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“UNDER 5” RECIPE: Grilled Peaches “A La Mode”

July 10, 2015
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Sometimes I don’t mind getting a bunch of dishes, gadgets, pots, and pans dirty to whip up a batch of something in the kitchen.  I usually go in waves with my baking though.  1-2 weeks I’m on fire and crank out lots of goodies.  Other times I’m lucky to have the time to throw a bowl of cereal together.  Between summer school for one of my kids, traveling, feeling like a revolving door with family visiting, and making sure I’m getting my workouts in… I literally have no desire to be in the kitchen more than I have to.  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE baking & cooking, but this girl is TIRED this summer!!!  I feel absolutely worn out by mid afternoon once I get everyone in my life taken care of and lifting out of the way.

It’s times like these where I need a super FAST, easy, and completely dummy proof dessert to heal a sweet tooth (or two)!  I think I now have a go to summer idea just to serve this purpose and it revolves around only THREE ingredients…

Halo Top ice cream, grilled peaches, and Kodiak Cakes ‘Granola‘ Unleashed!

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Halo Top is seriously one of my FAVORITE ice creams ever.  Even though I have to drive clear across town to buy it, I keep it stocked in the house at ALL times!  It’s creamy just like regular ice cream BUT with a far better nutritional profile.  Only 240 calories per pint!  I usually end up adding 1-2 small scoops of Halo Top to 1/2 pint of my Wink ice cream (only 100 calories per pint).  Between these two ice creams, I can have a fairly large serving and then add in my fat free whipped cream and crumbles of my favorite toppings (fresh fruit, Walden Farms chocolate sauce, crushed up cookies, etc.)

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Back to this easy and delicious dessert though…

If you haven’t grilled your fruit, you are missing out!!!  I don’t do it often, but each and every time I do, I wonder WHY I don’t do it more.  Pineapple is a favorite for me, but because the peaches are SO amazing this season, peaches it was for this dessert!  Look at those grill marks!!!

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I think the finished product is quite beautiful as well!

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“Recipe” is totally idiot & fool proof.  It would be VERY difficult to mess this up.

  • Get your grill or grill pan SMOKIN’ hot then spray with coconut oil.
  • Use very ripe peaches that are soft to the touch.  Cut them in half (reaching the pit all the way around) and  twist until the halves separate.
  • Place flesh side down onto grill/grill pan for 3-5 minutes until you have nice char marks then turn peaches over and grill on opposite side for 2-3 minutes.
  • Top with Halo Top ‘vanilla bean’ ice cream and Kodiak French Vanilla Granola.

That’s it, that’s all!!!  Dessert served in 5 minutes!  These are perfect for quick family desserts or even for entertaining!  These are great as shown, BUT thinking back to when I made these… the only thing I would probably add is a nice big dollop of caramel sauce AND whipped cream!  MMMM.  Yup, next time those additions are a must!

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