In The Kitchen: Making Peaches and Cream

WMBD This Morning

Ashley Simper, MS, RD, LDN

Community/Outpatient Dietitian

OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center

Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Media Spokesperson


Grilled Peaches and Cream

Summer in Illinois is a great time of the year to incorporate fresh fruits and vegetables into your recipes. Peaches are in-season from June to September. This recipe features ripe peaches and Halo Top vanilla ice cream to create a sweet dessert lower in calories that you can enjoy guilt free during this Fourth of July season.



¼ teaspoon fresh lemon zest

1/8 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated

½ cup Halo Top Vanilla Bean ice cream

Cooking spray

3 ripe peaches, halved and pitted

2 Tablespoons quick dry oats

3 Tablespoons chopped pecans

Fresh mint leaves for garnish




  1. In a small bowl, mix together the lemon zest, grated ginger, and Halo Top ice cream. Put ice cream mixture back in the freezer to hold its shape.
  2. Spray the grill or grill pan with cooking spray. Place the peach halves cut side down and grill them for about 3 minutes on low heat. Flip the peaches and cook for another 3 minutes or until the peaches have softened but still maintain their shape. If using a grill pan, cover the top of the pan with aluminum foil.
  3. Remove peaches from the grill and top each half with a spoonful of ice cream mixture. Sprinkle oats and chopped pecans on top and garnish with a few mint leaves. Serve immediately.


Serves 6


Nutrition Information

Per 1 halved peach

Calories: 78

Total Fat: 4 g

   Saturated Fat: 0.5 g

Sodium: 18 mg

Total Carbohydrate: 12 g

   Dietary Fiber: 2 g

   Sugars: 7 g

Protein: 2 g

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