Summmery White Nectarine Ice Cream

No fruit triggers summer vibes for me more than white nectarines – the fragrance and flavor send me into hot sweaty days lugging all my bags around local farmers markets, feeling up and sniffing all the stone fruits. I prefer the lightness of a white nectarine and cooking the nectarine gently will bring out the delicate flavor while lowering the water content, giving you the best of both flavor and creamy texture worlds.

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Summmery White Nectarine Ice Cream


  • 9oz Cooked white nectarines*
  • 1C Heavy Cream
  • 1/2C Whole Milk
  • 3/8C White Sugar
  • 1 Pasteurized Eggs
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher Salt

*Start with around 12oz of fresh nectarine and cook down, or for a more subtle flavor and refreshing ice cream you can opt to just use 9oz fresh nectarines.

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  • Whynter Ice Cream Maker
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Spatula
  • Small saucepan
  • Freeze-safe container

How to Make White Nectarine Ice Cream

  1. Peel, pit, and small dice your fresh nectarine. You want just the white flesh bits and smaller pieces will cook faster.
  2. In a small pot on low heat, cook down your nectarines until most of the water has steamed out and you’re left with an aromatic viscous sticky juice. Stir often to prevent the sugars from burning.
  3. Transfer your cooked nectarine and allow to cool.
  4. Once cooled, we can begin assembling the ice cream base.
  5. In a separate bowl, cream your sugar, salt and eggs.
  6. Add cooked nectarine and mix well. You can mash out the lumps or even use a blender.
  7. Add milk and heavy cream and gently mix it in.
  8. Place ice cream base in the fridge to chill and allow flavors to marry. Once the mixture has thoroughly chilled, we recommend at least 1-2 hours or even overnight, you can churn. This is also a good point to taste your base and ensure it’s the intensity of flavor you’re looking for. If not, you can allow it to “mature” another day or add a little more nectarine.
  9. When ready, pour the mix into your ice cream maker and follow the instructions of your machine.
  10. Let it freeze for at least 4 hours.
white nectarine ice cream

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