To me, peach blossoms are the official fragrance of summer. When I think back to the summers I spent growing up in the Northwest, I always think of peaches…
When I was young, I lived in Washington state. I have such wonderful memories of my dad making day trips in the summer to Yakima for fresh, just-picked peaches.
Sometimes I was able to go with him, other times he’d head out by himself and I would patiently wait for him and those peaches to walk through the door.
When he brought them home, he would make peach pies and peach cobbler. I would sit and wait, mouth-watering, until I could taste my first bite still warm out of the oven. Heaven.
My dad was such a great cook. I’m pretty sure I acquired my love of cooking from him.
We also loved our fresh-cut peaches with cool vanilla ice cream on top.
So this recipe is a little remembrance of my childhood and a tribute to my dad.
This healthier version of Peaches & Cream fits perfectly with my Paleo lifestyle because it uses delicious coconut milk to make the “cream”. It’s super-easy to whip up at home – and honestly, I think it tastes much richer and more flavorful than the dairy kind. And the cinnamon, vanilla, and a little raw honey just take this topping over the top.
Trust me. I just had a bowl with my hubby and it’s amazing. Beautiful looking too!
Don’t be afraid to serve this one as a classic dessert after a BBQ, or the grand finale to a casual dinner with friends this summer. Both kids and adults will love this one, guaranteed!
Easy Paleo Peaches & Cream Recipe
- 4 peaches or about 1 per person. Seeds removed and sliced or chopped
- 1 can full fat coconut milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1-2 tbsp of raw honey – optional
- Make your “cream” ahead of serving. It’s super easy.
- In a bowl mix coconut milk, vanilla, cinnamon and honey together. (if you’re including the honey, you might want to use a blender to make sure it combines well with milk.) * Hint – If you keep a can of coconut milk in the fridge and start with cold coconut milk, it will freeze faster *
- Put in the freezer.
- Check on it about every 30 min and stir. I like it firm enough to scoop, but still soft.
- Depending on your freezer it will take about an hour. If you make it way ahead, it will freeze. But you can easily take it out 20-30 minutes before serving and it will soften.
- Put your peaches in a pretty bowl and top with a scoop of the cream.
- If you feel like getting fancy, add a sprig of mint.