A healthy recipe for a dessert as discussed on Channel 7's Today Tonight television program.
10 December 2007 | Updated 14 October 2011
Serves 6 people as a dessert.
100 g sugar
1 vanilla bean split lengthwise (or 2 teaspoon vanilla essence),
400 mL water
3 ripe peaches, unblemished
250 g raspberries or strawberries
6 scoops of low-fat, vanilla ice-cream
- 12 small mint leaves.
Bring sugar, vanilla bean and water to boil in a small saucepan, stirring.
Poach the peaches for 10 minutes or until tender then remove.
Boil the syrup until reduced by half (approx 5 minutes). Set aside to cool.
Peel the peaches, cut in half, remove the stone and allow to cool.
Blend the berries in a blender.
Add some of the reserved syrup to achieve a flowing consistency.
Push the puree through a fine sieve and chill.
To serve, using an ice cream scoop make 6 round ice cream balls.
Place each ice cream ball on a shallow dessert plate, place a peach half cut-side down on top and drizzle the berry puree over the top.
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