 lbs. rock salt
Hand-crank or electric ice cream maker
For the custard base: In a heavy 3-quart saucepan, combine 2 cups
sugar, flour and salt. Stir until evenly distributed.
In medium bowl, beat together eggs and milk until well blended. Pour
egg mixture into sugar mixture and stir until smooth. Cook over low
heat, stirring constantly and evenly around the saucepan, until
mixture thickens and coats the back of the spoon, 25-30 minutes. Do
not allow the custard to boil.
Remove from heat and pour into a large heatproof bowl. Cover the
surface of custard with wax paper and refrigerate until cool, 1 to 1
For the peaches: In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon,
allspice and nutmeg. Stir until spices are evenly distributed into
In a large bowl, combine sliced peaches and spice mixture. Stir
until all peaches are coated. Cover and refrigerate at least 4
To make the ice cream: Spoon the cooled custard into the freezer can
of a 4-quart ice cream maker. Pour half-and-half and vanilla extract
into freezer can; stir until well blended.
Place dasher in the ice cream freezer can and place can in bucket.
Attach hand-crank or motor to the freezer can. Fill with ice and
salt and freeze according to manufacturer's directions, adding more
ice and salt as needed. Freezing will take 45-50 minutes.
When machine stops or you just can't crank anymore, remove motor and
dasher. Using large spoon, pack ice cream down and cover top with
wax paper. Replace can lid and place in your freezer for 2-3 hours.
To serve: Spoon spices peaches over individual ice cream servings.