Vanilla Peaches in Rosé

A sugary rosé syrup makes this decadent dessert sing with fruity flavors of stone fruit and herbal notes of anise and vanilla bean.

Vanilla Peaches in Rosé
Photo: Victor Protasio
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
8 serves

You won't be able to get enough of these sugary, sweet peaches so go ahead and make a big batch. Rosé, sugar, vanilla bean, and anise are blended together and then poured over ripe peaches. You can also use other stone fruits like nectarines or apricots. Once you've let them soak up the delicious flavors, you can serve them over vanilla ice cream for a decadent dessert. Have extra syrup? Shake it up with vodka or rum for an easy, restaurant-worthy cocktail.


  • 8 firm ripe peaches, apricots, or nec- tarines (about 3½ lb.), halved and pitted

  • 1 (750-ml) bottle dry rosé

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise

  • 3 whole star anise (optional)

  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving 


  1. Arrange peaches in a 13- by-9-inch baking dish. Combine rosé and sugar in a medium pot. Scrape seeds from vanilla bean and add seeds, bean, and star anise to pot. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved, 5 to 7 minutes. Pour rosé syrup over fruit and let macerate, uncovered, at room temperature for 2 hours or refrigerate overnight.

  2. Serve peaches with ice cream, with rosé syrup spooned over top.

    Vanilla Peaches in Rosé
    Knew party trick alert: use your grill like a stove to simmer up a flavorful syrup to soak your favorite summer fruit. Try peaches, apricots, nectarines or berries (or a combination!). If you can’t find vanilla bean a splash of pure vanilla extract will do. Jus don’t skip the vanilla ice cream. Got extra syrup? Shake it up with vodka or rum and ice for an easy cocktail. Get the recipe:Vanilla Peaches in Rosé. Victor Protasio

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

236 Calories
1g Fat
46g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 236
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Total Sugars 44g
Protein 2g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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