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Peaches and Cream

Experience the taste of summer with this delightful Peaches and Cream dessert. Sweet ripe peaches meet their perfect match with a dollop of homemade whipped cream. A treat that’s as simple as it is delicious!

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4


  • Fresh Peaches
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Powdered Sugar (optional)
  • Vanilla bean paste (amount as per taste)


  1. Prepare the Peaches: Slice the peaches into wedges or bite-sized pieces. Place them in a medium bowl.
  2. Macerate the Peaches: Mix in granulated sugar and vanilla bean paste. Stir until well combined. Cover and let sit for 10-15 minutes. This allows the peaches to become syrupy as the sugar dissolves.
  3. Prepare the Whipped Cream: In a large bowl, pour in the cream. If you want a sweeter touch, add some powdered sugar. Using a hand mixer, beat the cream until it forms very soft peaks.
  4. Serve: Divide the peaches and their syrup among 4 dishes or short cups. Top each generously with the whipped cream. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Tips and Tricks:

  • Ripening Peaches: Place peaches in a paper bag to ripen them faster. For even quicker results, add a banana to the bag.
  • Using Canned Peaches: If fresh peaches aren’t available, canned peaches are a great alternative. Just reduce or skip the granulated sugar.
  • Sweetness Adjustments: Adapt sugar according to your peaches’ sweetness. Add lemon juice to enhance the flavor of less sweet peaches.
  • For the Cream: Make sure not to overbeat the cream. The ideal texture should be soft peaks for a luscious combo with the peaches.
  • Spice it Up: Introduce spices like cinnamon or nutmeg for an added flavor kick.
  • A Quick Alternative: Replace whipped cream with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a quick variation.


  • Macerated Peaches: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Best consumed within a day.
  • Whipped Cream: If preparing in advance, stabilize the whipped cream using instant vanilla pudding powder in place of powdered sugar.

Enjoy this epitome of a summertime dessert, bringing together the lushness of ripe peaches with the softness of whipped cream. It’s a love story in a bowl!

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