Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Ice Cream

Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Ice Cream

You guys, let’s talk about Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Ice Cream!!!

Peaches are blowing up right now. It’s the hot thing to buy at basically every market around the world? Or maybe not the entire world, my guess is Antarctica doesn’t really have a peach season, but you get my drift. I’ve been walking into farmers market recently and there is a peach scent that literally just punches you in the face in the best possible way. They are at their peak right now and they are just dying to be grilled.

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We sautéed them a few weeks back to make that peach streusel ice cream, and today we’re throwing them on the grill and serving them with ice cream. I mean, does it get any easier? No.

I have yet to get over my fear of lighting our BBQ by myself. It’s one of those old school charcoal ones that requires lighter fluid and coals and fire. It’s frightening to do it on my own, only because I’m convinced I’m going to singe my eyebrows off and then you totally wouldn’t want to watch my cookie videos. It would be scary. So I can only fire up the grill and make these grilled peaches when the hubby is home. That’s probably for the best, because if I could fire that baby up on my own, I’d be eating Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Ice Cream for breakfast, lunch and dinner and things might get a little weird.

Anyways, when Thomas is home to help man the grill, I make these for dessert. Having friends over? Make these for dessert. Last minute company?  Make these for dessert. There basically isn’t a time when these wouldn’t work. Unless you’re allergic to peaches, and then it’s probably best to stay away completely and you should make slutty brownies instead.

But all you have to do is cut a peach in half, place it on a clean grill/bbq and let it cook for over medium heat for about 3-4 minutes total and then serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. If you’re feeling crazy, you should totes serve it with my Peach Streusel Ice Cream!! But plain ol’ vanilla totally works too.

And that’s it. And the peach flavor is totally insane. The whole fruit becomes just a touch soft after being cooked over the grill and the ice cream just starts to melt over the top and it’s the total dessert experience in just a few minutes time.

It’s probably best if you make Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Ice Cream this weekend. Just saying.

Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Ice Cream

Prep Time: 1 minute

Cook Time: 4 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: 1/2 peach

Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Ice Cream


  • 2 ripe peaches
  • canola oil
  • 4 scoops vanilla ice cream


  1. Heat grill to medium high heat. Brush the peach halves with a touch of with oil and place on the grill for a few moments and then rotate 90 degrees to continue to cook for about 3-4 minutes total grill marks are present and the peaches are softer.
  2. Remove from the grill with a pair of tongs and serve with a scoop of ice cream in the center of the peach.

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  1. Looks good, Gaby, but have to say that the.most.delicious.dessert I have ever had in my entire life came about by accident. My son came for dinner one time carrying a basket of cling-free peaches which he had just brought from a friend’s fruit orchard. We did some shopping and made a great and varied seafood dinner and for dessert I peeled and sliced the peaches and topped them with Haagen-Dasz Vanilla Bean ice cream. It was PERFECT! We just moaned our way through it. Nothing special, right? Nope. However…

  2. Peaches are so tasty. I found the recipe in No Frill Grillin’ of Grilled Peaches and Ricotta topped with Honey Almond Sauce to be great – link is below for the kindle e-book. Hope you’ll try it. Love your blog!

  3. Oh my – this looks like a piece of heaven.
    My mother used to poach peaches in cointreau liqueur and serve with ice cream. Haven’t had a peach dessert since way back then. I will have to try these this weekend. The peaches are fabulous right now!

  4. Just happened on your blog and will try the peaches w family in town. Just wondered if you would share info about those blue dishes. They are beautiful!

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