What's For Dessert: Warm Fresh Peach Sauce over Vanilla Ice Cream

I was considering going to the gym this afternoon, but a couple of peaches in the fridge were calling their siren song, so I chose to make a warm peach sauce instead. Priorities! Though I chose to use my sauce as a topping for a (big) scoop of vanilla ice cream, I think it would make a great pancake or waffle sauce as well.

Warm Fresh Peach Sauce (printer-friendly version)
makes enough for 2-3 servings

1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon cornstarch
2 peaches, cut into 1" pieces (peeling is up to you; I peeled one and didn't peel the other)
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1. Add the brown sugar and cornstarch to the water in a sauce pot and stir until both the sugar and cornstarch have dissolved. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat.
2. Add in the chopped peach pieces. Season with nutmeg and cinnamon and stir to combine.
3. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally. Cook for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until the peach sauce comes to your preferred thickness.
4. Serve warm over vanilla ice cream.


  1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and for inspiring us. Keep it up and continue on what your doing. Visit my site too.



  2. This was fantastic! My only issue was with trying to add corn starch to boiling water. Threw out two attempts before I realized I needed to start with cold water and dissolve the corn starch in it before boiling! I think I'll make a larger batch next time and try to freeze it for later. Yum!

    1. I'm glad to hear you liked it! I've updated the recipe to make the instructions more clear. Thanks!

  3. Replies
    1. I haven't frozen it before, but I don't see why you couldn't. If you do end up freezing it, you'll have to let me know how it turns out.

  4. I added strawberries because peaches and strawberries go together like peas and carrots :D YUMMMMMMMY

    1. Sounds like summer in a bowl -- good call!


Post a Comment