Yep. Today’s my birthday. The big two-five. I can now rent a car. My insurance goes down a little. I can justify eating ice cream cake. Those are a couple of good things I guess. The bad things – I’m five years from thirty. Halfway to fifty….dear Lord. It seemed like just yesterday I was just graduated from college, turning twenty-two, getting married….jeez. You blink and three years go by. My birthday’s been great so far – had my family over for a little party (complete with my own ice cream cake!) this past weekend, went out to dinner last night with hubby’s parents to my favorite restaurant, and tonight hubby and I are trying a new oyster bar – and of course, I’ve gotten some great gifts! Anyway, this post isn’t really about my birthday – it’s about Dorie’s Honey Peach Ice Cream. The greatest frozen treat ever concocted. I mean, yeah, my birthday is pretty important, but not quite as important as honey peach ice cream; this is serious ice cream, ya’ll……

I’ve made this once before, last summer, and totally fell in love. It’s peachy, incredibly creamy, and the honey gives it a smoothness and flavor that totally set it apart from all other ice creams. I’m completey sold on this ice cream. It’s my all-time favorite. Dorie talks about her love of ice cream in her book, Baking From My Home to Yours (the book we bake from) – and you can make any of her recipes and tell right off that this woman knows her ice cream. The Blueberry Sour Cream is to die for, and of course the Honey Peach is amazing…I can’t wait to give the others a try!

To make this, basically you just boil your milk mixture and your honey/peach mixture, then blend it all together in a blender and throw it in your ice cream maker. Coudn’t be easier – or more delicious. Dorie reserves a few chunks of peaches to toss in the ice cream mixer at the last minute, but I personally wasn’t a fan of the frozen peach bits last time, so I just pureed all the peaches and enjoyed it much more this time. My parents were visiting, so they got to sample it and really loved it. This is one of those recipes I’ll make every single summer from now on.

Do yourself a (big) favor right now and check out Tommi’s blog – Brown Interior, and get the recipe for this amazing ice cream! And THANK YOU, Tommi, for picking one of my absolute favorite Dorie recipes for my birthday!!  This ice cream was the cherry on top of a great birthday!

And P.S. – a BIG thank you to my good buddy Andrea, for showing my how to (finally) use my camera….it’s amazing how all those little buttons actually DO something! :-)

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  1. Happy Birthday, sweetie! Love the pictures!! :)

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    Comment by Hornedfroggy of My Baking Heart — June 16, 2009 @ 7:53 AM

  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! So glad we got to be with you and share this incredible ice cream – yum!

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    Comment by Mother — June 16, 2009 @ 8:50 AM

  3. Happy Birthday! Your ice cream looks great, this is such a great summery ice cream.

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    Comment by Sara — June 16, 2009 @ 9:12 AM

  4. Happy Birthday! I just turned 25 last week :)

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    Comment by Ashley — June 16, 2009 @ 11:36 AM

  5. happy birthday! i turned 25 at the end of the may :-) the ice cream looks great!

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    Comment by ashley — June 16, 2009 @ 11:48 AM

  6. At 25, I was married for the 2nd time, and had 2 kids.

    Honey, you are just starting life.

    I turn 40 this year.

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    Comment by chocolatechic — June 16, 2009 @ 1:53 PM

  7. At 25, I was married for the 2nd time, and had 2 kids.

    Honey, you are just starting life.

    I turn 40 this year.

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    Comment by chocolatechic — June 16, 2009 @ 1:54 PM

  8. Happy Birthday! Lovely ice cream – yum!

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    Comment by Kerstin — June 16, 2009 @ 3:34 PM

  9. Happy Birthday to you and Many Happy Returns of the Day! =)

    Your Honey Peach Ice Cream looks delicious!

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    Comment by Lori Ann — June 16, 2009 @ 6:59 PM

  10. Happy Birthday! It sounds like a perfect celebration and this was a perfect ice cream.

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    Comment by Mary — June 16, 2009 @ 9:13 PM

  11. Happy Birthday to you! Your ice cream looks terrific and I’m glad you loved it :)

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    Comment by Tracey — June 16, 2009 @ 9:24 PM

  12. Happy birthday! I’m glad you got to celebrate with this luscious ice cream!

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    Comment by Leslie — June 16, 2009 @ 9:32 PM

  13. Happy Birthday! 25?! So young…you have so much to look forward to! :) Like homemade ice cream! :)

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    Comment by food librarian — June 16, 2009 @ 9:36 PM

  14. Happy Bday Amy!

    What a great way to celebrate with some delicious-looking ice cream!

    Have some cake, too! :)

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    Comment by Sugar B — June 16, 2009 @ 9:59 PM

  15. Your ice cream looks so luscious! Great pictures too! Well done!

    Happy Birthday!

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    Comment by Susan at Sticky,Gooey,Creamy,Chewy — June 17, 2009 @ 7:23 AM

  16. Happy birthday!!!! 25 is a big year… I am turning 28 this year (WOW) which makes me only 2 YEARS away from 30! So be happy! hahaha! Your ice cream looks SO delicious!

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    Comment by Teanna — June 17, 2009 @ 8:46 AM

  17. I stumbled this post – looks so good! Happy birthday! :)

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    Comment by Hillary — June 19, 2009 @ 3:27 PM

  18. Yours looks perfect! I’m glad you enjoyed it so much :)

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    Comment by Jacque — June 19, 2009 @ 8:32 PM

  19. hope you had a great birthday! : )

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    Comment by Laura — June 24, 2009 @ 12:45 PM

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