Maple-Vanilla Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Ice Cream

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Nothing speaks summer to me quite like Classic Vanilla Ice Cream accompanied by fruit. These Maple-Vanilla Grilled Peaches are tangy and flavorful, and pair perfect with vanilla ice cream

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There is nothing quite like cold and creamy vanilla ice cream with fruit on a hot summer day. Sure, I love all ice cream flavors. But, to me, nothing says summer like plain vanilla. Nothing can be more refreshing or sweeter.

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My choice of Ice Cream is always Blue Bunny. You see, I live in Iowa, the state where Blue Bunny is located. 10 years ago, before my husband and I were married, I visited his parent’s acreage for the first time. During that visit, my mother-in-law served vanilla Blue Bunny Ice Cream with fresh peaches for dessert. My mother-in-law claims that Bunny Wells, granddaughter of one of the owners, was her high-school Spanish teacher in Kingsley, Iowa. I have always kept buying Blue Bunny, because I loved hearing about that supposed connection. I also love it because it’s classic and simple.

I took a trip to my local Wal-Mart to purchase my Blue Bunny Ice Cream for a special dessert I was planning for my family. Check all the fun Blue Bunny Products at Walmart Here. ( I also love the Mini Cones)

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Blue Bunny was easy to find at my store. There was a huge display with a lot of fun flavors.


I have always thought that grilled peaches tasted amazing. I decided to switch them up a bit by adding a maple-vanilla glaze to them before grilling them. This maple-vanilla mixture caramelized onto the peaches, and they smelled amazing when they were all cooked, like vanilla.

Maple-Vanilla Grilled Peaches Over Ice Cream
3-4 peaches, cut into slices
2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup of maple syrup.

In a small bowl, mix vanilla extract and maple syrup. Using a pastry brush, brush the mixture on each peach slice. Grill each peach slice for about 10 minutes, flipping the peach over 1/2 way though. Remove peaches from the grill and serve over Vanilla Ice Cream.

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These grilled peaches actually turned out better than expected. After grilling these peaches, I am now in a “grilling fruit mood”. I would like to try more grilled fruit this summer over Blue Bunny Vanilla Ice Cream. Maybe I should try pineapple next.




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