This Grilled Peaches with Honey and Ice Cream recipe is a simple yet decadent dessert! Juicy peaches are lightly grilled then drizzled with honey and served with vanilla ice cream for a treat everyone loves!

Grilled peaches with vanilla ice cream and honey in black-rimmed enamel bowl with honey on countertop // addapinch.com

Grilled Peaches with Honey and Ice Cream is one of our favorite desserts to make during the height of Georgia peach season. Ripe juicy peaches are one of my favorites all on their own, but they become even juicier and sweeter in this recipe! Drizzled with a bit of honey and served with creamy ice cream, this recipe becomes a dessert so decadent you’ll want to serve it for all your summer entertaining! Make sure to grab some ripe peaches when you can so that you can enjoy this amazing dessert!

Ripe, juicy peaches are an iconic part of summer – especially here in the south. I anxiously wait on these beauties to reach their peak each year. Once they are ready, you can find me at the farmstand filling big baskets with fresh peaches. With my bounty home, I think of all the delicious peach recipes I’ll make all year, so I prep a big batch of peaches to freeze and then use some for other favorites like my Peach Cobbler. And I always save some to enjoy for snacks, breakfast recipes like Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats and recipes like these mouthwatering Grilled Peaches.

How to Make Grilled Peaches with Honey and Ice Cream

This simple, easy, and quick grilled peaches recipe is a favorite in my house all summer long. It is great for easy family suppers, entertaining guests, and a wonderful dessert to make when you’re camping.

Grilling peaches is quick and simple, so in around 10 minutes you have this perfect summertime dessert. Along with peach cobbler, it’s a favorite peach dessert!

Let me share how to make it.

Fresh peach cut in half with jar of honey

Ingredients

Be sure to see the recipe card below for the full listing of ingredients, instructions, notes, and estimated nutritional information.

The ingredients for this recipe are really simple:

  • Peaches – Use fresh, really ripe peaches for the best grilled peaches. Cut them in half and remove the peach pits.
  • Honey – Use enough honey to drizzle as many peaches as you grill for your dessert. Definitely don’t skip the honey – it brings out a flavor in the grilled peaches that is incredibly delicious!
  • Vanilla Ice Cream – The ice cream is optional and is made ahead of time so that it’s ready before you grill the peaches. If you need to make ice cream without an ice cream maker, try my No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream.

Tip for Ripe Peaches

If your peaches aren’t fully ripe when you buy them, you can just leave them on the counter for a day or two and they will ripen. You can also keep them in a brown paper bag on the counter to ripen them even more quickly.

Hot grill with peaches being grilled

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Preheat your grill. Make sure to preheat the grill or grill pan to 350 degrees. Don’t put peaches on a cold grill grate or pan as they may stick.
  2. Grill peaches. Place each peach half with the flesh side (juicy inside) down onto the preheated grill grates first for about 4-5 minutes. Watch grill for flare ups, but by putting flesh side down first, it helps to avoid those. The grill brings out the full flavor of the peaches, making them even juicier and more tender.
  3. Turn and continue to grill. Flip each peach half to the skin side down. Grill for about 4-5 minutes on this side as well. The juices will begin to pool inside the middle of each peach half where the pit was removed. Absolute deliciousness!
  4. Remove from grill. Pull the peaches off of the grill and then add them to serving bowls.
  5. Add the ice cream. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream beside peaches in each bowl, if you like.
  6. Drizzle and serve. Do not skip the honey. Drizzle the peaches and ice cream (if used) with honey. Serve and enjoy!
Bowl of Grilled Peaches vanilla ice cream being drizzled with honey

Storage Tips

This recipe is meant to be served fresh, but most definitely do not waste a single bite of these grilled peaches if you have any left over. You can use the grilled peaches to top your slow cooker oatmeal, in overnight oats, or to add to a salad. And they are just perfect to use in my Peach Ice Cream recipe!

To store. After the peaches are cool, store in airtight container and refrigerate. Use the next day if possible, but within 1-2 days. Top with the toppings as in this dessert recipe or use in alternative recipes as mentioned.

