What better way to celebrate the warm days of summer than with a sundae party? Although there’s nothing wrong with a classic hot fudge sundae and a cherry on top, we think you should absolutely take advantage of fresh summer fruit in season come sundae time. For late summer months of July and August, that’s peaches, so this Peach Shortcake Ice Cream Sundae is the perfect solution for a seasonal sundae soiree.
A shortcake for long days
These shortcakes are best served the day they’re made. If you need to make them ahead of time, cut out the biscuits then freeze them, unbaked, until ready to eat. Shortly before serving, bake them fresh in the oven.
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The perfect peach
When making a sundae, you need a sauce on top, of course. When you cook fresh peaches, they release their juices, and when cooked long enough, those juices become a simple and easy sauce.
The trick to making a great sauce is using good ripe peaches. So here are some tips on choosing peaches with the perfect ripeness:
- Check for color: Peaches should look vibrant with no green tones.
- Check for ripeness: Gently squeeze the shoulders and stem areas. Ripe peaches should start to give without being too firm or too soft.
If all you can find are peaches that are a little too firm and not quite ripe, don’t worry, you can speed up ripening by placing them in a paper bag on the counter at room temperature. Check at least every 24 hours to monitor their ripening.
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Enjoy this summertime favorite during peak season.
Layering the sundae
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Dreamy, cool, & creamy.
About Homemade In The Kitchen
Article, recipes and images provided by Carla Cardello. Carla is the recipe developer and food photographer behind the food blog Homemade In The Kitchen, where she writes about small batch recipes and recipes for two. She currently lives in Pittsburgh, PA, where she was born and raised.