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Grilled Peaches Dessert

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Try this super easy (and yummy) sweet grilled peaches recipe with homemade banana ice cream! It only takes 20 minutes to make and is perfect for hot summer days.

grill peaches

If you’re looking for the perfect end-of-summer treat, then you’ve come to the right place. This grilled peaches with banana ice cream recipe makes for the perfect combination of sweet and tangy. The grilled peaches are perfectly warm and sweet while the pureed banana lends a creaminess that is unmatched in flavor and texture. The best part about this dessert is that it’s completely dairy and refined sugar free, meaning it’s one tasty treat that you’ll never have to feel guilty about enjoying.

cutting the peaches

How to Make Grilled Peaches

Prepare the peaches: Cut the peaches in half and brush with coconut oil.

Grill: Grease the grill pan with half a tablespoon of coconut oil and heat on high. Place the peaches on the pan and grill for four to five minutes, flip and grill for the same amount of time on the other side.

how to pan grill peaches

Make the ice cream: Combine the vanilla extract, frozen bananas, and coconut milk in a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. Serve with the peaches and sprinkle chopped walnuts on top.

Make-Ahead and Storing Instructions:

To Make-Ahead: Grilled peaches are best made fresh, but the banana ice cream can be made in advance. Just keep it frozen until you need it. Let it stand on the counter for 15 minutes to soften enough to scoop, and place the leftovers back in the freezer for later.

To Store: If you have leftovers, scoop them into a freezer-safe container and freeze them. The peach will, unfortunately, not be hot anymore, but you can still enjoy your now-frozen dessert when you’re ready (It’ll be just as yummy).

paleo grilled peaches

PS. If you’re looking for even more ways to use bananas as a replacement ingredient you need to check out these recipes:


Ingredients

    • 4 peaches, halved and pitted
    • 1 ½ tbsp coconut oil
    • 2 bananas, sliced and frozen
    • 2 tbsp coconut milk
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 tbsp chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. Brush peaches with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.
  2. Heat a grill pan over high heat. Oil the pan with ½ tablespoon of coconut oil.
  3. Place the peaches on the grill pan and grill 4-5 minutes per side.
  4. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  5. In a food processor, combine frozen bananas, coconut milk, and vanilla extract and blend until smooth and creamy.
  6. Serve grilled peaches with banana ice cream sprinkled with chopped walnuts.

Servings

Serving Size

1

Servings/Recipe

4

Time

Total Time

20 minutes

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes

Notes

Prepping peaches: Make sure to remove the pit inside the peaches before grilling. This ensures even grilling, but more importantly, it’s much easier to remove the pit from raw peach than it is to cut it out of a grilled peach without destroying it.

Caramelization tip: Use a high heat setting on the grill pan for a quick sear. This caramelizes the sugars in the peaches, enhancing their natural sweetness without turning them mushy.

Perfectly creamy ice cream: Make sure to freeze your bananas the day before. This ensures a perfectly creamy texture and allows the ice cream to refreeze much faster. If possible, use very ripe bananas to enhance the sweetness naturally.

Blending tip: To get a perfectly smooth consistency, occasionally stop blending to scrape the sides of the blender before continuing. This way, you’ll be sure no chunks stay unprocessed.

Customization: Experiment with various nut options or additional toppings to cater to personal preferences. For those with nut allergies, try using sunflower seeds instead.

Cleanup tip: Clean the grill pan immediately after using it to prevent sticky residue from permanently staining your pan. This makes cleanup easier for next time. For the best results, use some vinegar and baking soda to help dissolve the sugars and oil on the pan.

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