Grilled Peaches and Ice Cream

AT the end of winter we are rewarded with spring. At the end of summer, we are rewarded with peaches. There is nary a fruit finer than a fresh peach. I do not claim that this recipe will improve on the experience of eating a fresh peach. I do claim, however, that it is one of the best things ever.

The Ingredients

This recipe is for 4 people.

4 fresh, ripe peaches 
Good quality vanilla ice cream — enough for 4 people
2 ounces of vanilla (you can also substitute brandy)
1/2 cup of brown Sugar

Steps

Peel and halve your peaches. Place them in a gallon sized zip-top bag along with the brown sugar and vanilla.

Slosh the mixture around trying to cover as much of the fruit as possible.

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Let this sit for an hour or so. Mix it up and let it sit for another hour.

Get your grill really hot. I had mine at about 500° fahrenheit. You don’t want to cook the peaches. You want to char them, and heat them through—they should still be firm when you are done. To accomplish this, you need a ripping hot grill. Just before you place the peaches on the grill, dish the ice cream.

Brush a little oil onto the grill to prevent the peaches from sticking. Place your peaches on the grill for about 2–3 minutes per side.

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Ideally, someone has dished some good vanilla ice cream. Place the hot peaches directly onto the ice cream.

It looks like this.
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Final Step

Eat it.

Man it’s good. It’s really good.