Guest Post – Bourbon-Glazed Grilled Peaches with Homemade Ice Cream

Happy Monday! I will be back on Wednesday sharing a fun recipe, and my big catering event I did Saturday!

Thank you to Jenni and Scott for keeping Cafe Terra full of love.  I am so excited Jenni from Pastry Chef Online shared about the Four Pounds of Cheese Project on Friday.

Today Scott Hepburn, a fellow Charlotte resident, and twitter friend, is sharing a perfect homemade summer treat.

I met Scott on Twitter, then officially met him when he started a podcast called The Marketing Squad on RadioExiles.

He has a love for food, and it shows in this post……Seriously, if I would have known he had homemade cookies and cream ice cream….I would have been at his table in no time!

Today he shares some peach love!  I love living in Charlotte, next to the border of South Carolina, where we are surrounded by fresh, juicy, delicious peaches!

I’ve been on a homemade ice cream kick since early July. Something about the 4th of July triggers my desire to whip up batch after batch of sweet, home-churned goodness. Ice cream mixing season is only a few weeks old, but I’ve already made batches of Fresh Mint ‘n’ Peppermint Patties, Oreo Double Stuf cookies ‘n’ cream, vanilla, and honey ice cream.

Last week, I made a mixed berry cobbler that was decadent with vanilla ice cream. This week, though, I found my new love: Grilled peaches.

The recipe from Steven Raichlen, author of the Barbecue! Bible, featured a glaze Steven calls a “vitamin B3 glaze” made with brown sugar, butter, and bourbon. Are you serious??

Go ahead…take a minute with that in your mind.

Mix those three ingredients in a saucepan, throw in a bit of cinnamon, and boil it down to a sticky, sweet, unbelievably delicious goo. I added in a whisper of molasses, too. Once it’s cooked down, spread it over a few halved freestone peaches and toss ‘em on the grill for 3-5 minutes.

Simple. Sinful.

And so worth it.

My favorite part? That gooey, bourbon-y glaze thickened up as the cold honey ‘n’ vanilla ice cream melted around the peaches, leaving a caramel-like spoonful of sweetness that would be a decadent ingredient in my next batch of ice cream.

Hmmm…I might be onto something…

Scott Hepburn blogs about social media marketing and public relations at He’s on Twitter at @ScottHepburn. He’s a complete klutz in the kitchen, so he lets his 4-year-old son Riley do most of the cooking.

Thank you so much Scott for keeping Cafe Terra occupied!  Think of me next time you make some delicious ice cream!!!

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

Until next time, come on in, Have a seat,

Hugs, Terra


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  • wow...bourbon? caramel? yes please! My favorite IC is coffee, of course ;) Great guest post Scott! Thanks for sharing (and making me hungry!)
    • You said the magic word: Coffee. Speaking of which, it's time for a refill!
  • H'mmm. Scott has some splainin' to do. Apparently he's been holding out on the rest of the "Squad". He's in time out tfn.
  • this just sounds awesome - bourbon glazed grilled peaches!!! wow. my favorite ice cream flavor would be mint chocolate chip or peanut butter chocolate. :)
    • I'm a huge fan of peanut butter chocolate! All this ice cream is a nice escape from this ridiculous summer heat!
  • Yum, yum! Both the ice cream and the glaze sound amazing!
    • Thanks! I think for my next batch of ice cream, I'll make just the glaze and swirl it in as an ingredient...maybe whip up a cinnamon ice cream as the base. Whatcha think?
  • bellini
    Peaches are not quite ready with the late summer start but I will be waiting with bated breath.
    • Ya know, I was concerned about that, too. I would have loved some super-ripe clingstone peaches, but made do with what was available, and it was delicious! You're gonna love it!
  • Oh you had me at bourbon! Lol. The glaze and the ice cream both sound delicious. 
    • Hard to go wrong when there's bourbon in your recipe ;)
  • wow what a heavenly combo looks amazing
  • That looks so tasty! Bourbon glazed grilled peaches...that's just heavenly!
    • Thank you for your comment on the bourbon glazed grilled peaches with ice cream guest post!  Seriously this does sound heavenly!  He said he made cookies and cream ice cream with double stuffed oreo, OH MY YUM! Hugs, Terra
  • Juliana
    I never had grilled peach, and would love to try. Looks delicious with ice cream...and my favorite one if vanilla. Hope you have a fantastic week ahead Terra :-)
    • Juliana, you simply MUST try grilled peaches sometime. They're absolutely decadent! Stop back and let us know after you try 'em. 
  • [email protected]
    I love grilled peaches, but I think that boozy grilled peaches will be my new found love! 
  • Love the name Vitamin B3-sounds so healthy :-) I'm sure this is seriously delicious, especially on top of ice cream.  I really liked the ginger peach frozen yogurt I made recently, and for a more "sinful" treat I've been enjoying Talenti salted caramel gelato.  SO good!
    • Ooooh....ginger peach? Sounds good! I'm a big salted caramel fan, so I'd love to find a way to weave that into an ice cream recipe.
      • Salted caramel, with chocolate ice cream....recreate the salted caramel brownie that is at Amelie's!  YUM!!!!
        • Oooh, what if we just get a bunch of Amelie's brownies and crumble them in? Road trip to Amelie's!
  • I've yet to make my own ice cream!!! This looks awesome! and my favorite flavor is maple walnut (from Friendly's in New England).
    • I knew we would be long time friends!  One of my favorite flavors of ice cream is maple walnut, or pecan praline, YUM-O!!!  My hubby has said that Friendly's has great ice cream, I look forward to trying it someday:-) Hugs, Terra
  • Mmmm, delicious.  Wow the glaze sounds phenomenal!