Grilled Peaches with Honey Whipped Cream is a quick and easy summer dessert. No need to heat up the oven—the peaches are prepared on the grill and topped with an irresistible honey whipped cream and chopped pistachios.
Summer is peach season! Peaches are delicious alone, but the addition of honey whipped cream and crunchy pistachios take them over the top.
Grilled Peaches with Honey Whipped Cream are the perfect balance of healthy (peaches) and decadent (whipped cream). The presentation is beautiful, and they would make a lovely end-of-meal finale to a dinner party. And, the recipe is quick to make—a win-win.
Prepare a platter of them, set it on the table for dessert, and watch your guests’ eyes light up!
The peaches are also delicious on a weekend afternoon on the back porch—speaking from experience here! And as a nod to these Southern-grown peaches, a little sweet tea with these would be LOVELY.
- Use peaches that are just barely ripe. If they are overripe, the peaches will fall apart on the grill.
- Vegetable oil prevents the peaches from sticking to the grill.
- Heavy cream will get whipped into a silky whipped cream.
- We’ll sweeten the whipped cream with honey, which pairs beautifully with the peaches.
- Vanilla extract enhances the flavor of the peaches.
- A sprinkle of chopped pistachios on top adds color and crunch.
How to grill peaches
Start with peaches that are still somewhat firm, but starting to get soft. If the peaches are too soft, they will fall apart on the grill.
Quarter the peaches and brush them with canola oil to prevent them from sticking to the grill.
Grill the peaches, cut-side down, for 2–3 minutes.
Flip the peaches (also cut side down, but on the other side of the quartered peach) for another 2–3 minutes. Check them often so the sugars in the peaches don’t burn too quickly!
While the peaches are grilling, make the honey whipped cream. I used a stand mixer (shout-out to my grandma’s 1970s KitchenAid in butter yellow, which still works perfectly!). You could also use a hand mixer, or whisk by hand if you’d like an arm workout.
Whip the cream until soft peaks form, and then gently whipped in the honey and vanilla extract just until combined.
Serving the peaches
Lastly, you just need to assemble everything on a plate.
Start with the peaches, top them with a dollop of whipped cream, then sprinkle on the pistachios.
I garnished the peaches with fresh mint from my container garden. If you want to try your hand at growing herbs, mint is the one to test out first. It’s nearly impossible to kill and grows like crazy.
Alternatively, you could set out the ingredients and let your guests top their own grilled peaches with the honey whipped cream. Pecans would be delicious on top, too!
Can I make this without a grill?
If you aren’t using an outdoor grill, you can grill the peaches on an indoor grill pan.
Can I substitute another fruit?
Yes! This recipe would be really good with nectarines or apricots.
Can I make this ahead?
The peaches are best served right after grilling. You can make the whipped cream up to a few hours ahead of time, and put it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve it. You can also brush the peaches with canola oil ahead of time, so all that’s left to do is grill the peaches and assemble the dessert.
And while we’re talking peaches, this Peach Pie with Roasted Sugar is another summer favorite at our house.
Hope you enjoy this no-fuss summer dessert!
Grilled Peaches with Honey Whipped Cream
- 4 just-ripe peaches
- 1 tablespoon canola oil or vegetable oil
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon honey
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup salted peeled pistachios, chopped
- For garnish: fresh mint (optional)
- Preheat grill to medium heat.
- Cut the peaches into quarters and discard the pits. Brush the cut side of the peaches with canola oil.
- Place the peaches on the preheated grill on one of its flat sides that has just been cut (cut side down. Close the lid and grill for 2–3 minutes, or until grill marks appear.
- Flip the peaches to the other flat side (also cut side down) and grill for 1–2 more minutes, or until grill marks appear and the peaches have softened just slightly.
- Place the heavy cream in the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix on high until soft peaks form. Add the honey and vanilla extract, and beat just until combined.
- Place the grilled peaches on a serving platter. Top each peach quarter with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of chopped pistachios. Garnish with fresh mint, if desired.