Tuesday, June 28

Grilled Peach & Caramel Sundaes

Dress up store-bought vanilla ice cream with grilled peaches and homemade caramel sauce

Grilled Peach & Caramel Ice Cream Sundaes

On a hot day, nothing beats the heat like an ice cream sundae. My boyfriend and I have been collaborating on a lot of grilled dinners, so it was only natural to start grilling our dessert, too. Grilled peaches make a great treat on their own, but I kicked it up a notch with some vanilla bean ice cream and a homemade brown sugar caramel sauce. The hot grill brings out the fruit's natural sugars and adds a slightly smokey undertone to the peaches. As for the caramel sauce, well, it's good enough to eat on its own (as I caught my boyfriend doing every time I turned my back). The sundaes are an easy dessert to make for your next summer barbecue but are simple enough to whip up on any weeknight.

More Grilled Peach Recipes:
- Grilled Peach, Burrata, & Prosciutto Salad
- Grilled Pork Chops & Peaches
- Grilled Peach & Blue Cheese Salad

Grilled Peach & Brown Sugar Caramel Sundaes:
For Caramel Sauce
  • Melt 1/2 stick of butter in a small sauce pan.
  • Stir in 1/2 c. brown sugar until it completely dissolves and mixture comes to a boil.
  • Whisk in 3/4 c. heavy cream, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens to cover the back of a spoon.
  • Turn off heat and stir in 1 pinch kosher salt and 1 tsp. vanilla extract.
  • Let cool.
For Sundae
  • Heat a grill or grill pan to high.
  • Slice 2 peaches* in half, remove pit, and lightly brush with canola oil.
  • Grill over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes per side.
  • Remove peaches, place into bowls, and top with 2 scoops of vanilla bean ice cream.
  • Spoon caramel sauce over the sundae.

Serves two
*If peaches are too ripe, they will fall apart on the grill.