With summer in full swing that means we’re into serious ice cream weather, what better way to beat the heat than with a bowl full of my grilled peaches and cream gelato! And just in case you needed another reason July is National Ice Cream Month!
And what better way to celebrate National Ice Cream Month than with my friends at the Mid Atlantic Dairy Association. Whether your favorite frozen treat is Ice Cream, Gelato, or Frozen Yogurt, you can be sure that dairy products have played a part in those creamy frozen concoctions you’re sure to be enjoying over these summer months.
I think it’s safe to say that nothing beats a good peach, and while I’m still waiting for our local peaches, the early peaches I’ve been finding in the markets from different parts of the country have been outstanding!
Sweet and juicy full of flavor and with that excellent color and aroma, a peach is an all-around perfect fruit.
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Do I Have to Grill the Peaches?
You don’t have to grill your peaches to make my version of peach gelato, but the caramelization of the sugars does enhance the flavors and takes it to another level of peachy goodness. But if you can’t grill the peaches or if fresh peaches aren’t available in your part of the world, don’t let that stop you from trying this refreshingly delicious frozen treat.
Can I Use an Ice Cream Maker to Make a Gelato Recipe?
Yes, you can. The difference between the two machines is gelato is churned at a much slower rate than ice cream, incorporating less air and leaving the gelato denser than ice cream. The recipes generally use milk instead of cream allowing the flavor of the gelato to be more prominent.
What Other Flavors of Gelato are Easy to Make?
If you love Gelato as much as I do, you may also like these recipes:
- The Best and Easiest Strawberry Gelato
- Blueberry Cheesecake and Very Cherry Gelato
- Clementine (Tangerine) Gelato and Colada
- Meyer Lemon Gelato
If you can’t grill your peaches conveniently, a run under the broiler in your oven (watch carefully! caramelized to charred is a very short distance…) will do. Or a cast-iron grill pan on top of the stove (but my gosh do they stick!).
Chef Dennis Littley
Thanks for the great suggestions Anita!
Is there any apparent reason why dark brown sugar could not be used in this recipe? Thank you.
you can use dk brown sugar, the only real problem you could have would be it not dissolving fully. It will darken the mix so the color may not be as pleasing, and the brown sugar will alter the flavor a little but not necessarily in a bad way.
Free Spirit Eater
You had me at grilled peaches! This gelato is exactly what I’ve been craving. =]
This sounds so good. Wonderful peaches are arriving in MN now so,
this recipe is perfect timing. Can’t wait to try it.
I definitely agree with the fact that nothing beats a good ol’ peach! Gelato sounds amazing, happy Ice Cream Month! I’ll make sure to make the most of that!
I’ve just made Paleo, vegan grilled peaches with ice cream!
Kim | a little lunch
Dennis, I picked up fresh peaches in Arkansas on the scenic route to MN and intended to grill them when I got there (swoon…) — nobody there had ever had a grilled peach! But the peaches ripened waaay too quickly and I ended up having to “punt” (made a pull-apart peach cobbler!) A scoop of your delectable gelato would have been perfect on top. Happy Ice Cream Month!
Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes
Grilling and roasting fruit has opened so many flavors for me lately. This is a fantastic way to use peaches Dennis!
This looks wonderful. Would soy or almond milk work in this recipe?
it should work, I’ve never made it with non dairy milk, but as long as that’s what you’re use to it should be fine
Betty Ann @Mango_Queen
Oh my, this is so delicious. I can’t wait to get some fresh peaches and will try this recipe right away. Thanks for sharing! Happy summer, Chef Dennis 🙂
WOW! Grilled peaches that go into ice cream? I think this is what heaven is made of.
I ll suggest the recipe to my mum. We grow peaches in Europe and I think so my mother has forgotten to use her ice cream maker again. ^.^ Thanks for sharing, grilled sounds way better.
Laura (Tutti Dolci)
I love grilled peaches, fabulous gelato flavor!
Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch)
This sounds incredible Chef Dennis. As soon as our Colorado peaches arrive in our markets, i’ll be giving this a try. And I love that orange napkin. Great styling and photo.