Recipe by Esther Deutsch

Balsamic Grilled Peaches with Basil Pistachio Ice Cream on Cinnamon Skewers

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Medium Medium
6 Servings

Grilled peaches and ice cream, y’all! There’s something about the sophisticated and intriguing mix of flavors in this dish that has us adding it to our menu immediately.


For the Grilled Peaches

  • 6 large ripe peaches

  • 12 cinnamon sticks

  • 6 tablespoons non-trans fat margarine (such as Earth Balance)

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar

For the Ice Cream

  • gingersnap cookies or coconut cookies, crushed, for garnish


To Prepare the Peaches


Rinse the peaches and blot them dry with paper towels. Cut each peach in half and discard the pit. Using a pointed chopstick or metal skewer, make a starter hole in the center of each peach quarter, working from the pit side to the skin side. Skewer each peach half with a cinnamon stick.


In a saucepan on high heat, combine the margarine, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, and cinnamon until thick and syrupy, for approximately 4-5 minutes.


Heat grill to high and oil the grate. Grill peaches for 3-4 minutes per side, until they start to brown and soften a bit. Keep basting the peaches with the balsamic brown sugar syrup. Reserve the remaining syrup.

To Prepare the Ice Cream


Stir the minced basil and pistachio nuts into vanilla ice cream and freeze for 24 hours.  

To Serve


Spoon the remainder of syrup over each peach. Add a scoop of ice cream and crushed cookies in the center of the peaches. Serve.  

Balsamic Grilled Peaches with Basil Pistachio Ice Cream on Cinnamon Skewers

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