If you are like me and enjoy fruit in your desserts, this recipe is perfect for you! I own a KitchenAid ® Artisan Stand Mixer and let me tell you, it is my favorite kitchen tool. There are attachments to make pasta, juice fruits, spiral veggies and more. My favorite attachment is the Ice Cream Maker. Not only is it fun, but allows for creativity in creating unconventional ice cream, like nectarine flavor.
One day, I noticed fresh nectarines in my kitchen. I thought to myself, I bet those would be good in ice cream. Now, I’ve seen peach ice cream but not nectarine. I decided to give it a whirl, spoiler alert: GREAT IDEA. The ice cream has a very prominent nectarine flavor mixed with sweet cream. It was fresh and crisp. I will run you through the recipe, so you can try it on your own.
In a large bowl, add in the heavy whipping cream, half-and-half, sugar, vanilla extract and salt. Stir all the ingredients together until they are well-mixed.
Next, in a medium saucepan on low heat, heat the mixture until hot. Make sure you DO NOT boil the mixture.
Once heated, grab a Tupperware container with a lid. Pour the heated mixture into the container. Add your diced nectarines to the mixture, and a dash of cinnamon if you shall choose. Put the lid on the container and chill in the fridge for at least 6 hours.
Once the mixture is chilled, absorbing the nectarines flavor, install the ice cream attachment on the mixer. Put it on STIR speed (Speed 1). As the mixer is going, pour the liquid mixture slowly into the freezer bowl.
Leave the mixer running for 20-30 minutes. If after that time the ice cream is not as frozen as you would prefer it to be, you can let it run for 10-15 more minutes. Once the ice cream is frozen to your preference, scoop it out into a container and let chill in the freezer until you are ready to enjoy!