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Peach Cobbler and Homemade Ice Cream


One of my favorite memories growing up as a child in Arkansas was the summertime treat of fresh baked peach cobbler topped off with homemade ice cream. The anticipation of waiting for the cobbler to come out of the oven and the ice cream to freeze was almost more than a kid could handle. There’s just something extra special about the combination of fresh picked Arkansas peaches with a buttery, crispy crust. And add a big ol’ spoon of hand cranked ice cream? You’ve got heaven in a bowl!

This month, we are highlighting an exceptionally good peach cobbler as well as a couple of wonderful homemade ice cream recipes. All three recipes can be found in the ‘Tasty Traditions’ section of What’s Cookin’ at First Security Cookbook. Order a copy today and dig into Arkansas goodness!

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Prep Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8


  • ¼ cup butter (½ stick)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 large (29 ounce) can sliced peaches, drained

FS peach cobbler ingredients


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In 9 x 9 glass baking dish, melt butter in oven.
  3. In mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, milk, baking powder, vanilla and salt.
  4. Pour batter over melted butter in baking dish.
  5. Place drained peaches on top of batter.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees to 40 to 435 minutes. (The batter make the crust on top of the peaches.)

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 260
Calories from Fat: 61
Carbohydrates: 48.9 grams
Sodium: 76 milligrams

FS peach cobbler bowl with ice cream


Prep Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12


  • Two (14 ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 quart half and half
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 quart milk (approximate)
  • Box of ice cream salt
  • Large bag of ice


  1. Into ice cream freezer can, pour sweetened condensed milk, sugar, half and half, and vanilla.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Add milk to fill line of can.
  4. Place ice cream freezer can with lid into ice cream freezer, packing with ice and ice cream salt.
  5. Crank until frozen, adding ice and salt as needed.

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 423
Calories from Fat: 150
Carbohydrates: 60.2 grams
Sodium: 155milligrams



Prep Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12


  • 2 ¾ cup sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • One (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 pint half and half
  • 1 pint whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla
  • Milk


  1. In mixing bowl, beat sugar and eggs with electric mixer until smooth.
  2. Add sweetened condensed milk and mix well.
  3. Add half and half, cream, and vanilla and blend. (Do not beat.)
  4. Pour mixture into 1 gallon ice cream freezer.
  5. Add milk to fill line on freezer container.
  6. Follow directions for making ice cream for your freezer.


Nutritional Information:
Calories: 525
Calories from Fat: 213
Carbohydrates: 71.2 grams
Sodium: 141 milligrams

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Employees and customers of First Security Bank have contributed their favorite recipes to What’s Cookin’ at First Security, a cookbook that benefits Arkansas Foodbank. They feature over 2,000 recipes and are available at any First Security Bank location for $20.

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Arkansas Women Blogger member Mary Wood is a lifetime lover of words. She hails from the suburbs of Nimrod, Arkansas where she is co-owner and number one stacker of wood in her family's sawmill. She loves playing in the dirt and raising a zoo-load of animals on their family farm. Her passions include living life with her husband Steve, son Caleb and all-grown-up daughters Rebecca and Rachel and son-in-law Matt. Homeschooling, writing women's Bible studies, and renovating their home fill up the remainder of her time.

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