Grilled Peaches and Homemade Paleo Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Grilled Peaches and Homemade Paleo Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
  • SumoMe

One of the best things about summer is all of the beautiful fresh fruit. I’ve never been a big apple and banana fan, but I love berries and nectarines and peaches. I picked up some gorgeous peaches the other day, but I didn’t want to make a whole pie or cobbler. Since we already had the BBQ fired up to cook some marinated flank steak, I decided just to throw the peaches on the grill and make up some vanilla ice cream to serve them with. Mr. Swiss Paleo pretty much licked his dish clean after this one. Best part? It was so easy to whip up. Heck, I’m going to be throwing fresh fruit on the grill every time I BBQ from now on.

Grilled peaches are like instant pie

Grilled peaches are like instant pie

The peaches got all warm and caramelized and tasted just like peach pie. Add that to the creamy vanilla ice cream and oh my!

Ingredients

For the Ice Cream

  • 500 ml (16oz) full fat coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 vanilla bean pod (optional)
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

For the Peaches

  • 1 peach per person, halved and pitted
  • Splash of balsamic vinegar
  • Splash of maple syrup or honey
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon melted butter, ghee or coconut oil

Instructions

For the Ice Cream

  1. Pour coconut milk, egg yolks, vanilla and maple syrup into a sauce pan.
  2. Cut the vanilla bean in half and scrape the little black seed thingies into the pan. This is optional but adds those little vanilla specks into the ice cream and a deeper vanilla flavor.
  3. Bring to a low boil while whisking.
  4. Remove from heat and cool on the counter for an hour and then in the fridge for an hour or two.
  5. Pour the cooled mixture into your ice cream maker and churn away until it’s as thick as you like. We ran ours until it was like a thick soft serve consistency and then put it in the freezer for half an hour until it was scoopable (but not super hard).

    Creamy vanilla ice cream

    Creamy vanilla ice cream

For the Peaches

  1. Cut the peaches in half and remove the pit.
  2. Brush on a splash of balsamic vinegar and a splash of maple syrup.
  3. Add a few dashes of cinnamon and then brush with butter, ghee or coconut oil.
  4. Place on your BBQ grill cut side down. Place them around the outside of your grill (not over big flames) so that they won’t burn.
  5. Turn once or twice. It takes about 4-5 minutes total on the grill. They should get soft but still hold their form.

    Perfect summer treat

    Perfect summer treat

Grilled Peaches and Homemade Paleo Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Ingredients

    For the Ice Cream
  • 500 ml (16oz) full fat coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 vanilla bean pod (optional)
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • For the Peaches
  • 1 peach per person, halved and pitted
  • Splash of balsamic vinegar
  • Splash of maple syrup or honey
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon melted butter, ghee or coconut oil

Instructions

    For the Ice Cream
  1. Pour coconut milk, egg yolks, vanilla and maple syrup into a sauce pan.
  2. Cut the vanilla bean in half and scrape the little black seed thingies into the pan. This is optional but adds those little vanilla specks into the ice cream and a deeper vanilla flavor.
  3. Bring to a low boil while whisking.
  4. Remove from heat and cool on the counter for an hour and then in the fridge for an hour or two.
  5. Pour the cooled mixture into your ice cream maker and churn away until it's as thick as you like. We ran ours until it was like a thick soft serve consistency and then put it in the freezer for half an hour until it was scoopable (but not super hard).
  6. For the Peaches
  7. Cut the peaches in half and remove the pit.
  8. Brush on a splash of balsamic vinegar and a splash of maple syrup.
  9. Add a few dashes of cinnamon and then brush with butter, ghee or coconut oil.
  10. Place on your BBQ grill cut side down. Place them around the outside of your grill (not over big flames) so that they won't burn.
  11. Turn once or twice. It takes about 4-5 minutes total on the grill. They should get soft but still hold their form.
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16 Comments

  1. I was away for two weeks and your site is full of amazing new recipes! Planning to try your Fried Chicken very soon! However last week i made your Grilled Peaches 3 night in the row, we all loved it!

    I finally did your Blueberry Glazed Chicken yesterday, it was very delicious!
    Thanks for sharing this yummy recipes!

    P.S Can i make the Vanilla Ice Cream without the ice cream maker? By just putting the ingredients in the freezer?

    • Hi Christian,
      The ice cream is easy to make and I’ve read that ice cream can be made without an ice cream machine. You can add whatever extra things you want (chocolate, fresh fruit etc…). To make it without the machine I would add 3 Tablespoons of arrowroot powder (to prevent ice crystals from forming). Cool the egg/coconut mixture just like in my recipe before putting it in the freezer. For the freezer, pour the cooled liquid ice cream into a bread loaf pan (or other container) and stir vigorously every 30 minutes for the first 2 hours it is in the freezer. Enjoy 🙂

      • Hi, i just wanted to let you know that the ice-cream turn out very delicious. Like you recommended i add 3 TBS of arrowroot powder! After i put it in the freezer i only have to mix it once, didn’t have any crystal! Was very delicious! & thanks for the tips.

        • Hi Christian,
          Thanks so much for letting me know how it worked! I was pretty sure it would turn out but now I know for sure 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed it. It’s a bit addictive…now I’d like to make all kind of flavors.

  2. I am just now starting Paleo, it’s day two without Ice cream and I feel like I might die! I need my ice cream. I can’t wait to try this out!

    I am a little nervous to try and find that Arrowroot powder here in Germany… I hadn’t ever heard of it until I started this Paleo adventure. I wonder how well it would turn out without the arrowroot powder??

    • Hi Adrienne,
      Congratulations on starting paleo!!!!! I didn’t use any arrowroot in mine. It’s a lot like corn starch and it just helps to prevent the ice cream from getting ice crystals (especially if you don’t have an ice cream machine). You can get creative and make any flavor ice cream you like. You can also totally get the icecream experience by freezing a few bananas and then blending them in a blender with some coco powder or almond butter or other flavor. That’s the easiest ice cream in the world 🙂 Good luck and hang in there!

      • I did some research around and saw that pretty much any thickener (flour) substance can be replaced by another thickener! So, I found that Arrowroot could be replaced by tapioca or almond flour! I am pretty excited to give that a go. I plan to try tomorrow, I will be sure to let you know how it goes! 🙂

        • Lisa, I wanted to add, if you’re ever heading up to Germany (I live near Nürnberg), let me know! 🙂

          • Likewise if you are heading down this way 😉

        • Yes, arrowroot and tapioca are totally interchangeable. I don’t find that almond flour thickens in the same way but small amounts of coconut flour does. Have fun making your ice cream!

    • I tried it, but used honey instead of maple syrup (because I didn’t have it, though I thought I did). And used the Tapioca instead of Arrowroot. It did not turn out well for me! Haha. I thought that it tasted freezer burnt! It was too weird.

      • Oh no! Did you use an ice cream machine? If you are really keen to have some ice cream, just look around the internet (Paleoparents.com) for some other recipes or try adding other flavors. I’ve had some almond butter/chocolate at a friend’s house that was delicious.

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