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Grilled Peach Mascarpone Ice Cream

Sweet smoky peaches combine with sweet mascarpone for a mind blowing ice cream!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword grilled peach ice cream, mascarpone ice cream, peach ice cream
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 day 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 269 kcal
Author Toni Dash

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup Half and Half
  • ½ cup Whole Milk
  • ¾ cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 3 1/2-inch Cinnamon Sticks (normal size, not extra-long)
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 8 ounces Mascarpone Cheese
  • 2 very ripe medium-sized freestone Peaches , peeled, pitted and juice reserved (_Note: they will be pureed with the ice cream base so do not have to be a specific form after peeling and pitting_)
  • 2 ripe but firm medium-sized freestone Peaches , peeled, pitted, cut into 4 thick slices
  • Olive oil
  • Optional: additional peaches to grill for garnish when serving the ice cream

Instructions

  1. Combine the half and half, whole milk and sugar in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Stir often to dissolve the sugar and prohibit the mixture from burning. Once mixture is heated and sugar is dissolved turn off the heat.
  2. Add the cinnamon sticks to the sauce pan and allow to steep for 1 hour.
  3. After 1 hour, remove and discard the cinnamon sticks. Pour the cooled mixture into a blender along with the lemon juice, mascarpone cheese and very ripe peaches with any juice released from peeling them. Puree in the blender until smooth. Refrigerate the mixture until chilled; 2-3 hours.
  4. Process the ice cream mixture in an ice cream machine following the manufacturer’s instructions.
  5. While the ice cream is processing, grill the peaches. Heat the grill to medium-high (350-375 degrees). Clean and oil the grill. Brush both sides of the peach slices lightly with olive oil and grill for 2 minutes per side. Remove and allow to cool slightly (about 5 minutes). Chop into small pieces to go into the ice cream mixture.
  6. When the ice cream is almost done, add the chopped grilled peaches to the machine and allow to fully mix into the ice cream. Remove the ice cream and spoon it into a freezer-safe container. Allow to freeze fully for several hours or overnight. Additional peach wedges can be grilled the same as the slices to garnish the ice cream when served.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Peach Mascarpone Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 269 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 40mg2%
Potassium 79mg2%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 580IU12%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 107mg11%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.