This deliciously sweet peach milkshake is just what your end-of-summer ordered. Tastes like an ice cream shake but it’s made from frozen fruit! You guys know how much I hate to see summer go. So I’m getting in all the end-of-summer eating that I can, and my summer eats bucket list included a peach milkshake. I loved milkshakes back in the day! And if I ever had a peach milkshake, I don’t remember it.
For sure, I will never forget this peach milkshake. It was sweet, thick and ripe with peachy flavor, and refreshing in every way. I loved sipping its cool, sweet peachiness, and when I was done I felt bright and energized and totally satisfied. Not surprising, since I mostly made it out of frozen bananas and fresh peaches. That’s one healthy drank.
If I have to say goodbye to summer, and I do, this was the drink to do it with. I’m glad I got my peach milkshake in. It was seriously one of the most delicious treats I’ve had all summer, and my summer has been blessed with many delicious treats. The sun is setting on peaches for the year. Seriously, get out there and enjoy some while you still can! Whip ’em into a milkshake, jam a straw in there and slurp defiantly. The breeze may have a cool edge to it, the leaves may be starting to turn, but you’ll have that peach milkshake – summer in a glass. And for the 10 minutes or so the shake lasts, you’ll be floating around in creamy, dreamy, peachy summer heaven. Thinking of those back in the day shake experiences, some part of me was expecting to feel slightly crappy and exhausted after my shake was slurped. I mean, this tastes just like an ice cream shake, except cleaner and crisper. But no. Quite the opposite. I felt full and recharged and brimming with energy, and went on to have a productive afternoon and a great session on the treadmill. Fruit, no matter how much it tastes like ice cream, is still fruit. And that’s awesome. So here’s what’s in it: a large frozen banana, two soft, ripe peaches, the juice of half an orange and a spoonful of maple syrup. That’s it! Banana nice cream with peaches and stuff in it. Don’t freeze the peaches, cause they make it slurpy. Also, don’t peel them. Leave those skins right on! They’re a great source of fiber and help the shake have a pretty peachy color.
Once you have a slurp, you won’t be able to put it down. Which is a good thing, because if you put it down and wander off for a while and the bananas start to thaw, you’re coming back to a glass of banana-peach puree. Tasty in its own way, but not the delightful peach milkshake you signed up for. If you do feel the need to wander off from your shake, pop it into the freezer so it keeps that luscious ice cream taste and texture.
Serves 1 shake
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End your summer with a sweet, creamy peach milkshake. It's all-fruit healthy, easy to make and slurpably delicious!
- 1 large (or 2 small) bananas, chopped into chunks and frozen
- 2 ripe peaches, pitted and chopped
- the juice of 1/2 orange
- 1 Tbs maple syrup (or your favorite sweetener)
- Freeze the banana at least 2 hours, or overnight.
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor or power blender. Process a few minutes, until silky smooth. Enjoy your fresh peach milkshake right away.
This summer I’ve been blessed with lots of peach and nice cream deliciousness, but this is the first time they’ve happened simultaneously. Earlier I made a peach ice cream with coconut milk…SO good!…and nice cream Blizzards, also SO good!. Here they are if you want to check them out.
No Churn Homemade Peach Ice Cream (v, gf, paleo, clean, raw, awesome)
Nice Cream Blizzards with Easy Homemade Candy Bars (also v, gf, paleo, clean, raw, awesome)
Weirdly enough, I’m doing something this weekend! I know, right?? Graeme’s parents are hosting a voyage to Cleveland (gasp!) for us all to see The Book of Mormon. If it’s anything like as funny as the South Park episode was, we’re in for a great time! ~Gin