|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 17g||21%|
|Saturated Fat 10g||49%|
|Total Carbohydrate 67g||25%|
|Dietary Fiber 6g||22%|
|Total Sugars 60g|
|Vitamin C 24mg||120%|
|*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.|
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, and it 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.
2 large peaches
2 cups vanilla ice cream, more to taste
1/2 cup milk, more to taste
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Slice the peaches into large chunks, removing the pit and the peel.
Puree the peaches in a blender until they are completely smooth.
Add the ice cream and milk to the blender. Puree to combine. Check the consistency to see if the shake needs more ice cream or milk to achieve your ideal texture.
Pour the milkshake into 2 chilled glasses to serve.
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.