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cheesecake ice cream with caramelized peaches

Holy cow, have I got an ice cream recipe for you!  A rich, creamy, just-one-more-spoonful ice cream that will knock your socks off.  And it only has 4 ingredients!  So what’s the secret to the recipe?  Instant pudding.  Just like adding a package to cookies, something magical happened when I added it to this ice cream recipe.  I used a cheesecake pudding mix, but honestly the possibilities are as high as pudding flavors go.  How does banana pudding ice cream sound?  Pistachio? Devils food?  Butterscotch?  Pumpkin?!  Oh the possibilities are endless, and dangerous.  

Now, let’s talk about these caramelized peaches.  While the ice cream was churning, I found myself twiddling my thumbs and trying to keep my fingers out of the ice cream machine.  I eyed a peach sitting on my counter and while my first instinct was to make a mini peach cobbler to go with my ice cream, I decided I wanted something quicker and I switched gears to make some caramelized peaches.  Combined with a little butter, some sugar, and cinnamon, the peaches were a delicious compliment to the ice cream.  Best part of it all?  The whole thing came together in a half an hour!  Now what are you waiting for?  Go make some ice cream!

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Cheesecake Ice Cream with Caramelized Peaches
makes 4 servings

1 (4 serving) package Jell-O cheesecake pudding
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups milk
1 cup heavy cream
2 tbsp butter
2 peaches
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract


In large bowl, combine pudding, sugar, milk, and cream, and whisk together.  Add to pre-chilled ice cream maker and churn for 25-30 minutes.  

While ice cream is churning, melt butter in small skillet over medium heat.  Once melted, add peaches, brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla.  Cook, stirring frequently, until they are a brown, caramelized color, about 10 minutes.  Spoon over ice cream and enjoy!  

This post is linked up at Sweet Indulgences Sunday!

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