If you remember a couple weeks ago, I wrote about how I typically consume milkshakes in place of meals. I realize this may not be the healthiest of choices, but I love milkshakes and I am just too full to enjoy them with meals or after meals most of the time. I posted a Chocolate Cherry Milkshake that I made one night as Little Miss Mixture and I had gone out to a late lunch and neither of us was that hungry, so we had a fun summer dinner – Milkshakes.
On occasion I am able to make one type of milkshake for everyone in the house, but many times there are a couple varieties or different flavors requested. This was one of those times. Little Miss Mixture wanted to try peach. I find peach milkshakes are really most enjoyable during the summer when the peaches are fresh. If you have been reading recently you know we went peach picking and have a lot of peaches on hand now. I have sliced and frozen a large amount of them. I think frozen peaches are great for making smoothies, but the flavor is not quite the same as a fresh peach in a true classic milkshake. Peach milkshakes are best in the middle to late summer when the freestone peaches are at their best and make it easiest to work with.
This milkshake is quintessential summer in the south and can be ready in five minutes. Why not make the most of the summer by enjoying fresh local fruit and ice cream. If you are like me in anyway a milkshake can just brighten your day. Try it!
Classic Peach Milkshake
6 oz. Vanilla Ice Cream
1 1/2 Fresh Peaches, pitted and sliced
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 c. Milk, optional
Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. If you prefer a thicker milkshake, puree the first 3 ingredients and then add milk to get desired consistency. If the peaches are really juicy no milk is needed to get a perfect thick peach shake. Pour into a glass and enjoy.