This is a recipe that came by “accident” at a catering event I did. I was prepared. My homemade ice cream was in the machine. I finished grilling my peaches. My chocolate sauce was set. I focused on serving the appetizer and entrees. People were so impressed and I couldn’t wait to serve the dessert. I put my chocolate sauce down on the plates, topped it with the grilled peaches. I go to check my ice cream and realize it hadn’t churned correctly! I panicked. I thought about whipping up some cream or making another sauce. Then I remembered something my pastry chef professor taught me. She was the first to teach me how to make ice cream. She stirred it in the pan and taught us to taste the cream before churning. I asked if it was safe to do that because I hadn’t seen anyone make their own ice cream. She said yes because ice cream is just cream after all. I served the now cream on top of peaches with some walnut crumble and the clients loved it. It is now one of my favorite desserts. To save time when I make this recipe at home, I just use store bought ice cream and chocolate sauce.
- 4 peaches
- ½ cup chocolate sauce
- 2 cups ice cream (I used butter pecan)
- ½ cup walnuts
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp sugar
- ½ tsp ground nutmeg
- Slice the peaches in half. A good trick is to take your knife around the pit and twist in half like you do an avocado. Set them aside.
- Chop the walnuts or pulse in blender until they are course. Add cinnamon, sugar, and nutmeg.
- Heat a medium sauté pan and add a little olive oil. Quickly, stir in walnut mixture. Stir only for about 30 seconds to a minute or until you can smell the cinnamon (they will burn fast!).
- Take them out of pan and set aside. Add your peaches flat side down to the same pan. Allow them to cook for 3-5 minutes until they become soft. Flip over and add ice cream right on top of peaches.
- Cover the pan and add let the ice cream melt into peaches. Serve with chocolate sauce and walnut topping.
My Conclusion: You can also grill the peaches, make your own ice cream and chocolate sauce. But I like to save time when I can. This a great dessert for those with a sweet tooth!
Peace and Blessings 😊