Peach Melba with Vanilla Ice Cream – easy, gorgeous, fruity, summer dessert recipe
Easy, gorgeous, fruity, summer dessert recipe
- 4 fresh juicy peaches
- Plain everyday white sugar
- The best vanilla ice cream you can lay your hands on
- Toasted blanched almonds to garnish
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 10mins
Cost Average budget
Heat water in a pan,when it has boiled,gently lower the washed peaches into it and blanch them.When you remove them the skin should readily come off. Test for how ripe your fruits are before you blanch ,over ripe fruits will not take well to being dunked in hot water!
Remove the skin and remove the seed and halve, if you are unable to do that just get of as much of the fleshy bit from around the seed as you can.
In another saucepan add enough water to hold these peaches in a pool of sugary syrup approx 250ml .
Add 4 heaped tablespoons of sugar and stir continuously on a low flame til the sugar is totally dissolved and you have a proper sugar syrup,nice and thick and of course sweet!
Dunk the peaches into this syrup and on a very low flame let them soften , do not allow the sugar syrup to turn dark in colour and a maximum of 5-7 minutes should do the trick as the peaches will ”cook” quickly”
Thoroughly cool the fruit+syrup mix and decant into a bowl and place in the refrigerator.
Serve on a bed of your best vanilla ice cream and top off with the toasted almonds.
Smile when your guests praise you and regale them with the story of how this lovely dessert was created or how much you enjoyed reading this blog and creating the dessert, ok all right all right, won’t show off ;)
This dessert was something I had drafted quite some time back and thankfully as I made this yum dessert to finish off my Caribbean themed summer party menu, it will now finally appear on my blog!That’s why you must make the most of the summer days and have as many parties and barbecues and picnics as you can!Wooohooo!