Indulge In {Grilled Peaches and Homemade Ice Cream}

For R's birthday last November, I caved and bought him the old fashioned ice cream maker he had been wanting for months. You know, the ones with the wood base that is incredibly noisy. Well, he loves it! And frankly, so do I. It reminds me of the one my grandparents had and all the summers we would make strawberry ice cream in their back yard. With it being the time of year for outdoor cooking, it's finally time to bust it out and see what creamy creations we can come up with.

Recently, I've been craving pies and desserts of the sort so for our first attempt, I decided to do a modern twist on the all time favorite peach cobbler. With fresh peaches from the farmer's market and all the ingredients for a delicious batch of ice cream, this new favorite dessert is so fun for summer cookouts. It's even a great addition to your Memorial Day menu. Here's the recipe...

:: Ingredients ::
2 Quarts Half and Half
1/2 Pint Heavy Cream
1 1/2 Cups White Sugar
4 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1 Pinch Salt
4 Peaches, halved and pitted
3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
5 Tablespoons Butter

:: Directions for Ice Cream ::
1. Mix together half and half, heavy cream, sugar, vanilla, and salt in the bowl of an ice cream maker.
2. Freeze according to manufacturer's instructions.

:: Directions for Peaches ::
1. Turn your grill on medium heat and let it get warm.
2. Melt the butter and stir in brown sugar until dissolved.
3. Brush all sides of the peach with butter and brown sugar mixture. Grill until warm and caramelized. About 5-8 minutes.


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