Life’s A Peach: Just Add (Ice) Cream

I’ve been screamin’ for ice cream all summer long. Not the fancy kind, just the simplest flavor out there: vanilla bean. Now, a true vanilla bean ice cream should never, ever be confused for an artificially flavored one. It’s kind of like ordering something that’s “cherry” flavored. It’s a whole different thing and maybe delicious, it doesn’t come close to the ingredient it mimics.

Grilled Peach Sundae — Wit & Delight

This recipe, like many other great creations, was conceived out improvision. We had friends over for an impromptu dinner and I had not given dessert much thought. There sat a couple beautiful white peaches, and in my fridge lay an ample amount of kryptonite my vanilla bean ice cream.

Grilled Peach Sundae — Wit & Delight

If you take pop cultural literally, you may had realized long ago peaches and cream were a combination worthy of their own verse. They were certainly worthy of this get together. In my panic, I cut some peaches in half and threw them on the grill to up the ante a bit. The natural sugar in peaches make for a delightful caramelized crust when heated. A very good thing indeed.

Grilled Peach Sundae — Wit & Delight

The rest of this recipe goes without saying, but because this is a blog, I’ve outlined the rest of the details below. Here’s to the marriage of two sweet ingredients and a fabulously easy dessert that is still fancy enough to serve to guests! The dish looks especially pretty in Gatherware bowls!

Grilled Peach Sundae — Wit & Delight

Grilled Peach Sundae — Wit & Delight

Peaches & Cream Sundae

By Wit & Delight

Prep time: 20 minutes
Yield: 4 serving


4 Ripe Peaches
1 quart Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
4 tbsp Honey
Sprinkle of Cinnamon


Slice peaches in half and remove the pits. Place on a hot grill, flat side down. Press into grill and let sit for 5 minutes. Wait until the peaches have started to soften and grill marks have been seared into the flesh. Rotate roughly 90° and let sit for another 2 minutes. Flip peaches over and slightly grill the round side of the peach.

Place two grilled peach halves in a bowl. Top with ice cream (amount is up to you), a drizzle of honey, and cinnamon. Serve immediately.


Photography By 2ndTruth