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Peach Melba recipe

Peach Melba is an iconic dish made with peaches and raspberry sauce on Ice-cream. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand's recipe finder.



  • 1 tin peaches (825g), drained
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup castor sugar
  • 300g frozen raspberries
  • Ice cream to serve
  • 20g frozen raspberries ( for garnish)


In a small saucepan, add the peaches, vanilla, sugar and water.

Bring to the boil and cook for 2 minutes. Pour into a bowl to cool.

Using 1 cup of syrup from the peaches in a saucpan, add the raspberries and heat until warm.

Blend raspberry mix together and pour through a sieve to remove seeds.

To assemble, ladle peaches over ice-cream, drizzle with raspberry sauce and garnish with reserved raspberries.


  • This is worth going to the extra trouble for. My husband and children all asked for seconds.
  • Of course you can poach fresh peaches for this. Just cut a cross slit at the base of each peach and poach in the sugar/vanilla syrup for 5 minutes, remove and peel the skin off.
  • It is preferable to use a vanilla bean instead of extract in this recipe but it can sometimes be a tad expensive.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.