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dessert essentials: donna's peaches & ice cream

a recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

I have a dear friend who is having a birthday tomorrow (Donna), so I came up with a dessert to celebrate her BIG day. Yummy peaches, poached in wine and coconut sugar, topped with some homemade French vanilla ice cream, and dusted with a bit of Vietnamese cinnamon. Is it decadent, yes… but oh so yummy. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

serves 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For dessert essentials: donna's peaches & ice cream

  • 2 c
    filtered water
  • 1/2 c
    white wine
  • 2/3 c
    coconut sugar
  • 1
    vanilla bean, slice in half lengthwise
  • 4 md
    ripe, firm peaches
  • french vanilla ice cream
  • cinnamon, for dusting

How To Make dessert essentials: donna's peaches & ice cream

  • 1
  • 2
    Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  • 3
    Add all the ingredients, except the peaches, to a pan, and bring to a simmer.
  • 4
    Chef’s Note: The pan needs to be big enough to hold the peaches in a single layer.
  • 5
    When the liquid begins to simmer, add the peaches, stem-side-up.
  • 6
    Cover and lightly simmer for 8 minutes.
  • 7
    Turn the peaches over, cover, and simmer for an additional 8 minutes.
  • 8
    Remove the peaches, allow to cool and then remove the skins.
  • 9
    Chef’s Tip: I find the best way to remove the skins is to place them under running water, and gently rub the skin off, using your fingers.
  • 10
    While the peaches are cooling, bring the sauce up to a light boil, and reduce by half, about 12 – 15 minutes.
  • 11
    Place the peaches in a bowl, pour on the reduced sauce, and allow to come to room temperature.
  • 12
  • 13
    Place in a bowl, at room temperature, add some ice cream, drizzle with that yummy sauce, and dust with some cinnamon. Enjoy.
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