These grilled peaches with coconut cream are a fun dessert for all the family, and so quick and easy to make. Add pistachios, pumpkin seeds and blueberries for a sweet and tasty crunch!
Why you'll love this recipe
- Fruity and delicious - peaches are always good, but grilling them makes them even sweeter.
- Healthy - having grilled peaches for dessert is actually packed with goodness!
- Easy to make - a very simple recipe but one that looks as though you made some effort, so perfect for entertaining.
Such a simple recipe, with only a few ingredients. You will need:
- Peaches - choose ones that are fairly ripe. If not they will still be quite hard, even after being grilled.
- Coconut cream - the harder cream on the top of the can, rather than the liquid.
- Blueberries - halved as a topping.
- Pistachios - make sure to use ones that aren't salted or roasted.
- Pumpkin seeds - for a good crunch.
- Maple syrup - for a touch of extra sweetness.
Variations on the recipe
Instead of pistachios you can always use pecans if they work for you.
If you aren't vegan, then you can use honey in place of maple syrup. Agave syrup also works well.
Regular cream can be used if not vegan and tolerated.
Make sure to see the recipe card below for the full ingredients list and quantities!
Step by step instructions
Make the coconut cream. This can be done in two different ways, to preference:
- Scoop the top of the can of coconut and heat very gently for just ten seconds or so in the microwave so that it turns into a cream texture. Make sure not to heat for too long or it will turn very runny.
- Use a hand mixer / whisk or stand mixer to whip the top of a can of coconut milk into peaks of cream. There is a tutorial for whipped coconut cream on Minimalist Baker.
Grill the peaches by placing on a grill (or BBQ in the warmer months) until they are softened and juicy.
Plate up the peaches and drizzle with the coconut cream and maple syrup. Scatter the nuts, seeds and blueberries on top.
Recipe tips and notes
- Use ripe peaches as they will soften nicely when grilled and have much more flavour.
- Adjust the grilling time slightly depending upon the ripeness of the peaches. The more ripe the peaches, the less grilling time they will need.
- If grilling indoors, place a baking tray with some parchment paper on it under the peaches. They will catch any juice that drips from the peaches and help save time on cleaning the oven!
- There are two ways to make the coconut cream, and both are good. See above for more details on each.
- Make sure to use pistachios that aren't salted or roasted as that wouldn't taste good.
- Swap out the toppings for nuts and seeds you prefer, or have to hand. Some added berries would also be nice.
More desserts to enjoy
Grilled peaches with coconut cream
- Stand mixer or electric hand whisk
- 4 peaches halved, de-stoned
- 4 tablespoon coconut cream or more to preference
- 2 tablespoon blueberries halved
- 2 tablespoon pistachios crushed
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- Preheat the grill to medium.
- To make the coconut cream you can either gently warm the hard top of a can of coconut milk (not the liquid) for a few seconds, or use a mixer or electric hand whisk to whisk the coconut cream (it needs to be chilled before whisking).
- Place the peaches on the grill, and grill for around 5 minutes each side until softened. Set aside to cool.
- Plate the peaches, drizzle with the coconut cream and maple syrup and sprinkle with the pistachios, pumpkin seeds and halved blueberries.
- Adjust the cooking time for the peaches. If they are more ripe then you will likely need a few minutes less.
- Coconut cream can either be gently heated to become creamy in consistency or whipped with an electric hand mixer.
- The peaches can also be grilled on a BBQ in the summer months.
- Swap out the nuts and seeds for those of preference, if required.