Peach Ice Cream with Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookie Crumble

Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
10 mins


For the Ice Cream base

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/8 tsp fine salt
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp vodka
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla bean paste

For the Peach Puree Flavoring

  • 2 pitted peaches with skins
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

For the Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookie Crumble

  • 4 pieces Walkers Shortbread Cookies
  • 1/8 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp melted butter


For the Ice Cream Base

  1. The night before, place your ice cream drum in the freezer to chill according to manufacturers recommendation. I also recommend placing the blade in the freezer to keep everything as cold as possible.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, simmer your cream, milk, sugar, and salt until dissolved, about 5 minutes. Remove pot from heat. In a separate bowl, whisk your egg yolks. Whisking constantly, pour about 1/3 of your warm milk mixture into the yolks to temper the eggs. Once whisked, add your egg mixture back to the milk mixture in the saucepan and return to medium-low heat. Gently cook until the mixture is thick enough and coats the back of a spoon, should read about 170-180 degrees on an instant-read thermometer. Remove from heat and whisk in your vodka and vanilla bean paste.
  3. Transfer to a fridge safe bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Chill for 4 hours over overnight before putting in the ice cream machine. The colder the base can be, the better the ice cream will yield in the final product.

For the Peach Puree

  1. In a blender, add your pitted peaches, skin on, and brown sugar and puree until completely smoothed out. Should have the consistency of apple sauce or finer. Transfer to a bowl and place in the fridge.

For the Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookie Crumble

  1. In a food processor, pulse the brown sugar and shortbread until combined in a rough powder. Slowly drizzle in the butter until small clumps can be formed by pressing the dough together with your fingers. Remove from bowl and set aside.

For the Ice Cream

  1. Turn on your ice cream maker, and add your milk mixture to the bowl. Let churn for roughly 15 minutes until soft serve consistency is reached. At this point, slowly spoon in your peach puree. You may have to add two spoonfuls of puree and wait for that to incoporate before you add more.
  2. When the peach puree has been incorporated, let run for an additional 3-5 minutes until you can spoon out a spoonful of ice cream and it has a firmer consistency than soft serve. At this point, slowly add in 2/3 of your cookie crumble. Churn for another 30 second so it's worked in and stop the machine.
  3. In your ice cream storage containers, transfer the ice cream and once filled half way, add additional shortbread crumble. Then fill and top with more shortbread. Put in the freezer and let chill for an additional 2 hours or serve immediately.