Here's a way to cheat when you want homemade ice cream. Stir pecans, peaches, cookies, and a few other ingredients into purchased vanilla ice cream. With all those extra goodies, every one will think you made the ice cream from scratch.




  • Slightly soften ice cream. Puree half the peach pieces and the peach nectar in blender. Add ice cream. Pulse 6 to 8 times, until blended.

  • Pour into 8 x 8 x 2-inch metal pan. Place in freezer while preparing remaining ingredients.

  • Finely dice remaining peach pieces. Toast pecans in small skillet over medium-high heat, stirring, until lightly browned and fragrant, 3 minutes. Transfer to plate to cool.

  • Remove pan with ice cream mixture from freezer. Stir in chopped peaches, pecans, cookie pieces, nutmeg and cinnamon until well blended. Freeze until firm, about 6 hours or overnight. Serve in waffle bowls, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

228 calories; 12 g total fat; 6 g saturated fat; 25 mg cholesterol; 79 mg sodium. 25 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 4 g protein;