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Grilled Peach Mascarpone Ice Cream - BoulderLocavore.com

Grilled Peach Mascarpone Ice Cream

Sweet smoky peaches combine with sweet mascarpone for a mind blowing ice cream!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 day 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 269kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Add the cinnamon sticks to the sauce pan and allow to steep for 1 hour.
  • 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.
  • Process the ice cream mixture in an ice cream machine following the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 580IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 0mg