Friday, June 13, 2014

Grilled Peach Melba Sundae {CLBN}


With summer almost here we are enjoying more ice cream and popsicles.  My boys love to site in the backyard and have a frozen treat.  Ice Cream Sundaes were a wonderful summer time treat for me when I was growing up.  My favourite was always vanilla ice cream topped with fudge sauce and some nuts.  I've never been one to stray from this traditional sundae.  Today I will be re-creating Canadian Living's July Cover Recipe which is a Grilled Peach Melba Sundae.  I was excited to try something different which used fruit that are in season right now.

This was a very quick and easy dessert to put together.  The raspberry sauce does not take long to make and can be made up to a week in advance.  I grilled the peaches on an indoor grill.  I think grilling on the barbecue would have added a more smokey flavour with the charcoal.

Raspberries are very popular with my youngest son.  After I had taken the picture, I was in the kitchen tidying up and I saw him walk by me with something hidden in his hands.  He had picked up the bowl of raspberries I used in the picture.  He sat down at the table to eat them with a very naughty smile on his face!

The rest of us are not as fond of raspberries as they are tart.  So I wasn't sure if the raspberry sauce for this sundae would go over well.  After taking the picture above, the boys and I had a taste.  Each element on its own was good but the way I had plated it, there was too much sauce for our liking.  A drizzle of the raspberry sauce over the ice cream would have been a better balance for us.  Our preference for a sauce to go with a sundae would be strawberry or chocolate.  We found the raspberry sauce to be too tart.  If you enjoy the flavour combination of sweet and tart, then I would suggest you give this recipe a try.  To get the recipe, head over to Canadian Living.  You can see how all the other Canadian Living bloggers made their Sundae here.

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Disclosure: The is a sponsored post for The Canadian Living Blogger Network.  All opinions are my own.

5 comments:

  1. Lovely photo! Did you paint the board? It looks great with the peaches, raspberries, and the sundae.
    I also have never eaten a sundae with a fruit topping. Now that you've introduced the idea, I bet it would be delicious with a variety of grilled fruit (maybe mangoes? yummy!)

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    1. Thanks....so does the board look whiter??? I told you it was looking yellowish and I think I figured out the problem. I was using my living room sheers to diffuse the light and they are cream coloured...so I think that colour was transferring. So this picture I didn't use the sheers and took the photo on the floor so I wouldn't get harsh light. Does it look different???

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    2. Yeah it looks much brighter! It looks great :)

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    3. Thanks...amazing how little things can make such a big difference.

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