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In keeping with my epic summer goals, last weekend was spent in Yosemite. One could argue that it was work-related, sort of: I made some breakfast burritos for this week’s Etsy post, and those needed to be field-tested by hungry folks who had come from a long day of hiking and climbing.

Breakfast Burrito

Yosemite. Half Dome from Indian Rock.

This week I’ve been back in the thick of it, cooking and shooting lots of beautiful recipes, and sneaking in a few stolen moments to enjoy a little bit of summer. I’m pretty certain that one of the best things to pair with a stolen summer moment is a grilled peach with some goat milk ice cream. I’ve kinda got a thing for goat milk ice cream. It’s a little bit lighter, and there’s a subtle tang to it, but its texture and flavor hold up well in any context where you’d reach for a beautifully made vanilla ice cream. And grilled peaches, well. You get these caramelized edges, a hint of sweet, and a little bit of the fruit’s tart undertones. I glazed them with a little olive oil, raspberry vinegar, and a sprinkle of coarse sugar and cardamom. And they were heavenly.

This is part of my new summer series Eating Well on the Road.

Grilled Peaches with Goat Milk Ice Cream

Serves 4

4 firm, ripe yellow peaches
1 pint goat milk ice cream (Laloo is my fave)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon raspberry vinegar
1 tablespoon demerara sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom

First, prepare your grill. It should be on the hotter side when you put the peaches on to cook.

Next, slice the peaches in half. Whisk together the olive oil and raspberry vinegar until emulsified. Brush generously over each peach half. Sprinkle the peaches with the coarse sugar and the cardamom.

Grill, cut side up, for three minutes. Flip each peach and grill for another three minutes or so. Remove from heat and set aside.

Divide the ice cream among four bowls. Top each with two peache halves. Serve immediately.

  • Kathryn - Gorgeous pictures, love that one of Yosemite. And grilled fruits are one of my favourite things, I love when they get slightly charred and caramelised.ReplyCancel

  • SG - You inspire me so much!ReplyCancel

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - What a perfect summer treat! Delicious!ReplyCancel

  • kankana - Yosemite is so beautiful and every season it offers something different. I love grilled reaches and this post reminds me, I have some in the pantry! May be tonight :)ReplyCancel

  • Megan Gordon - Love everything about this. And…today we FINALLY have sun in Seattle. WheeeeReplyCancel

  • Stacy - Kimberley, I love the simplicity of this post and the recipe. Still waiting for peaches here in Michigan, but now I have yet another thing to long for — and with something so good to anticipate, that is not a bad thing at all! Carry on with those epic summer goals!!ReplyCancel

  • sara - Gorgeous photos! Love those grilled peaches, yum!ReplyCancel

  • Riley - Those peaches look heavenly! Juicy peaches are truly one of summer’s simplest pleasures.ReplyCancel

  • sara - those peaches look incredible! I love laloo as well, but haven’t had it with peaches. Need to try this asap.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - Breakfast burritos have to be my favourite breakfast food ever, and that photo looks amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Franzen - Grilled peaches are the jam. Made them all year last summer. You’re doing well and going to many great places! Jealous.ReplyCancel

  • Adrienne @ How to Ice a Cake - I am loving the grilled peaches and goat milk ice cream. I’ve just started making my own ice cream at home and this would be something interesting to try :DReplyCancel

  • Brian @ A Thought For Food - I don’t think there’s a more lovely way to consume peaches than this. Looks marvelous!ReplyCancel

  • Beth - Woaaaah. Sounds SO good.ReplyCancel

  • Cookie and Kate - Goat cheese ice cream?! That exists?! I must find some immediately. Brilliant simplicity here, Kimberley, it just doesn’t get better than this. Love the aqua blue bowl, too, and I’m so glad you had a great time at Yosemite!ReplyCancel

  • ileana - Beeeeaaaautiful!ReplyCancel

  • la domestique - Love grilled peaches, but have never tried goat milk ice cream. Looks delicious!ReplyCancel

  • Denise - This reminds me of a delicious dessert I once had (and somehow I compltely forgot about it), but that goat cheese ice cream combined with the sweet fruits: Yum! I need to make this soon!!ReplyCancel

  • Allison - I love your picture of the grilled peaches with the caramelized edges! I have never tried goat milk ice cream, but the sweetness of the peaches paired with creamy and tangy ice cream sounds splendid!ReplyCancel

  • sarah - That first photo is so beautiful! I love peaches, and look forward to grilling them every summer. I’ve never tried goat’s milk ice cream, but now it’s on my grocery list. This sounds heavenly.ReplyCancel

  • Amelia - Yosemite looks like a dream land! Pairing peaches and cardamom is also dreamy. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen - This is the perfect way to enjoy those juicy summer peaches, I love the subtle tang of goat milk ice cream as well.ReplyCancel

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  • Ana Sofia - I feel like peaches have been so slow to come to the markets this year but may have to stock up this weekend! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • sarah @ two tarts - I finally tried grilling peaches this weekend and I love them more than I expected to! Goat milk ice cream sounds great but I didnt have any … so we made a simple Bourbon Butter sauce. Also delicious. ;)
    -sarah @ two tartsReplyCancel

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