So there’s been a little beef between Georgia and South Carolina about who has the best peaches.
We think the answer is obvious – especially if you’ve had a peach from McBee. But we digress.
As you know, those who reside within our border buddy’s lines believe their round, juicy produce is the best. I mean, they do call their beloved former debtor’s colony “The Peach State” and the lovely ladies who are born and bred there “Georgia Peaches” (including the author, who is also a proud Georgia Bulldog).
But since our friends at The Chattahoochee River Weekend thought it would be…cute to try and call us out, we at Palmetto Weekend decided that we’d show them the best uses for their peaches.
While we wait for whatever they will produce (like a tasty peach, for example), we’ve come up with a list of what you could do if you come across a Georgia peach, here’s what you can do with them:
- Use them for target practice – your weapon of choice may vary
- Feed them to your pets or livestock
- Let them rot
- Leave them on the actual tree – don’t even pick them
- Donate them to science to see if you can make them taste better
Technically, however, neither state can claim to be the king of peaches – statistically, California led the U.S. in peach production in 2017, according to Statista. BUT, South Carolina did produce more peaches than Georgia last year.
Maybe Georgia could focus on the blueberry, which NBC news reported was their top-grossing fruit in 2013. Or the peanut or mediocre professional sports teams, you know, things you’re good at.
If you’re looking for ways to use the BETTER peaches, Palmetto Weekend’s Ryan Burgee visited his grandaddy and gave us this DELICIOUS recipe for his homemade peach ice cream. ENJOY!
G.T. Norris’ Homemade Peach Ice Cream
Makes 4 quarts
2 Cups Sugar
1 Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 Can Evaporated Milk
Add a Dash of Salt
1 Tsp. Vanilla Flavoring
1 Quart Half and Half Milk
2 (or more) Peaches Diced
Mix all ingredients, except for peaches and whole milk, until an even liquid consistency is reached.
Add peaches last.
Pour mixture into the inner container of ice cream churn and add whole milk to top off.
Place the inner container of churn into the outer bucket and add ice topped with salt to prevent melting.
Allow the churn to run for around 40 minutes.
Enjoy Grandaddy’s home made icecream!