- 4 peaches, nectarines, or both, peeled and sliced (I left some skin on)
- 2 tbsp water
- 2 tbsp cane sugar or Agave sweetener
- 2 tbsp Malibu liqueur or Grand Marnier (add water if you don't want to use alcohol)
- 1 tsp. ginger
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- dash nutmeg
- crushed ginger snaps or Barbara's Oatmeal Snackanimals (optional)
- chopped almonds and/or walnuts (optional)
This is honestly the easiest and most delicious recipe when you have extra fruit lying around. I just happened to have peaches and nectarines that were turning a little too mushy in my fruit bowl so I came up with this recipe. However, you can make a fresh fruit ice cream topping with any fruit you have on hand. I’ve also made strawberry, raspberry, and blueberry sauce to add a kick to my daily ice cream craving (I do buy frozen yogurt to make myself feel less guilty). You can pour this over your ice cream or frozen yogurt when it’s hot or even let it cool down if you don’t like your ice cream to melt (ahem Romain!). This would also be an amazing waffle or pancake topping and a lot more nutritious than fake syrup. The best part is you can use any ingredients you have on hand.
Combine peaches, nectarines, water, and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Let simmer for about 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally until the fruit begins to break down.
Add the liqueur and spices. Simmer for another 5 minutes with the lid on. Let cool to the temperature of your choice.
Pour over ice cream or frozen yogurt. Sprinkle with crushed cookies and nuts.
Cherish every bite because it will disappear quickly.
You’ll surprise yourself by the flavor combinations you can come up with just by combining your favorite fruits and spices!