Rock salt crunching with every turn of the handle.
Peach juice dripping from the cutting board.
The smell of sugar and cream wafting on the humid breeze.
These are some of my favorite childhood memories.
20-something years later – I can still feel the rush of icy air when my Dad would lift the lid of the ice cream churn to check the consistency of the ice cream. I can still hear the rock salt crunching against the sides of the ice cream maker, and I can still see my mom peeling, chopping, and prepping the fresh Texas fruit.
There is absolutely nothing in the world like homemade ice cream.
Unless it’s homemade peach ice cream that’s made with peach schnapps soaked peaches, pie crust and then topped with a caramel sauce made with aged Texas bourbon.
That pretty much jumps on top of every other ice cream I’ve ever had and screams “I’m King of The Mountain” while stomping up and down on it and doing a two step on your taste buds.
I was standing in line at the grocery store last month and stumbled across a recipe for Peach Cobbler Ice Cream with Bourbon Caramel Sauce in a Cooking Light Magazine. I immediately texted Nathan and asked him to pick me up some Peach Schnapps on his way home from work and 5 variations later – I had it.
All the crunchy, savory, goodness of peach cobbler in a no churn, no ice cream maker needed, adult kick in the pants ice cream recipe to top all other adult ice cream recipes.