Literally as simple as putting together peaches and cream this no-bake dessert is one that you will love for its simplicity. Enjoy this popular 90’s restaurant dessert, an under-10-minute dessert that can feed a crowd.
When it comes to any fruit, the simplest way appeals to the lazy me. Mostly it is cut and eaten. Otherwise, do something simple with it like add it to a salad. This is exactly what I plan with the first batch of peaches I have hauled. Once the first two or three peaches satisfy my appetite, I need to determine the future for the rest of them. The dessert that easily comes to my mind is peaches and cream.
Choosing the peaches
That perfectly ripened peach is an absolute must for this dessert as it relies on the lovely flavour of the peaches. Look for the round peaches as the tree-ripened ones tend to go round. Smell them! The aroma of that fruit permeates through the soft skin. Then, gently press them. If the fruit yields gently it is ready and juicy.
For this dessert, you can choose white or yellow peaches. yellow peaches give a classic look, that’s all. Flavour wise they are the same.
How to remove the pit from a peach?
There is a line running along the side of the peach. Cut the peach along this line. Now you have a cut to separate them into two halves. Twist one-half and gently pull it away from the other. That one-half separate. Now, wiggle the seed to loosen it. Pull it away from the other half. Remember not to squeeze the flesh much as the fruit is easily bruised.
Ingredients to make this peach dessert
The basic recipe for peaches and cream needs only 2 ingredients. However, this doesn’t do justice to the popular 90’s restaurant dessert. Hence here is my version
Peaches – Once you have chosen and pitted the peaches, slice them or dice them.
Sugar- unrefined sugar works perfectly fine in this case. It is only to keep the pears juicy while you get on further and prevent excessive browning.
Lemon zest-Thi is a small twist that adds a lot of freshness to the dish. As the cream can be pretty heavy the lemon zest helps to lighten the flavour.
Cream- Pouring cream is ideal in this recipe. We are not looking for soft whipped peaks, so no whipping cream is needed. If you want to cut down a bit the calories, try light cream or low-fat cream.
Vanilla- Scrape out a few bits from a vanilla pod and add to the cream. Without te addition of any sugar this gives the simple dessert a fantastic fragrance.
Peaches and cream
- mixing bowls and spoons.
- 2 medium peaches
- 1/4 tsp lemon zest
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- 1 cup heavy cream
- few vanilla scrapings
- Wash and slice the peach into pieces.
- Add it to your mixing bowl and sprinkle the sugar and lemon zest.
- Mix well and set it aside.
- Mix the vanilla scrapings into the heavy cream and mix well.
- Keep chilled.
- Scoop the peaches into a glass and top with the cream.
- Serve immedietly.
Making it healthier
Honestly, this dessert is not for you if you are looking for a healthy dessert. I would rather dunk the fruit in chocolate tofu dip to keep it cleaner and simpler.
This is certainly an easy dessert to put together for a crowd. However, you cannot prepare and assemble this dish much in advance. Here is what you can do the previous day.
Prep the glasses ahead.
Cut the peaches, and mix in the sugar and zest. Keep them covered in the fridge.
Whip the cream with vanilla, slightly so you have a pouring consistency. Keep this covered in the fridge.
Once these are set it is as simple as spooning the fruit and cream into the individual glasses.
What other fruit can I try with the cream?
Given an opportunity, I wouldn’t hesitate to make the cream combo with strawberries, mango, grapes, bananas, melons etc. You can also mix a combination of fruits in this vanilla cream.
Hope you have a collection of recipes like this that hardly takes a few minutes but satisfies a crowd really well. In our attempt, the fruit salad with honey dressing and the peaches with cream are my top picks to share on a barbeque day. Let us know in the comments how we are doing with this blog. As usual, leave us a rating on the start system with 5 stars if you like this recipe. Don’t forget to subscribe or connect with us through Instagram or Facebook.
For now, enjoy the sun and the sunny peach season.
How fresh and lovely do these look! Can’t wait to make this simple dessert after our next heavy dinner.
Peaches are my fav. Perfect summer dessert. Looks delicious!
I added raspberries, so yummy!
Oh yum! Such a wonderful no-bake dessert. The flavors sound amazing and I love how it comes together in only 10 minutes.