Bourbon Fried Peaches with Ice Cream

Fresh and juicy Bourbon Fried Peaches with Ice Cream is the most luxurious fruit dessert out there! |

Bourbon Fried Peaches with Ice Cream is a perfect way to close out the summer season, and I just had to share it before I move on to apples, pumpkin, and all that other good fall stuff. 

Bourbon Fried Peaches with Ice Cream ~ this super easy and super luscious dessert is the perfect way to close out the summer season --- and be sure to freeze some fresh peaches so you can enjoy it all year long! |

Fried peaches is a Southern conceit, and in Georgia, where they grow more peaches than they know what to do with, they grill, roast, stir fry, pan fry, and even deep fry them. Oh my. These bourbon fried peaches takes just a few minutes to throw together and you’ll get a HUGE payoff — this is Dessert with a capital D.

Fresh and juicy Bourbon Fried Peaches with Ice Cream is the most luxurious fruit dessert out there! |

Whip out your handy serrated peeler and peel up a few ripe peaches. Then get some butter sizzling in your cast iron skillet, and throw in the peaches. Douse them with a shot of good bourbon or whiskey, and a touch of brown sugar, and let them bubble away for a few minutes. If you zoom in close you can see flecks of vanilla bean in there too. The vanilla goes so well with the bourbon, the hot peaches, and the cold ice cream, this dessert is everything.

Bourbon Fried Peaches with Ice Cream is the ultimate summer dessert! |

There is something so irresistible about warm fruit with ice cream, and it doesn’t have to be complicated — when you’re short on time, this is just as good as a pie or crumble.

TIP: You can freeze summer peaches to make this later…just peel and slice the peaches, then lay them out on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and put in the freezer until the peaches are frozen solid. Then pack them in zip lock freezer bags and squeeze out the excess air before zipping them up.


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3.67 from 12 votes

Bourbon Fried Peaches with Ice Cream

Bourbon Fried Peaches with Ice Cream ~ this super easy and super luscious dessert is the perfect way to close out the summer season.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Yield 4 -6 servings
Author Sue Moran


  • 4-7 peaches
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Bourbon
  • seeds of 1 vanilla bean or 2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • vanilla ice cream for serving


  • Peel the peaches. I like to use my peeler with a serrated edge, it cuts right through soft fruits and veggies like peaches. Slice the peaches.
  • Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat and then add the peaches, lemon juice, sugar, bourbon, and vanilla. Bring everything to a boil and let it bubble away for about 5 minutes, tops. Just enough to slightly thicken the sauce and soften the peaches.
  • Serve the peaches in individual bowls topped with vanilla ice cream.

Cook's notes

My delicious peaches came from Washington State, and I'm honored to be a part of their Canbassador program again this year.
The nutritional information for recipes on this site is provided as a courtesy and although tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.


  • Nectarines work great like this, too, and probably any other stone fruit.
  • Try Amaretto in place of the bourbon.
  • Add some chopped toasted pecans on top if you like.
  • Use water for a non-alcoholic version.


don’t forget to pin it!

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Also try my Roasted Plums with Ice Cream ~

Roasted Plums with Vanilla and Bourbon




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  • Reply
    Laura | Tutti Dolci
    September 6, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    You had me at bourbon! 😉 This is the perfect way to keep summer going a little longer!

  • Reply
    September 3, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    Butter? How much please

    • Reply
      September 3, 2016 at 7:15 pm

      It’s 2 tablespoons, unsalted.

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    Kate @ Framed Cooks
    September 1, 2016 at 9:26 am

    I love every single word in the title of this recipe! And thanks for the reminder that yes, we can and should freeze some of this summer bounty to cheer us up in the winter – yum!

    • Reply
      September 1, 2016 at 9:36 am

      Lol, I know, the title really says it all 🙂

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    Jean |
    September 1, 2016 at 9:06 am

    Sue, I love peaches any which at all. Not a real bourbon fan, but peaches could make it palatable! 😀

    • Reply
      September 1, 2016 at 9:37 am

      Try Amaretto Jean <3

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    Karen @ Seasonal Cravings
    September 1, 2016 at 3:37 am

    Oh my goodness this looks so delicious! What a great way to celebrate the end of summer!

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    Chris Scheuer
    August 31, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    This is brilliant and so simple. And as much as I love crumbles and cobblers, this is so much healthier. Peaches are still plentiful here so this will be on my list!

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    August 31, 2016 at 10:51 am

    There is nothing like a simple fruit dessert, especially one with bourbon! And ice cream, oh my this is a beautiful treat! Love the vanilla beans … I can taste it now 🙂 Sharing and pinning!

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    August 31, 2016 at 10:36 am

    I try very hard to stay away from desserts, but when were at the Outer Banks in NC we end up drinking peach daiquiris, and now I’m sure I’ll have to make and share this dessert. Or, I just read the comment from Medeja, and yes, I could do them with either pancakes or yogurt, or french toast, or ???… NC is the only place I can get good peaches, usually; can’t get them at home. So this will have to wait until next summer.

    • Reply
      August 31, 2016 at 11:00 am

      I’ve had NC peaches, while visiting my Dad in Cashiers, and I agree, they are amazing. Hope you give this a try Susan.

  • Reply
    August 31, 2016 at 9:17 am

    Such a wonderful end to summer! This looks incredible. I love those flecks of vanilla.

  • Reply
    August 31, 2016 at 9:09 am

    WOW, I am drooling for sure over this recipe! Peaches are my favorite! Toss in some adult goodness and they are even better!

    • Reply
      August 31, 2016 at 9:52 am


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    Tracy | Baking Mischief
    August 31, 2016 at 8:53 am

    Yeeeees! I am so all about this. Warm fruit and melty ice cream is the best thing about summer in my book. Pinning to try before fall gets here!

    • Reply
      August 31, 2016 at 8:58 am

      I love this so much I’ll do it with pears when fall arrives.

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    Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
    August 31, 2016 at 8:38 am

    I am loving peaches at the moment, but sadly I can’t drink for a while. But I bet they are amazing with bourbon.

    • Reply
      August 31, 2016 at 8:58 am

      You know, I think the alcohol burns off, if that helps, Danii!

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    [email protected]'s Recipes
    August 31, 2016 at 8:38 am

    What a divine peach recipe! I Seriously…they are so good prepared with real vanilla.

    • Reply
      August 31, 2016 at 9:03 am

      I know…vanilla beans are just magical.

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    John/Kitchen Riffs
    August 31, 2016 at 8:00 am

    Peaches and bourbon is a great combo! Love it. And love this recipe — SO good. You’ve outdone yourself — which is pretty darn hard to do! Thanks.

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    Christine | Vermilion Roots
    August 31, 2016 at 7:53 am

    I don’t want peach season to end but I can’t wait for apple season! 🙂

    • Reply
      August 31, 2016 at 8:09 am

      I agree, and why couldn’t we do bourbon fried apples? Just sayin’…

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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    August 31, 2016 at 7:42 am

    Oh yes! I’m still loving fresh peaches and this is another great way to enjoy them 🙂

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    August 31, 2016 at 3:54 am

    Oh yes! These peaches would be great with pancakes or yogurt..Yummy!

    • Reply
      August 31, 2016 at 7:19 am

      So funny you should say that because my husband was angling for me to put them over waffles…what a way to wake up 🙂

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