Summertime is famous for outdoor cooking, especially anything grilled. Grilling fruit brings out its natural sugars and makes for a great summertime desert. And when I think dessert, I think ice cream. Now combine the two together and it’s mouth-watering magic. Many fruits are grillable, including apples, pineapple, peaches, pears, watermelon, and mango. Today’s dish features some more of those delicious Georgia peaches from my road trip home from New Orleans.
One of my favorite natural ingredients in this dish is local honey. Many areas have local bee keepers, in fact one of our neighbors has a hive. While this may scare people away, those with gardens know how important these insects are to our backyard gardens. Bees are essential to cross-pollination, without this process many vegetable, especially those of the squash variety, will not produce full grown ripe vegetables. Local honey producers can be found in many farmers markets and local fairs. So support your local bees, and add a touch of honey!
For a refreshing twist, I’ve topped them with a bit of lime simple syrup and fresh chocolate mint from my garden. I’ve prepared this as a dish to share, however individual servings are just as good. A half a peach to a scoop of ice cream should serve each person. Hope you enjoy this as much as we do!
- 2 peaches halved and pitted
- ¼ cup dark brown sugar
- ¼ cup local honey
- ¼ cup lime simple syrup (3 TBSP simple syrup mixed with the juice of 1 fresh lime)
- 4 scoops Vanilla Ice Cream
- Lime Zest
- Chocolate Mint leaves
- Preheat the grill to 375.
- Place peaches flesh side down for 3-5 minutes, depending on ripeness. Softer fruit cooks faster.
- Turn peaches ¼ turn, and cook another 3-5 minutes. Remove from grill onto plate, flesh side up.
- Combine dark brown sugar and honey in small mixing bowl. Spoon mixture into center of peaches and let dissolve.
- Scoop ice cream into the bowl, and place peaches with melted honey mixture over the ice cream.
- Drizzle lime simple syrup over ice cream.
- Add mint leaves and lime zest and serve.