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