This fresh peach milkshake is such an easy and delicious dessert. It’s easy to make, with simple ingredients, and tastes just like Chick-Fil-A! Not you can have this creamy, frosty dessert at home!
Last summer we got probably 500 peaches on our small peach tree, and I made my way through dozens of different peach recipes trying to make the best to share with you. If it’s peach season and you bought a box, or have a tree in your own yard too – you should also try my other peach favorites. Try our peach ice cream recipe, peach cobbler egg rolls, or our peach custard pie.
This best peach milkshake is such a great one to add to the mix, because it’s only 4 ingredients, and blends up in just a few minutes. Perfect to satisfy that sweet tooth any time of the day!
This milkshake is a delightful fusion of fresh peaches and vanilla ice cream, giving it a perfect peaches and cream flavor in every sip. It’s best made in the summer months with fresh summer peaches, for the perfect summer treat.
This copycat Chick Fil A peach milkshake tastes just like the popular milkshake you’d get from Chick-Fil-A, but now you can make this seasonal treat in the comfort of your own home, and even make it any time of the year.
This is a quick overview of the ingredients you’ll need for this Peach Milkshake Recipe. Specific measurements and full recipe instructions are in the printable recipe card below.
- Vanilla ice cream – grab your favorite brand from the store, it adds a great creaminess and flavor
- Peaches – I use fresh peaches when I can, but when they aren’t available frozen work great too. Frozen peaches will also give you a thicker milkshake.
- Milk – use whole milk if you can to give you the creamiest shake
- Vanilla Extract – Adds a pop of vanilla flavor
- Fresh Whipped Cream – Add a dollop on top for extra creaminess
- Maraschino Cherries – a classic milkshake topping, but skip it if you don’t like them
How to make a Peach Milkshake?
This is the easiest recipe there is and comes together in less than 5 minutes.
- Add your ice cream, fresh peach slices, a little milk, and vanilla extract to the blender and blend until the mixture is smooth and reaches your desired consistency. If you want to have chunks of peaches in your milkshake, add an extra 1/2 cup of diced peaches and lightly pulse so the pieces don’t completely mix in.
- Pour the milkshake into 2 separate glasses. Top each with whipped cream, and a maraschino cherry if desired.
Tips and Tricks:
- If you can use fresh, ripe peaches – I recommend it. The key to a delicious peach milkshake is ripe, sweet peaches.
- Start with the smallest amount of milk you can to get the milkshake to mix, then add a little more at a time until you reach your desired consistency. If your peaches are extra fresh and juicy you may need less milk.
- I recommend blending just until your milkshake is blended enough to drink. The longer you blend your milkshake will get thinner and frothier.
- If you want a thicker milkshake add less milk, or none at all if you have juicy peaches and your blender can handle it. Or you can use frozen peaches instead of fresh.
- Dairy Free. Try swapping out the ice cream and milk for dairy free versions to make a vegan-friendly peach milkshake. The results will probably be slightly thinner.
- Frozen Peaches. If fresh peaches are out of season, feel free to use frozen peaches instead. You may need a little extra milk to get the mixture blending.
- Berries. Try adding in 1 cup of fresh raspberries or strawberries to the peaches for a fun flavor.
- Caramel. Add a squirt or two of caramel to the blender before blending. Then drizzle a little more on top of the whipped cream.
- Sweetner. Add 1 Tablespoon of granulated sugar, brown sugar, honey, or maple syrup if you’d like your milkshake to be a little sweeter.
This is a recipe that is best made fresh. It can store in the freezer for about an hour if needed, then stir it up again right before serving. This is such a quick and easy recipe I recommend making it fresh.
You can pre-slice the peaches and keep them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days if needed.
Can I use canned peaches?
I recommend using fresh, or frozen peaches over canned peaches. But if canned peaches are all you have on hand, then you can use what you have. The milkshake won’t have the same flavor as a fresh peach milkshake.
Can I double this recipe?
If you are serving more than 2 people you can easily double this recipe. You may even be able to triple the recipe depending on the size of your blender. I recommend blending for a few seconds, then scraping down the sides of the blender and pushing the fruit and ice cream into the blades to prevent the milkshake from over mixing.
On a hot summer day, there isn’t much that beats fresh peach shakes. It’s like a sip of heaven. This sweet and creamy dessert is the perfect dessert with the flavor of summer!
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- 2.5 cups vanilla ice cream (about 5-6 scoops)
- 2 cups sliced fresh peaches (can substitute frozen)
- 1/4 cup whole milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup whipped cream (optional)
- 2 maraschino cherries (optional)
- Add the ice cream, peach slices, vanilla extract and half of the milk to the blender.
- Blend on medium until the milkshake starts to blend. Add a little more milk, 1 TBS at a time as needed until the milkshake has reached your desired consistency, blend until just combined.
- Pour the mixture into 2 tall glasses.
- Dollop each glass with whipped cream and a cherry if desired.