Ice cream, peaches, caramel, and graham crackers? Sounds like a sweet way to use up fresh peaches to me.
Question: What happens when you buy a bunch of fresh fruit from the fruit stand near your house?
Answer: You want to find all the ways to use this fresh fruit while you have access to it.
I found the best fresh peaches at a fruit stand by our house and ended up using three in the first day. I had to go back the following day to get more because they are so good!
Do you live near a fruit stand? It’s so much fun to get fresh produce from someone who grows it locally. I know I’m lucky to live by one, and I try not to take it for granted.
This recipe is one way that we are using those fresh peaches. It takes a bit more time to prepare than just taking a scoop of ice cream from the freezer, but I promise it’s worth it!
You’ll want to find some fresh, ripe peaches. If you can’t find any, you can always try canned or frozen (defrosted) peaches! It might taste a bit different, but probably close enough. Get some high quality vanilla ice cream. I love Tillamook! It is so creamy and perfectly vanilla-y. You’ll also need some caramel. Make some at home, or buy some pre-made caramel. I love the jars at Trader Joe’s. Also gather some graham crackers and cinnamon.
If you like your ice cream a little on the softer side, take it out of the freezer while you warm the peaches. Otherwise, keep it in the freezer until the peaches are finished. Warm the peaches in a skillet for around five minutes, until slightly softened and warmed through. Assemble your bowls by placing vanilla ice cream in a bowl, and then top with the warm peaches. Drizzle the bowl with your favorite caramel sauce, sprinkle with graham crackers and cinnamon, and you’ve got a delicious summer treat to enjoy!
If you are looking for more ways to use up those fresh peaches, try this peach salad dressing!
Caramel Peach Ice Cream Bowls
- 1 cup vanilla ice cream
- 1 large peach, peeled and cubed
- 2 Tablespoons caramel sauce
- 1 graham cracker, crushed
- Pinch of cinnamon
In a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat, add the peach cubes and cook for about 5 minutes, until warmed and slightly softer. Remove from heat.
Place 1/2 cup of vanilla ice cream in two bowls. Top each serving of ice cream with half of the peach cubes, 1 Tablespoon of caramel sauce, 1/2 of the crushed graham crackers, and a pinch of cinnamon. Serve immediately!
I like my vanilla ice cream just a bit soft when I’m eating it, so I take the ice cream out of the freezer before I start warming the peaches.