Our grilled peaches with ice cream recipe is an amazing Summer dessert. It’s stunning, delicious and wonderful for peach season when they’re plentiful and juicy.

Grilled Peaches a la mode ice cream. Best Summer Peach Dessert Recipe on a plate

Can you grill fresh peaches?

Certainly you can! The smoky flavor that’s imparted on the peaches makes this luscious fruit so much more flavorful. You can add grilled peaches to salads, or serve as a side dish next to some grilled meats. Our favorite is using warm grilled peaches as a dessert with ice cream on top. If you want to make it even more simple, just add some whipped topping or fresh whipped cream on top with a drizzle of honey.  It’s spectacular. If you love greek yogurt, that’s a great topping too.

Easy Grilled Peaches Recipe

Grilled peaches is one of the best Summer dessert recipes, ever! No matter how many times we’ve made this, we’ve devoured the grilled peaches like it’s nobody’s business. When we have peaches that aren’t too naturally sweet or not perfectly ripened we definitely don’t let them go to waste. For these types of peaches, they’re actually perfect for grilling because the grilling really brings out the fantastic flavor and makes the texture even better. In fact, when Summer peaches are perfectly with natural sweetness , we’d rather eat them fresh. It’s the “ok” peaches that get grilled and they’re adored by everyone.

Video: Best Grilled Peaches Recipe with Ice Cream 

Grilled Peaches a la mode ice cream. Best Summer Peach Dessert Recipe on a grill

What if you can’t BBQ or Outside Grill? Can you use a grill pan?

Yes, you can a grill pan if you want to cook inside. Just heat up the grill pan on your stove until it’s hot, then continue with the recipe. If you can, try to find freestone peaches instead of clingstone peaches. The clingstone peaches will be a little harder to remove the seed or pit. You’ll have to use a knife to cut the sides or “cheeks” of the peaches then grill that.

Don’t forget the ice cream!

Lightly brushed with a butter and brown sugar glaze, the peaches grill to perfection with a fantastic flavor and just a touch of the brown sugar sweetness. This recipe for grilled peaches results in a deliciously flavorful and tender peach that just melts in your mouth. Now after you’ve grilled the peaches and devoured a few, hopefully you’ll have some left to top with ice cream. The melty ice cream on top of the grilled peaches truly is one of the BEST summer desserts, ever. Just a few ingredients makes Summer delicious and fantastic. This is one of the desserts that makes us look forward so much to Summer.

Favorite BBQs & Tools for Making Smoking and Grilling:

Some tools, grills, and smokers make BBQ and grilling all the more enjoyable.

Oklahoma Joe’s Reverse Flow Offset Smoker –
Love this offset smoker. Solid construction. Isn’t perfect, but with a couple easy modifications it will smoke as well as the $1k + smokers. Can use the main chamber also as a regular charcoal grill. Love using it as a regular grill using lump charcoal or briquettes. Huge cooking surface.

Oasity BBQ Light
Grilling should never be confined to the daylight. Love this BBQ light. Good brightness, solid magnets plus clamp option. We’ve gone through 1/2 dozen different grilling lights before falling in love with this one. Be ready to grill all night long.

Traeger 'Que Classic BBQ Sauce

Traeger ‘Que Classic BBQ Sauce
A good sauce is the finish touch to great BBQ. Get a little sweet and heat or check out the rest of their sauce line-ups for other options.

Flame Boss Wifi Temperature Control – A gadget geeks smoking dream. Control your grill and smoker’s temp. from your phone. Adjusts air flow, determines meat temperature. Gadget awesomeness!

Weber Charcoal Chimney Starter
The perfect way to light lump charcoal or briquettes.

Premium Lump Charcoal
Burns hotter and longer. Give a great smoke flavor without needing to add wood chips. Our preferred fuel for smoking meats.

Grilled Peaches a la mode ice cream. Best Summer Peach Dessert Recipe on a grill
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Grilled Peaches a la Mode

Freestone peaches will be easiest to use. Grilling time will vary depending on heat of grill and ripeness of peaches.
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  • 3 ripe peaches , or nectarines
  • 1/4 cup (60 g) butter , (1/2 stick)
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) brown sugar , packed
  • 1 cup (240 ml) ice cream



  • Pre-heat grill to medium high heat. Cut peaches in half and remove pit or seed. Set aside.
    Peaches halved and pitted
  • In a bowl melt butter. Add brown butter and stir to combine. Toss peaches with the butter/sugar mixture.
    Tossing peaches with brown sugar butter
  • Grill peaches cut side down first for about 3-4 minutes or until soft and grill marks show.
    Grilling peaches face side down
  • Flip the peaches and grill the other side for about another 2 minutes.
    Removing peaches from the grill with tongs
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool a bit. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream (or your favorite flavor) and serve immediately. Enjoy!
    Ice cream on top of grilled peach


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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 158kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 30mg, Sodium: 86mg, Potassium: 186mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 15g, Vitamin A: 573IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 38mg, Iron: 1mg

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Post was originally published in 2017 and was re-published in 2023 with a new video and updated recipe format.