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Our nutmeg-spiced ice cream is inspired by the scoops served by Beekman's Homemade Ice Cream during RAGBRAI (the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa).

Source: Midwest Living


Recipe Summary

50 mins
4 hrs
4 hrs
8 hrs 50 mins
About 2-1/2 quarts


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a medium heavy saucepan, combine sugar, whipping cream and 1 cup of the half-and-half. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly with a heatproof rubber scraper, until mixture just starts to boil. Remove from heat. Whisk about 1 cup of the hot mixture into beaten egg yolks; return all to saucepan. Cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture coats the back of a clean metal spoon. (Do not boil.) Remove from heat. Allow to cool for 20 minutes.

  • Strain the custard into a large bowl through a fine-mesh sieve (to catch any bits of egg that might have overcooked in the custard). Stir in the remaining half-and-half, vanilla, salt and, if you like, nutmeg. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours. (Mixture will thicken.)

  • Place half of the peaches in a food processor. Cover and process until smooth and pureed. Stir the peach puree, remaining chopped peaches, chilled peach nectar and, if you like, peach brandy into the chilled custard in the large bowl.

  • Transfer the mixture to a 4- or 5-quart ice cream freezer. Freeze according to the manufacturer's directions. If you like, ripen* for 4 hours before serving.


To ripen ice cream in a traditional-style ice-cream freezer, after churning, remove the lid and dasher and cover the top of freezer can with waxed paper or foil. Plug the hole in the lid with a small piece of cloth; replace the lid. Pack the outer freezer bucket with enough ice and kosher or rock salt to cover the top of the freezer can, using 4 cups ice to 1 cup salt.

Nutrition Facts

155 calories; fat 9g; cholesterol 65mg; saturated fat 5g; carbohydrates 17g; mono fat 3g; sugars 14g; protein 2g; vitamin a 437.3IU; vitamin c 4.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.2mg; folate 8.1mcg; vitamin b12 0.2mcg; sodium 69mg; potassium 122mg; calcium 50.5mg; iron 0.2mg.