An expatriate of New Orleans – and professional chef – who has lived in Los Angeles since her childhood, blogs about the journey from New Orleans to Los Angeles back to New Orleans, and points along the way.

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Peach Ice Cream

By on Aug 20, 2012, 3:37 pm in Recipes-Sweet, Travel | 6 comments

Peach Ice CreamPeach Ice Cream


My grandmother, Mama Dear, loved ice cream. She ate it everyday of her life, at least for the part of her life that I knew. When she lived with my family in her later years, it was a nightly ritual for me to dish up her bowl of ice cream. My Uncle Reiss tells me she made it almost every Sunday during New Orleans’ steamy summertime, and all of her neighbors would come over- when they heard the ice cream freezer churning away- to sample her ice cream. Peach was her favorite.


When I returned home, a couple of weeks ago, with an abundance of juicy, ripe peaches from my tour of Masumoto Farms, one of my first instincts was to make ice cream. So I called three of Mama Dear’s great grandsons (who never had the pleasures of meeting her face to face) and invited them over for a stroll through old family pictures, served up with a batch of freshly churned peach ice cream. Continue for recipe…

Enjoying the Last Bites of Peach Ice Cream



  1. Looks and sounds so yummy.

    Avatar Alex

    August 20, 2012

  2. can you see my mouth watering??? Peach is my fav……….

    Avatar Patti

    August 20, 2012

  3. Halima and I looovvvveeee the ice cream!

    Avatar Ayana

    August 20, 2012

  4. Thanks for the good memories. Sounds heavenly! When we were young my dad would send for creole cream cheese from Nola and make peach creole cream cheese ice cream. Are you familiar with it? I never paid attention to all of the ingredients. I wish I knew them now.

    Avatar Charlotte

    August 21, 2012

  5. Charlotte-

    There are people who began making Creole cream cheese again post-Katrina. I think it’s very simple, with not many ingredients.

    Avatar Gisele aka LA2LAChef

    August 21, 2012

  6. my grandma was also a peach ice cream fan, although I don’t think she made it. But she did make the tiny merinque kisses that got crushed up on it. ooooh! thanks for the story, the recipe and the memory!

    Avatar Ann Keeler Evans

    August 22, 2012

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