Sweet summertime.


Credit: Jennifer Causey; Food Styling: Loren Wood; Prop Styling: Christine Keely

Recipe Summary

15 mins
15 mins

One taste of this Peach Milkshake recipe and you'll be ready to play a little Ella Fitzgerald and call the girlfriends over for some porch sitting and sipping on this delightful, rivals-Chik-fil-A-concoction. Yes, you read that right. This Peach Milkshake might just rival Chik-fil-A's beloved item. The key ingredient is fresh summer peaches picked up from the farmer's market on a bright Saturday morning. When selecting the juicy fruit, be sure that the flesh is soft but not too mushy, and that it gives a little when you gently squeeze it. When peeling the fruit, our Test Kitchen recommends a serrated peeler for the job, but you can get away with a traditional one if needed. If you don't have access to fresh peaches or are in a pinch, frozen ones will do. Simply macerate frozen peaches in lemon juice and a little sugar before blending. After you've whipped up the milkshake, top it off with a mile-high squirt of whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce, if desired.


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Peel and pit peaches. Puree peaches and ¼ cup of the milk in a blender on high until smooth, about 1 minute.

  • Add ice cream and remaining ½ cup milk to blender. Pulse until mostly smooth, about 10 (1-second) pulses, adding more milk, if needed, until desired consistency is reached.

  • Pour into 2 glasses; top with whipped cream and caramel sauce, if desired. Serve immediately.