Easy Grilled Peaches are the quintessential summer dessert. Light and refreshing with the perfect scoop of vanilla ice cream, this simple dessert is sure to please!
Easy Grilled Peaches
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I made this recipe a long time about at a tasty dinner with both my and Justin's parents. This simple summer dessert is a modern version of peaches and cream. That night, everyone went absolutely nuts over them, and as you can imagine, there were no leftovers!
I love that grilling makes the skin of the peaches loosen so you can enjoy bites of peach and ice cream without any fuzzy skin. The honey and a bit of cinnamon add the perfect flavor any grilled fruit. I like to finish the ice cream off with a drizzle of honey and a couple fresh thyme leaves to make these a more special elevated dessert, without all the hassle.
This is by far the most simple of all the summer peach recipes out there. Once you try it, you will be making this grilled peaches recipe alllll summer long!
Tips for making grilled peaches and cream
- Spray the grill with cooking spray before heating to prevent sticking.
- When grilling, I like to start with them flat side down. Be careful not to burn it!
- I brush the honey and sprinkle the cinnamon onto the flat side after turning it, as the honey will make it burn quickly if it's directly on the burner.
- I like to let it cook a couple minutes on the skin side to help loosen the skin a tiny bit.
- It's a good idea to pre-scoop the ice cream. You can store it on a small sheet pan lined with parchment or wax paper in the freezer until you're read to serve.
Do peaches need to be ripe to grill?
I'd encourage you to work with ripe peaches, as unripe ones tend to be a bit tart. That said, try not to use super soft peaches, as they might turn mushy.
How do you cut a peach in half on the grill?
I use a paring knife to do this. If you look at the peach, there is a natural seam. Use this as your guide and run your knife all around it. Then carefully twist both halves in opposite direction to split the cut peach into two halves.
How do you remove peach pits?
If it doesn't easily pop out, you can use a paring knife to cut around the pit for easier removal.
Can you cut peaches ahead of time?
I wouldn't recommend it, as they brown easily once cut.
How long do grilled peaches last?
Although these are at their best consumed immediately after cooking, they leftover grilled peaches will last a couple days in the fridge.
How do you reheat grilled peach leftovers?
I'd either reheat them covered in the oven at 350 until heated through or in the microwave.
Ingredients for grilled peaches
- Cooking spray
- Vanilla ice cream
- Fresh thyme
How to grill peaches
- Cut the peaches in half and remove the pits.
- Spray grill with cooking spray and preheat to medium heat.
- Grill peaches for 3-5 minutes, flat-side down or until you have some nice grill marks (you can rotate them a bit halfway through to get crosshatch grill marks).
- Turn the peaches so the skin side is down and carefully brush each flat side with a little honey. Then sprinkle with some cinnamon.
- Remove peaches from the grill and serve immediately with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a drizzle of honey and a couple of fresh thyme leaves.
Easy Grilled Peaches
- Cooking spray
- 3 large peaches
- 2-3 Tablespoons honey + a little more for drizzling
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 6 scoops vanilla ice cream
- Fresh thyme leaves for garnish (optional)
- Spray the grill with cooking spray and preheat to medium.
- While the grill is heating cut the peaches in half and remove the pits.
- Place the peaches flat side down on the grill and cook for 3-5 minutes until you have nice grill marks (you can rotate them a bit half way through this to get crosshatch marks if you want).
- Turn the peaches so the skin side is down and cook for 3-5 more minutes.
- While they cook, brush the flat sides with honey and sprinkle with cinnamon.
- Serve immediately with a scoop of ice cream, a drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of fresh thyme leaves.
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