This weekend I celebrated a very important date: Jack's Gotcha Day!  If you are new to the blog, Jack is my 10-year old Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier.  I rescued this older boy last year and my life was never the same  It has been a very interesting year as a dog owner and dealing with dog issues I never had before has caused some excitement at times.  And while I lost my girl Rummer five months ago, I am so thankful that this boy was here to give me the type of comfort only a dog could give: the comfort of just being there snuggling with his mommy when she cried.  I love my sweet, sweet boy to the moon and back (especially that beard hair that is always out of control). 


A little thing many do not know is that I drove all the way from Kansas to the state line between Georgia and Tennessee to pick this boy.  Did I mention that I had made that trek from NC three months before?  But one look at his photos and I was a goner.  The drive just seemed minor.  To celebrate this milestone (and the drive) I wanted to make something the reflected that entire little journey through the oh so beautiful South.   After much thinking I decided on ice cream since it was in the summer and truly what is more Southern that bourbon and peaches? 

no-churn ice cream

Now ice cream is one of those foods that I have to be in the mood to eat.  I also do not like leaving ice cream sitting in the freezer for months.  Instead I buy the Ben & Jerry's small pints when I get a craving.   But lately I have been craving ice cream in a different manner: I want to learn how to make it at home.  Unfortunately I do not want to spend on an ice cream machine because I would rarely use it.  But do you know the best thing about ice cream lately? The NO-CHURN method.  And this my friend is what I am sharing with you today. 

ice cream

whiskey ice cream 

Most no-churn ice creams have the similar base: condensed milk (or coconut milk) and heavy cream.  No, this is not a low-fat ice cream but it is a perfect addition to your "wow them" repertoire when you want something special.  And trust me-- this is.  The great thing about this base is that it is creamy and basically you can add any flavorings to make it tasty.  

Because this was a celebration I wanted to make it a little boozy for my friends that came over on Friday and I used a liquor that I've had in the cabinet since the winter: Jack Daniel's Winter Jack Tennessee Cider.  

This Tennessee Cider is a blend of apple cider liqueur, Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey and holiday spices.  This is perfect served warm in the winter when it is cold outside and the snow is falling.  But when it is at room temperature, I find the flavor really light and delicate.  Goes down really smooth.  And that delicate bouquet is what makes it such a great complement to peaches which have an almost floral flavor.  Oh yes, momma!  Talk about delicious Southern flavors in a deliciously frozen bowl.


As I mentioned, this is a NO-CHURN ice cream and it is easier to make than I thought it would.  Watch out!  I am dangerous now!  Once you get the base right the possibilities are endless.  Now, a warning: this will not be about self-gratification right after you make it.  It will take about 6-7 hours in the freezer to be set firm but that is what you get with a no-churn.  Still I loved the anticipation.  And I was not let down.   Interested in giving it a try? Below is the recipe.  I hope you enjoy it if you make it because I sure did!  It was the perfect way to bask in the memories of getting my sweet boy.  Happy Gotcha Day, Jack!!!




1 can (14 oz.) condensed milk
1 tsp crushed vanilla bean
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt
2 1/3 cups heavy cream, very cold
4 tbsp Jack Daniel's Tennessee Cider
1/2 to 1 cup peaches, chopped


In a bowl combine all the ingredients minus heavy cream and peaches.  

In the bowl of an electric mixer, pour the cold heavy cream and beat on high until you have stiff peaks-- about 4 minutes. DO NOT OVER BEAT.   With care and using a rubber spatula fold about 1 cup of the whipped cream into the bowl with all the other ingredients.  Once combined, take the content of the bowl and fold the mixture into the bowl with the remaining whipped cream until it is smooth.  

Cover the bowl and let it sit in the freezer for 1 hour.  Then take it out and pour the content into a loaf pan.  Carefully and using a fork or skewer, add the chopped peaches pushing the pieces into the mixture so it is evenly distributed through the pan (and so everyone gets pieces of peaches when served).  Re-cover and put in the freezer for 6-7 hours until firm.  Before serving, let sit in the counter for about 10 minutes so it softens a bit.  Serve and enjoy!


  1. So simple! Cant wait to try this :) And your little boy is a peach as well ;)

    1. Yes it is! I've always been so intimidated of ice cream that I could not believe how easy it was. Please let me know how you like it. And thanks for the comment about Jack. He sure is sweet as a peach.

  • I found this lovely recipe on the Weekend Potluck link party and thought I’d stop by. I am currently doing a call out for no-bake recipes on my recipe link party, The Yuck Stops Here and would love it if you would bring this recipe and any of your other no-bake favorites to the party! The party starts tonight (Tuesday) at 8pm ET and can be found on my blog, Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaos. I hope to see you there! HUGS

  • Your photography is fantastic! But even saying that, you are a creative gal top put Jack Daniel's and Peach Ice Cream in a combo--you are my new favorite person haha!!

    Thanks for linking up at the Bewitchin Projects party this week! I can't wait to see what you link up again next week over at OurMiniFamily.com!

    ~Cathy Mini~

    1. Haha! cathy you are too funny. Hilariously enough my friends said the same thing when they tried it! :-)