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Homemade Peach Ice Cream with Dried Sour Cherries

Homemade Peach Ice Cream with cherries is made with canned peaches in lite syrup, dried sour cherries, and pure maple syrup. This is a simple recipe that sets up fast for a delicious, quick dessert. It yields 12 servings making it a wonderful treat for a family, or to serve at your next get together.

Sweet peaches and bright, sour cherries dance together for a delicious mix of contrasting flavors. The base of the ice cream is made with half and half and heavy cream for a silky, thick frozen cream that has the perfect texture.

Homemade Peach Ice Cream Recipe
Homemade Peach Ice Cream Recipe

How do you make fruit ice cream not icy?

Creamy, silky ice cream is always the goal when making homemade peach ice cream. You may think that you can add your choice of fruits to the ice cream mixture, and simply let it set. The problem is that fruit holds a lot of water, and will likely result in an icy consistency to your finished ice cream.

To avoid making an icy ice cream, you need to cook out any extra water from the fruit. This is an added step that many wish you avoid, which is where canned fruit comes in.

This homemade peach ice cream uses canned peaches for the added sweetness, and the ease of use. Canned peaches are already sitting in a thick syrup, so you don’t need to cook them down and build a syrup yourself.

A frozen peach treat is a fresh, bright dessert that can be made anytime of the year. Best of all, you can make it straight from the pantry.

Is homemade ice cream better with or without eggs?

We have a large selection of homemade ice cream recipes on the blog. Some use eggs, some do not. This old fashioned homemade peach ice cream does not use eggs which keeps it simple and lighter in overall calories.

Eggs will give the ice cream a smooth and creamy texture, while helping to prevent ice crystallization; but, we also love an egg free ice cream every now and then. This homemade peach ice cream is not lacking even without the use of eggs, and we love how simple and quick it is to make.

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Are ice cream makers worth it?

I bought my Cuisinart ice cream maker last summer and have used it to make all of the scrumptious homemade ice creams you can find on the blog. Homemade ice cream is so easy nowadays. An electric ice cream maker is very easy to use and takes very little time.

There are so many options, styles, and price ranges to choose from you don’t have to worry about not finding one that’s right for you. Most ice cream makers are low profile and easy to store, while also being large enough to make a good amount of ice cream for you to enjoy.

Just load them up and turn them on, the ice cream maker does it all.

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The best homemade Peach Ice Cream recipe

Homemade Peach Ice Cream is so good. You can omit the dried cherries if you don’t have them handy, but I hope you will make this recipe with the cherries. The sour cherries are the crowning touch in this recipe. They really bring out and enhance those yummy sweet creamy canned peaches.

The Peaches

Use canned peaches in a light syrup. The extra sweet of heavy syrup is unnecessary and will make a very sweet ice cream. If all you have is heavy syrup peaches, reduce the maple syrup so that you don’t end up with an over powered sweetness.

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Canned, chopped peaches ready to make Peach Ice Cream

Selecting the right cherries

This recipe uses dried Montmorency cherries. The peaches, cream and maple syrup blend beautifully with the dried sour cherries, and the firm texture of the cherries brings a welcomed richness to the texture of the finished ice cream.

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Organic, dried and chopped sour Montmorency Cherries

Can I use fresh fruit in this recipe?

You can use fresh fruits in this ice cream, but we recommend keeping a few things in mind for best results.

  • Use diced sweet cherries, not sour pie cherries. If you are looking to use another dried fruit in place of the sour cherries, maybe try dried cranberries. They will have a similar tart flavor.
  • Make sure any fresh fruit is very ripe, you need the sweetness and juiciness of very ripe fruits to make a reduced sauce and cook the excess water out.
  • You may need to increase the maple syrup when using fresh fruits, depending how the fruit reduction tastes.

If you have frozen cherries or peaches they will work in this recipe. Just add them straight out of the freezer bag into your ice cream mixer and mix until soft set. If they are in large chunks, maybe chop them up before adding to your ice cream mixture.

Frozen juices with your fruits will make a solid pack, and you will need to at least partially defrost the fruits so you can break or cut the fruits into small (1/2 inch) pieces.

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Mid Winter Cherry Peach Maple Ice Cream Recipe
Yield: 12 servings

Homemade Peach Ice Cream with Sour Cherries

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Homemade Peach Ice Cream with Sour Cherries is made with canned peaches in lite syrup and dried sour cherries with Pure Maple syrup. A delectable gluten free ice cream made from the pantry and fridge when no fruit is on the tree.


  • 2/3 Cups Canned peach juice (lite syrup)
  • 1 1/2 Cups peaches (chopped 1/2 inch or smaller pieces)
  • 1/2 Cup chopped Montmorency dried sour cherries
  • 1 Cup Heavy whipping cream
  • 1 Cup half and half
  • 1/3 Cup organic pure Maple Syrup
  • 1 1/2 Tsp. pure vanilla extract


  1. Pour all the ingredients (except chopped peaches and cherries) into a 2 quart bowl and whisk until well blended.
  2. Start your churn according to directions and pour in the ice cream batter
  3. After churning 10 minutes Add the peaches and cherries slowly into the churn.
  4. Churn until soft set about 10 more minutes.
  5. Serve soft or transfer to airtight freezer containers and freeze several hours to preferred hardness.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 141Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 29mgSodium 20mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 1gSugar 11gProtein 2g

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Sunday 7th of February 2016

Oh my goodness, I want this right now! I just happen to have a lot of homemade canned peaches sitting in the cupboard, begging to be used for something fancier than just being eaten straight out of the jar (very guilty) - trying this one tomorrow, can't wait!!


Sunday 7th of February 2016

Great Donna! Let me know how you like it!

Chris @ SimpleFood365

Friday 5th of February 2016

Your ice cream sounds wonderful. We love making fresh ice cream and have started using coconut milk in it. It is so good and works well. Now I think we need to add some peaches soon!


Friday 5th of February 2016

I have never made ice cream with coconut milk. It's on my bucket list!We really enjoyed the cheese and cherries together in this recipe!

Joy @ Joy Love Food

Friday 5th of February 2016

Great idea to use canned peaches, this sounds like an amazing combination, what a great summery treat to enjoy mid winter!


Friday 5th of February 2016

Joy, It's so fun to brighten up a gloomy winter day with this taste of summer.

Anne Murphy

Thursday 4th of February 2016

My dad used to talk longingly of hand churned peach ice cream he ate the year he went to school in Georgia in his teens... I just got an ice cream maker, and was considering trying it with frozen peaches, but never thought of canned at all! And the cherries just sounds like - well - the cherry on top! That little extra that makes it.

Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy

Thursday 4th of February 2016

I am not a huge ice cream fan, but the flavours of this one sound really good.

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