Sweet summertime! Despite the back to school pictures that have begun flooding facebook, we are still in the season of summer. Usually by this time of year visions of college football and chili are dancing through my head, but honestly this summer has been quite nice and I’m not in any rush to see it go.
The girls are at great ages for fun and we’ve been filling our days with all sorts of activities. And then, there’s summer food. Does it get any better? Fresh produce, trip to the farmers market, dinners on the grill, and sweet treats on the back porch before the sun sets.
Fresh peaches will forever remind me of my Nannie’s house in Georgia, or “the farm” as we’ve always called it. Growing up we’d visit and always make a trip to the peach orchard. They had the juiciest, sweetest smelling peaches to choose from, and alongside them, homemade peach ice cream.
We’d always snack on a few straight from the orchard and bring plenty home with us to enjoy. One of my favorite peach dishes was cobbler. And it still is. My mom’s cobbler recipe, which she got from her mom, is simple to make and heavenly to eat. The crumbly, crisp topping over warm peaches with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream beside it is a combination that rivals even chocolate and peanut butter as the best possible combination.
Thanks to a recent BOGO sale at our local Publix, my freezer is stocked with plenty of Mayfield Creamery Ice Cream flavors, but for peach cobbler, it’s tough to beat a classic vanilla.
My partnership with Mayfield Creamery this summer has helped me celebrate the flavors of the season. Watching the girls light up at the same cobbler and vanilla ice cream I grew up eating makes my heart happy. Mayfield has been making delicious ice cream since 1923 using cream from their own dairy with no artificial growth hormones. After 94 years, they are refreshing their look but still sticking with the same great taste that families have come to know and love.
Mayfield Creamery is fanning out and expanding to new markets across the South and Southwest, offering a whole new generation of consumers the opportunity to savor the genuine southern homemade taste that has made them a beloved family tradition. Grab yourself a carton (using their store locator) and celebrate National Ice Cream Month with me!
Here in North Carolina, you can find their bright yellow cartons at Food Lion, Publix and Harris Teeter!
So before the peaches leave us, pick up a few and whip up this incredible peach cobbler with vanilla Mayfield ice cream for your family!
- 8 large peaches
- ½ cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup self-rising flour
- 1 egg
- 6 Tbsp butter
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Wash peaches, then slice and peel them. Layer them into a baking dish (I use this 11 inch roasting dish but a 9x13 Pyrex will work). Pour the ½ cup of water over the peaches.
- In a small mixing bowl, beat the egg, then add the sugar and flour. Mix well until mixture resembles a coarse meal. Spread evenly over the peaches.
- Melt 6 Tbsp of butter and pour over the peaches and topping as evenly as you can.
- Bake for 10 minutes (uncovered) and 400 degrees, then lower temperature to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 35-60 minutes until the peaches are bubbling and the top turns golden brown. The time will vary based on the size of your baking dish and depth of your peach layer.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes. Scoop into bowls and serve with Vanilla Mayfield Ice Cream.