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.


  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!)

    1. 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 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???

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

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


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