Rosemary Ice Cream With Grilled Peaches
Category: Desserts & Sweets | Blog URL: http://cookingwithmichele.com/2009/06/rosemary-ice-cream-with-grilled-peaches/
This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.
Photo: Michele Morris
This will be the final recipe I’m posting from the Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24 dinner that I did in May. If rosemary ice cream sounds weird to you, you’ve got to try this. Vanilla and rosemary work fabulously together and are a perfect complement for a grilled peach. Only fresh rosemary works – and make sure you mince it up well to release all of the essential oils and flavor before adding it to the ice cream mixture. It’s also important to let the rosemary steep in the ice cream mixture overnight to impart it’s flavor into the mix, so plan ahead.
As for the peaches, it’s really a bit early for them in Denver, but when peach season rolls around, look for the really ripe and juicy freestone variety – they’re easiest to peel and pit. The riper the fruit, the more the sugars will caramelize when you grill them.