Additional Topping Options

The simplicity of this Grilled Peaches with Honey and Ice Cream recipe is one of the things that makes it perfect, but there are some toppings that are delicious if you’d like to try them:

Roasted Pecans or Sliced Almonds – a few crumbled and tossed on top

Sprinkle of Honey Nut Granola

Cinnamon Pecans – crumble a few on top

Homemade Whipped Cream – can be used instead of ice cream for a lighter option if you wish

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I peel the peaches before grilling?

No – leave the skin on the peaches. The peaches become very soft and even sweeter and juicier when grilling.

Can I grill peaches on the stovetop?

Yes – use a preheated grill pan brushed with a bit of olive oil or coconut oil. Proceed with grilling the peach halves as instructed in the recipe.

Grilled peaches with vanilla ice cream and honey is a perfect, simple and scrumptious summertime dessert. // addapinch.com

More Favorite Summer Recipes

Blueberry Cobbler

Roasted Vegetables

Peach Pie

Lemonade

Strawberry Shortcake

Coleslaw and Potato Salad

Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Grilled Peaches Recipe

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This Grilled Peaches with Honey and Ice Cream recipe is a simple yet decadent dessert! Juicy peaches are lightly grilled then drizzled with honey and served with vanilla ice cream for a treat everyone loves!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients 

  • 8 peaches, halved with pit removed but not peeled
  • vanilla ice cream, optional
  • honey to drizzle

Instructions 

  • Heat grill or grill pan to about 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place peaches on preheated grill flesh side down for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Flip to the skin side for an additional 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Remove and serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  • Drizzle with honey.

Notes

Storage Tips

This dessert is meant to be eaten warm and fresh, but you’ll definitely want to save any leftover grilled peaches!
To store. After the peaches are cool, store in airtight container and refrigerate. Use the next day if possible, but within 1-2 days. Top with the toppings as in this dessert recipe or use in alternative recipes as mentioned.
The nutritional information is for the peaches and honey only. You will need to add the nutritional information for the brand of ice cream you use. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1peach | Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 489IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

Originally published 2011.

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33 Comments

  1. I have GOT to try this!! Peaches aren’t in season here for a little while longer, but I’m definitely bookmarking this one to try!

    1. I can’t wait to hear how you like it, Deborah. It works great with nectarines, apricots, and plums as well, but peaches are my personal favorite. πŸ™‚

  2. Oh that looks so, so good! I just bought some peaches earlier today and after one bite, I immediately wish I’d bought a whole heck of a lot more of them!

    1. When you find really good peaches, you wish you could just have a ton of them, don’t ya?

  3. Wow, your pics are completely drawing me in – gorgeous!!! I can’t wait for some gorgeous peaches to show up in our area!

    1. Thanks so much, Brenda. I look forward to peach season all spring and can’t get enough of them when they are their peak. Hoping yours are ready soon.

  4. Just bought some juicy fresh peaches, and good thing I stumbled upon this idea. I will skip the ice cream though, have to watch calories πŸ™‚
    lahealthyliving.com

  5. Instead of the ice cream, try a chunk of dark chocolate. Put it on the peach while it’s grilling and it melts in the center. It’s delicious! Oh and lawhealthyliving, you could argue that dark chocolate is nutritious!

  6. What I really love about people like you sharing recipes is the emphasis you put on small small things that make the final outcome well worth the effort. It’s not just the ingredient and the method/ steps for execution but tips like placing the peaches on the grill flesh side down first, so that when peaches have begun to soften and become juicier, the juices will pool inside the middle where the pit has been removed when you flip them and that one needs to pick really ripe peaches to ensure the best grilled peaches. Such hints form the basis of successful execution of any recipe. Well done! I’ll definitely try it [with honey] and a full scoop of vanilla ice cream. πŸ˜‰ Thanks.

  7. Look so delicious! and I love yours pics. I will try to make this, but I’m not sure if it like yours because the ingredients in Vietnam are quite different.