Grilled peaches and honey whipped yogurt “cream” come together in a super simple summer dessert. With just 4 ingredients and a hot grill, this sweet treat is ready in 10 minutes!
It’s finally peach season – one of my favorite things about summer. It’s also officially grilling season. And if you’re going to fire up the grill, you’ll want to add my grilled peaches and cream recipe to the menu. To make this dessert you’ll only need four ingredients and a hot grill (or grill pan). Using seasonal fruit is a sweet shortcut to an effortless dessert.
How to grill peaches without sticking
For the peaches, simply slice and pit the peaches. That’s right… no need to peel them! Once the peaches are cooked, if you don’t want to eat the peel, you can easily pull it right off.
I prefer freestone peaches because the pit is much easier to remove. But early in the season, you might only be able to find clingstone ones. If that’s the case, use a spoon or paring knife to remove the pit.
To prepare the peaches for the grill, brush the cut side with a light coating of oil. This not only helps prevent the peaches from sticking but also allows the fruit sugars to caramelize, which adds flavor.
Use a neutral-tasting oil with a high smoke point, such as avocado oil. Unless your grill or indoor grill pan is very well seasoned, you’ll want to be generous with the oil so the peaches don’t stick.
Yogurt Whipped “Cream”
I like to whip the “cream” ahead of time or while the peaches are grilling, so the final dish can be enjoyed warm. And when it comes to the cream, use what you like! I am using full-fat Greek yogurt with a touch of honey for a rich, creamy texture.
The yogurt delivers just enough tanginess to complement the sweetness of the peaches. The Greek yogurt also provides a little protein which makes this dessert all the more satisfying. Plus probiotics!
If Greek yogurt isn’t your thing, feel free to swap coconut, almond, or any non-dairy yogurt or make your own whipped cream using coconut milk.
Once the peaches are ready, top each half with a big dollop of the honey whipped yogurt. You can also add crushed nuts for texture if you’d like.
Plan to serve each person two peach halves with the cream but the recipe is easy to double or even quadruple to satisfy a crowd.
I hope you’ll enjoy this recipe at home this summer.
Grilled Peaches and "Cream"
- 4 medium ripe peaches, halved & pitted
- 2 tbsp avocado or other neutral oil
- 1 cup plain whole Greek Yogurt
- 2 tbsp honey plus more for drizzling
- fresh mint sprigs and chopped almonds, optional garnish
- Heat the grill or grill pan to medium heat. Lightly brush the cut peaches with oil.
- Place the peaches cut side onto the grill. Cook about 4 minutes, just until grill marks appear, and the peaches are tender.
- Remove the peach halves with tongs and transfer to a serving bowl or plate. Serve warm, topped with a dollop of whipped yogurt "cream." Add an extra drizzle of honey, chopped nuts, and mint, if desired.
- Once the peaches are cool enough to handle, you can pull the peel off with a gentle tug or skip that step and serve with the peel on.
- Yes. You can use a lower fat or even a non-fat Greek yogurt but it won't be the same. I skipped heavy cream in favor of the yogurt for the protein and probiotic benefit. The full-fat version adds a velvety rich texture that you just won't get from a non-fat yogurt.
- To make this recipe vegan, swap the honey for maple syrup and the regular Greek yogurt for an almond, cashew, or coconut milk yogurt. There are some almond milk Greek yogurts on the market with a great texture so you might try that first.