Vanilla Ice Cream with Peach Syrup

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 15 min (includes macerating time)
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 12 servings
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2 peaches, pitted and chopped

2 cups sugar 

Vanilla ice cream, for serving

12 whole basil leaves, cut into a chiffonade 


  1. Place the chopped peaches in a bowl or mason jar and set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the sugar and 2 cups of water. Stir to combine. Turn the heat to medium high and boil until the syrup becomes thicker but is not yet starting to turn color, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and pour the syrup over the chopped peaches. Allow to sit at room temperature for 1 hour (or you can chill in the fridge).
  3. To serve, spoon the peach syrup over the vanilla ice cream and sprinkle with the basil.