Strawberry Peach Melba

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


4 servings

Updated: Feb. 15, 2022
I get "oohs" and "aahs" when setting out this cool, fruity dessert. It combines my three all-time favorites-peaches, strawberries and ice cream. It's so simple I can assemble it for company after we all finish the main course.


  • 3 cups fresh or frozen whole strawberries
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 slices or scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1 can (15 ounces) sliced peaches, drained
  • Whipped topping


  1. In a large saucepan, mash strawberries; add sugar, water and lemon juice. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil. Combine the cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into the strawberry mixture. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla.
  2. Strain to remove the pulp. Place the pan in an ice-water bath to cool, stirring occasionally. Serve strawberry sauce over ice cream; top with peaches and whipped topping.

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