Basil-Infused Peaches with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Posted by alisamanjarrez on Aug 30, 2012
Filed: Dessert
Tagged: basil dessert ice cream Peach

Basil-Infused Peaches with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 9 fresh basil leaves, washed & patted dried
  • 2 fresh peaches, cut into bite size pieces
  • Vanilla bean ice cream


In a small saucepan, combine sugar and water. Heat and stir mixture over medium heat until sugar is completely dissolved, 3-5 minutes. The mixture should look clear in color. Take saucepan off heat and cool.

In a blender, combine sugar mixture and add the basil leaves. Puree until there are little bits of basil remaining. Place peaches in a bowl.

An hour or two before serving pour the basil syrup over the peaches. Stir to combine and refrigerate. To serve, put a scoop of ice cream in individual bowls and ladle peaches over the ice cream.

Recipe provided and prepared by Karen Eropkin.