Just Peachy: Grilled Peaches and Ice Cream for National Peaches and Cream Day

Two words: grilled peaches!!

Grilled peaches, sliced in half, with ice cream on top.

This grilled peaches recipe is a game changer. For real! Have you ever had grilled peaches before? They are SO good!

Now that I live in Georgia (which is the peach state), I kinda feel like it wouldn’t be right to ignore national peaches and cream day. So, I have a quick grilled peaches recipe for you that you should totally try this weekend.

We made a bunch of these yesterday, and will be eating them all day everyday until they’re gone. No complaints here. So good!

Peaches, sliced in half and grilled, with honey drizzle.

Grilled Peaches Recipe

Ingredients Needed

– peaches
– vanilla ice cream
– honey
– brown sugar or raw sugar
– sea salt or sea salt flakes (we used flaked sea salt)
– canola oil (for brushing grill grates)

Ingredients Note: I didn’t include exact measurements for this one because it’s not necessary. You only need a few ingredients and you can use your own discretion on how much you’d like of each thing, if that makes sense.

How to Make Grilled Peaches

1. Prepare grill.

Clean grill grates. Brush them with canola oil and preheat on a low to medium heat.

2. Prepare peaches.

Cut the peaches in half and remove pits.

3. Sprinkle sugar and grill peaches.

Sprinkle sugar on top of each half of the peach to your liking and place them on the grill for 10 minutes (cut side facing up). Just a pinch or two is fine, since the peaches are already sweet.

Then, flip the peaches over so the cut side is facing down onto the grill for 15-20 minutes (or until the desired caramelization is achieved – if you want the peaches more towards the firm side, you’ll want to cook them for less time).

4. Remove peaches from grill, add ice cream, etc.

Remove from the grill and let the peaches cool for a few minutes. Then scoop vanilla ice cream on top of each peach. Add a drizzle of honey over top and some sea salt and they’re ready to eat.

Closeup of grilled peaches with vanilla ice cream.

Grilled peaches will vanilla ice cream scooped on top.

Grilled peaches with drizzled honey and ice cream.

Grilled peaches and cream laid out on a marble countertop.

Detail photo of grilled peaches and honey drizzle.

This recipe is perfect for summer…somewhere between decadent and healthy. Which sounds like a pretty good place to be, if you ask me.

That little bit of salt tastes so good with the sweetness of the peach and ice cream. But if you’re looking for more ways to change up the flavor, I have a few ideas… Add a tiny pinch of ginger for a little bit of added kick. Or cinnamon to punch up the sweetness.

This would be really good with grilled pineapple too. Which I’m bound to try eventually.

Grilled Peaches (Recipe)

Ingredients

  • peaches
  • vanilla ice cream
  • honey
  • brown sugar or raw sugar
  • sea salt or sea salt flakes we used flaked sea salt
  • canola oil for brushing grill grates

Instructions

  • Clean grill grates. Brush them with canola oil and preheat on a low to medium heat.
  • Cut the peaches in half and remove pits.
  • Sprinkle sugar on top of each half of the peach to your liking and place them on the grill for 10 minutes (cut side facing up). Then, flip the peaches over so the cut side is facing down onto the grill for 15-20 minutes (or until the desired caramelization is achieved - if you want the peaches more towards the firm side, you'll want to cook them for less time).
  • Remove from the grill and let the peaches cool for a few minutes. Then scoop vanilla ice cream on top of each peach. Add a drizzle of honey over top and some sea salt and they're ready to eat.

Notes

This recipe is perfect for summer...somewhere between decadent and healthy. Which sounds like a pretty good place to be, if you ask me.
That little bit of salt tastes so good with the sweetness of the peach and ice cream. But if you're looking for more ways to change up the flavor, I have a few ideas... Add a tiny pinch of ginger for a little bit of added kick. Or cinnamon to punch up the sweetness.
This would be really good with grilled pineapple too. Which I'm bound to try eventually.
Tried this recipe?Mention @paperandstitch or tag #paperandstitch!

Recipe by Linda Jednaszewski
Photography and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

What are your favorite summer dessert recipes? Do you do a lot of fruit based desserts during the summer?

P.S. If you want to make your own homemade vanilla ice cream for these grilled peaches, use this recipe. Just leave out the waffle pieces and maple syrup and you’re good to go.

20 comments | Click here to reply

These pictures are making my mouth water! I love grilling peaches during the summer!

Megan @ A Dash of Megnut

Thanks Megan. I’m super into grilling all kinds of fruits right now. My assistant, Linda, is the one who got me into it and now I can’t stop. So good (and easy too).

Brittni

Ah these look delicious! I always mean to try grilled peaches but always forget when the BBQ is out. I’ve also seen a recipe for grilled peaches with balsamic vinegar and honey which I think would go well with ice cream too.

Kelsey

Oh, balsamic vinegar and honey sounds like an awesome combination too, Kelsey. I will definitely have to try that.

Brittni

Looks delicious! So perfect for summer in Atlanta 🙂

Georgia @ Silver Spiral Studio

Right, Georgia? Perfect for Atlanta.

Brittni

Yumm! The pictures have my mouth watering… I have to make these soon.

Courtney-Lynn

YUM! We happen to have peaches in our fridge right now, so we’ll be having this for dessert tonight!

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Paige

this looks amazing!!! Lovely photography too!

Emily

Oh, I love peaches so much. This looks so delicious with the ice cream! Never thought of adding sea salt onto sweet items but it makes sense (:

xx Jia

honey&gazelle

looks scrumptious!! such a great idea 🙂

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Anna

Looks delicious! I’ve tried grilled pineapples with ice cream already, maybe now it’s time for peaches. Fruits and ice cream are such a great combination for summer.

A Girl and Her Dinosaur

Peaches are already good but now they have become decadent. Thanks

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OMG this looks like heaven in your mouth!!! I love peaches and with ice cream!? Too good!
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This sounds so good! Grilled peaches are the best!! Can’t wait for them to be in season!

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