Make a delicious super thick and smooth Peach Milkshake in just seconds using your home blender. Full of sweet summer flavor, this peach shake is perfect for peach lovers!
Peach shakes are a tasty frozen treat any time of the year but are extra delicious in the summer when juicy peaches are in season. This refreshing, and healthier, milkshake will satisfy every peach lovers craving for a sweet summer dessert!
It's made with just 3 easy ingredients- my little ones tell me it tastes like a Chick-fil-A copycat shake! And for a sweet, slightly savory milkshake make sure to check out this creamy coffee milkshake too.
I make my milkshakes using my Instant Ace Nova cooking blender and love how delicious they turn out. This blender has a special frozen dessert setting that keeps the ingredients cold. Milkshakes come out thick and creamy in about 30 seconds. But any blender can work to make a tasty shake, so don't worry if yours doesn't have this setting.
Why You'll Love This Peach Milkshake:
- It's made in just minutes!
- You can use fresh, canned or frozen peaches.
- It uses just 3 simple ingredients- ice cream, peaches, and milk!
- This recipe comes out thick, smooth, and creamy.
- Can we say it's healthier than milkshakes made with sugary syrups and added sugars? YES we can! (just remember you're still eating ice cream!)
Notes On Ingredients
This peach milkshake recipe is made with only:
- Peaches: frozen peaches will create a slightly thicker shake, while fresh and canned peaches will make a shake that's a little less thick. If using frozen peaches you may need to add a little more milk depending on how thick you like your milkshakes. There is no need to peel fresh peaches unless you'd like to. If left unpeeled, there may be tiny bits of peach floating in your shake.
- Ice cream: vanilla or vanilla bean ice cream is the best to use for peach shakes. Use very cold ice cream and make sure it's packed into the measuring cup when measuring.
- Milk: use cold milk and only a little bit to create a thick shake. You can use any dairy or non-dairy milk.
If you'd like to garnish your shake, these topping ideas make peach shakes extra delicious:
- Whipped cream
- Maraschino cherry
- An extra scoop of vanilla ice cream
- Fresh mint leaves
STEP 1: Add all ingredients to the blender in the order your blender suggests. If using the Instant Ace Blender add the tablespoon of milk first, then 1 ½ cups vanilla ice cream and 1 cup peaches.
STEP 2: Blend on high speed for 30 seconds. For the Instant Ace Blender, choose the "frozen dessert" option, but only blend for 30 seconds. Check milkshake's consistency and continue blending in 10 second increments if desired. If too thick, add a small amount of milk and if too thin, add a small amount of ice cream. If needed, use a spatula to push the ingredients down the side of the blender toward the blade.
Pour into a glass and serve immediately. Top with whipped cream, a cherry, fresh mint or a small scoop of extra ice cream if desired.
Recipe Tips and FAQs
- Don't overblend it. If you blend the shake for too long the ice cream will become more melted and lead to a runny milkshake instead of a thick one.
- Don't use too much milk. Start with just the amount of milk in the recipe and only add more a little at a time while blending, if the shake is too thick for you.
- Serve milkshakes immediately. If it sits out for just 10 minutes before being consumed, it will become watery.
- Use frozen peaches. If you're having trouble getting the thick and creamy consistency that makes milkshakes so wonderful, try freezing the peaches the night before making it.
- Measure your ice cream correctly. Pack the ice cream into the measuring cup to ensure you're using enough. The more ice cream, the better the milkshake!
To thicken your homemade milkshake add more very cold and frozen ice cream or use frozen peaches. Don't add more milk- this will thin out the shake.
Either fresh or frozen peaches work in this recipe. I use canned or fresh sliced peaches most of the time so this recipe is written with that in mind. See the notes in the recipe card for small changes in ingredient amounts when using frozen peaches.
You do not need to peel your fresh peaches unless you want to. A good blender will blend the skins right into the fruit and ice cream so you probably won't even notice that they're there. But, if you'd like the smoothest milkshake possible, remove the skin so there aren't any peaches of noticeable peach skin in the shake.
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 ½ cup ice cream
- 1 cup peaches fresh (see notes for frozen)
- Add all ingredients to the blender in the order your blender suggests. If using the Instant Ace Blender add the milk first, then ice cream and peaches.
- Blend on high speed for 30 seconds. For the Instant Ace Blender, choose the "frozen dessert" option, but only blend for 30 seconds. Check milkshake's consistency and continue blending in 10 second increments if desired. If too thick, add a small amount of milk and if too thin, add a small amount of ice cream. If needed, use a spatula to push the ingredients down the side of the blender toward the blade.
- Pour into a glass and serve immediately. Top with whipped cream, a cherry, fresh mint or a small scoop of extra ice cream if desired.