Cooking with Ease by Melissa Tate: Homemade Peach Ice Cream

ROCKWALL, TX (June 30, 2022) Homemade ice cream is not something I make often, but I want to change that. And I want to change it because of the reason I don’t make it often. I love homemade ice cream. I think everyone probably does. But it takes so long to make that I rarely slow down to make it. That’s what I want to change. I want to slow down.

We have a loved one that is nearing their passing. We are lucky enough to know this. To know that it’s coming. In the past week, family has gathered. Friends have stopped in. We have eaten meals together and watched movies. Sliced pie and sipped cups of coffee. We have all slowed down. As I was leaving their house last night, I thought how nice it was that we could all do that. That we just got to spend that time together. And then I wished we had done that before our loved one was sick. I wished we had slowed down in a time when all of our hearts were light and our heads clear.

I can’t guarantee anything, but my goal this summer is to slow down. To make time to sit with my people. And not to plan an event or talk over something on the horizon. Or say my goodbyes. But to just sit. To be slow and calm and peaceful and take in the stories I’m hearing, the meals I’m eating, the smiles I’m seeing. Making things like homemade ice cream may be the catalyst some of us need to slow down. It takes time.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did. It’s not super sweet so feel free to add more sugar if you’d like. I also hope you get to slow down. To take some time this summer to really enjoy life. Plug some slow recipes into your plans and let that lead you.

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