One of my favorite memories growing up is the dessert my sister and I used to get just before bed. Most of the time I would choose vanilla ice cream…and not much has changed since then. I may not eat dessert right before bed anymore, but I still looove vanilla ice cream. I wanted to put a fresh twist on my fav dessert by adding some hot cooked peaches. It makes this cool dish, cozy. Who knew a summer dish could actually be cozy?!
- 3-4 fresh peaches, pitted and thinly sliced
- 1 tsp vegetable oil
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp of water
- 2 tbsp of brown sugar
- A dash of salt
- 1 sprig of mint leaves
- 1 pint of vanilla bean ice cream
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and cover a cookie sheet in foil with enough slack on the sides to form a packet. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the oil, cinnamon, vanilla extract, water, sugar, and salt. Slowly add in the sliced peaches and mix until fully coated. Lay the peaches flat on the cookie sheet and close the foil over top. Bake for 20 minutes or until slightly soft and they have a glaze on them.
Place two scoops of ice cream in a small bowl for serving, and top with the hot peaches, garnishing with a mint leaf.
Happy Eating, XO