The Definitive Peaches and Cream

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

There are many foods that define summer: corn on cob, root beer floats, watermelon, berries, heirloom tomatoes, fresh basil...! However I was surprised there were no recipes posted on this site for simple peaches and cream! Here's a quick dessert/snack/breakfast item sure to please young and old alike. No extra sugar was added in order to take advantage of and to appreciate the natural sweetness of the peaches. I like to use doughnut peaches (also known as 'saucer' and 'UFO' peaches) but any variety will work. If the skin really bothers you, go ahead and peel the peach-I understand. Nectarines are really delicious prepared this way, too!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 small doughnut peaches, unpeeled and sliced (*NO* canned peaches!)
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream (approximately-don't drown the peaches) or 3 tablespoons half-and-half (approximately-don't drown the peaches)
  • ground cinnamon, to garnish (or cardamom or freshly grated nutmeg)


  1. Slice up the peaches (I don't bother with peeling them.).
  2. Arrange in a bowl and pour heavy cream on the top and around the edges.
  3. If desired, sprinkle lightly with ground cinnamon (or freshly grated nutmeg or ground cardamom).
  4. Take a whiff then enjoy and savor summer and its bounty!
Most Helpful

5 5

This is something we had regularly when I was growing up. We put sugar instead of cinnamon. What a delicious and easy dessert. Made for Culinary Quest 2014.

5 5

Yep, 5 stars for Peaches and Cream! So simple, but the taste is sophisticated. I both made and ate this in about 5 minutes. You might think of it as "deconstructed peach Ice cream" and that makes it so much more than just fruit with milk! Thanks Cookgirl! Made for Cuinary Quest 2014

5 5

Simple and delicious, lovely and light. Creamy and dreamy. These simple peaches, dusted with cinnamon and drizzled in cream were wonder. It was so quick and easy to make. I can't wait to try this with Niagara Peaches. Mine weren't quite sweet enough. I will be making this again often. Thank you so much for sharing. Made for Culinary Quest.