Peach Melba (Ice Cream Dessert)

Peach Mel­ba is the per­fect dessert for hot sum­mer days! Sweet poached peach­es and rasp­ber­ry coulis per­fect­ly com­ple­ment vanil­la ice cream. Whipped cream and warm crunchy almonds add the fin­ish­ing touch­es to this deli­cious­ly sweet dessert. This French clas­sic is a won­der­ful way to turn vanil­la ice cream into some­thing tru­ly special!

peach melba


Peach Melba Recipe

I used this French recipe as my main inspi­ra­tion, and made my own lit­tle changes.

peach melba
Peach Mel­ba
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Serv­ings Prep Time
3 peo­ple 30 min­utes
Serv­ings Prep Time
3 peo­ple 30 min­utes
peach melba
Peach Mel­ba
Print Recipe
Serv­ings Prep Time
3 peo­ple 30 min­utes
Serv­ings Prep Time
3 peo­ple 30 min­utes
For the rasp­ber­ry coulis
For the whipped cream
Serv­ings: people
Prepar­ing the peach­es
  1. First, peel the peach­es. An easy way to do this is to drop the peach­es in boil­ing water for 1 or 2 min­utes. The skin will come right off.
  2. Boil 2 cups water with the juice of 1 lemon and 1 cup gran­u­lat­ed sug­ar. As soon as the water starts boil­ing, remove the pot from the stove.
    syrup for peaches
  3. Pour the water in a bowl and place the peach­es in it. Set aside, and allow the peach­es to sit in the sweet syrup while you pre­pare the coulis, almonds, and whipped cream.
    peaches in syrup
Prepar­ing the rasp­ber­ry coulis
  1. In a blender, mix the rasp­ber­ries, the juice of 1 lemon, and the sug­ar.
    raspberry coulis
Prepar­ing the sliced almonds
  1. In a skil­let, brown the almonds.
Prepar­ing the whipped cream
  1. If you did­n’t buy already whipped cream, whip the whip­ping cream. In a mix­ing bowl, with an elec­tric mix­er, whip the cream, first at low speed, and then increas­ing the speed until it becomes whipped. This can take a cou­ple of min­utes, so be patient. The trick is to make sure the cream and all the uten­sils are cold, so place every­thing in the fridge before you start whip­ping.
    homemade whipped cream
Bring­ing it all togeth­er
  1. Take 3 bowls (for 3 peo­ple). In each bowl, place 2 scoops of vanil­la ice cream. Add 1 peach cut in small slices (remove the pit). Add the rasp­ber­ry coulis, some whipped cream, and a few almonds. Voila! Eat imme­di­ate­ly.
    peach melba
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French Mom


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2 thoughts on “Peach Melba (Ice Cream Dessert)

  1. This is a famous peach recipe named after a bril­lant Aus­tralian opera singer whose name was Mel­ba. She was so suc­cess­ful in per­form­ing Lohen­grin by Wag­n­er that the renowned French cook, Escoffi­er, cre­at­ed in 1884 and devot­ed to her this recipe. There is anoth­er such sto­ry with Pavlo­va, a fan­tas­tic Russ­ian dancer, spe­cial­ly when per­form­ing the swan’s death in the Camille Saint- Sean’s bal­let that a great New Zealan­der cook devot­ed to her the now renowned dessert called a Pavlo­va, appre­ci­at­ed by all gen­uine gastronomes.

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