Homemade Peach Milkshake

Peach Milk Shake
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  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 3 glasses (3 servings)

Why wait until you are at a diner to order a milkshake? They are easy to make at home with ice cream, milk, and your favorite flavors. Although we may automatically think of chocolate or vanilla, fresh fruit makes for a tasty milkshake. This homemade peach milkshake recipe captures the flavor of summer in a tall glass.

This easy milkshake recipe makes two large shakes—if you are kind enough to want to share. However, it is an easy recipe to cut in half if you just want to make a quick shake for yourself. One of the biggest perks of making your own desserts at home is that you can change it up to add your own twist or only make as much as you need.​

Ingredients

  • 2 ​peaches
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup milk

Steps to Make It

  1. Slice the peaches into large chunks, removing the pit and the peel.

  2. Puree the peaches in a blender until they are completely smooth.

  3. Add the ice cream and milk to the blender and mix to combine.

  4. Check the consistency to see if the shake needs any more milk or ice cream to achieve your ideal texture.

  5. Pour the milkshake into two chilled glasses, serve, and enjoy.

Recipe Tips

Pureeing the peaches first means you won't end up with chunks in your finished milkshake. This way, the fruit will blend in nicely and make for a smooth milkshake.

This is a great recipe for using up overripe fruit. When your peaches are getting a little too soft to be eaten as is, it's the perfect time to puree them up for a shake. As a bonus, using very ripe fruit means that you won’t have to add any other sweeteners to this recipe. A good quality vanilla ice cream and two sweet peaches will provide plenty of sugar for the shakes.

Frozen peaches will work just as well as fresh in this recipe. Thaw the fruit first, or else your milkshake will end up too thick to drink (although that means it is basically peach ice cream, which isn't bad either).

You may not think about putting a grilled fruit in a milkshake, but peaches take on a whole new flavor when you grill them. If you’re grilling dinner, cut your peaches in half and toss them on the grill until they get good marks. The cooking process will bring out the sweetness of the fruit and give it an additional hint of smoke. Let the peaches cool and continue with the recipe.

For a bit of added decadence, top the milkshake with a dollop of whipped cream and a slice of fresh peach. A sprig of mint is also a nice, summery touch.

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