By Jodee Weiland
Grilled peaches are delicious for summer desserts and so easy to make! You can add Italian gelato or ice cream to grilled peaches and create a dessert that everyone will love. I like to add Vanilla Bean Italian Gelato to my grilled peaches because with the honey cinnamon grilled peaches, the creamy texture of vanilla gelato is outstanding. My Honey Cinnamon Grilled Peaches with Italian Gelato are absolutely delicious and a family favorite in our home!
When preparing to grill my peaches, I mix together my basting sauce of cinnamon and honey with olive oil. The honey and olive oil would work fine on its own, but the addition of cinnamon takes it beyond delicious and adds something to the overall dessert, especially when you top the peaches off with vanilla bean Italian gelato or ice cream. I use vanilla bean because it enhances the cinnamon flavor of the basting sauce used on the peaches when grilling them and helps take my Honey Cinnamon Grilled Peaches with Italian Gelato to the next level of awesome!
4 peaches halved with pit removed
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons pure organic honey
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
With a whisk, mix the olive oil, honey, and cinnamon together until blended well to create your basting sauce. Wash your peaches, cut them in half, and remove the pit. Place the halves in a dish and with a basting brush, baste the sauce on to the pitted flesh side of the peaches.
Bring your grill to medium heat and with tongs place the top basted peaches on the grill, skin side down. Cover and grill for about five minutes. With tongs, turn the peaches over, skin side up, and baste the skin side. Then cover and grill for about five more minutes or until you have grill lines on the flesh of your peaches. Turn them over once more and use up any basting sauce on the flesh side of the peaches. Close the grill for a one minute longer. Then remove the grilled peaches and get ready to serve your dessert.
Serve my Honey Cinnamon Grilled Peaches with Italian Gelato! Just plate a peach and put a large scoop of Vanilla Bean Italian Gelato on top. You can use any flavor of gelato or ice cream, but this is my favorite. This dessert is so delicious because the peaches are grilled, but not mushy. They still have a slight firmness to them and with the gelato or ice cream added, the peaches are so delicious! Actually, they are so good, you can just eat the peaches by themselves, but either way you will love this dessert. So give it a try, and enjoy!