Capture the flavor of summer in our copycat Chick-fil-A peach milkshake. It's a seasonal treat that's too good to pass up, and is perfect for sipping on this summer. Round up the kids to help make this super easy dessert drink. If you love peaches, you'll look forward to having this creamy and delicious shake each peach season!
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Chick-fil-A uses their signature Icedream vanilla ice cream for this shake, along with fresh summer peaches. That why this drink is only available for a limited time.
- Vanilla ice cream: Use good quality ice cream with a strong vanilla flavor. (Breyer's French vanilla, Blue Bunny's vanilla bean, or Jeni's honey vanilla bean are good choices in the U.S.)
- Peaches: Use fresh, ripe peaches that have been peeled and pitted. Keep the peels and puree them for added flavor. Chop some peaches up extra small and stir them in at the end to give extra texture and flavor to the shake. (Use fresh Georgia peaches, if you can.)
- Peach Nectar: Use this instead of milk for added peach flavor. We can find this (Goya or Jumex brand) at our local super Walmart or Publix.
- Turmeric: Use this spice for added color. It's totally optional if you don't have any in your pantry.
The 2021 release date is Monday, June 14. Last year, this drink showed up at restaurants nationwide on June 29, 2020, and on May 27 in 2019. This is a seasonal item and will only be available for the summer months when peaches are at their best. It is a fan favorite, and having it available for a limited time only adds to its popularity.
In 2021, Chick-fil-A charges $3.95 plus tax for a small shake, which is 12 fl oz (350g). This size is the only choice they sell this summer; they no longer sell large shakes. You can see how quickly the price of some shakes can add up if you ordered 4 or more shakes for your family at the drive thru.
Chick-fil-A's large peach milkshake (425g) with no garnish has 590 calories, 101g carbs, and 88g sugar. In comparison, for a serving size of 14 ounces (432g) and no garnish, our milkshake recipe has 522 calories, 71.7g carbs, and 62.1g sugar. For more nutritional information, scroll to the end of the recipe card.
Their milkshake has a strong vanilla and peach flavor without being too sweet. It's thick and has small chunks of peach throughout. You can get the shake topped with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry, which makes it even better.
How to Make
Gather all the ingredients: good quality vanilla bean ice cream, fresh peaches that have been peeled and chopped, pureed peach peels, peach nectar, and the optional turmeric for color.
Keep the fresh peach peels and puree them for extra flavor. Add some peach nectar to help the blender blend it easily and to boost the flavor.
To make one 15 ounce shake, use ⅔ cup of the pureed peach peels, 4 scoops of ice cream, and 2 tablespoons of peach nectar.
In a high powered blender, you can make two 15 ounce shakes at one time, so just double the recipe above.
Add one cup of fresh peaches cut in large chunks.
Blend for a few seconds. If you want the peaches to be smooth, blend a little longer, or puree the peaches first and then add the ice cream.
Add a pinch of turmeric for color. This might sound weird, but Chick-fil-A does do this. Check their ingredient list.
If you want this full of peach chunks, just add some in after blending and stir with a long handled spoon. Chick-fil-A does have chunks of diced peaches in their shakes. This does make the shake taste more peachy.
To take your shake to the next level, top it with homemade whipped cream and a maraschino cherry with a stem. Enjoy right away or store in the freezer for up to 30 minutes.
If you are on a diet or in a hurry, skip the garnish. The drink should look peachy in color and thick enough for a straw to stand up. Chick-fil-A always uses red plastic straws, so we opted for red and white paper straws.
- To intensify the flavor, macerate the chopped fresh peaches. Sprinkle them with sugar, fresh lemon juice, and a pinch of salt, stir, and let stand for 30 minutes.
- Another option for intensifying the flavor is using peach nectar instead of whole milk to thin the shake if your shake is too thick.
- Put it in the freezer for 30 minutes to one hour to give it more of a ice cream texture.
- Use frozen or canned peaches when fresh aren't in season. Make sure to add peach nectar to balance it, since fresh fruit has more flavor.
- If your blender is struggling with all of the mixture being in it at once, simply make the shake in two batches.
- Use the best quality vanilla bean ice cream you can find. The stronger the vanilla flavor, the better.
- Use hard ice cream to make your shake, not soft, melted ice cream.
- Keep this shake thick by adding more ice cream or freezing it for 30 minutes.
- Stir in small chunks of peach after it's blended for the right texture and more peach flavor.
- To intensify the flavor, add pureed peach peels blended with peach nectar.
Looking for more Chick-fil-A copycat recipes?
- Cookies & Cream Milkshake
- Peppermint Milkshake
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- Mango Passion Tea
- Mocha Cream Cold Brew
- Frozen Lemonade
- Frosted Sunrise
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Our Chick-fil-A copycat peach milkshake recipe is made with fresh, juicy peaches. This homemade version is so easy to whip up in your blender this summer! Kids will love this delicious way to cool off.
- 2 cups fresh peaches, peeled and diced (roughly 6; 460g)
- 1 cup fresh peaches, peeled and chopped (roughly 3; 230g)
- Peach peels from the 9 peaches
- ⅓ cup peach nectar (80 ml)
- 8 scoops vanilla bean ice cream, such as Breyer's or Blue Bunny (400g)
- pinch of turmeric
- ½ cup heavy whipping cream (120 ml)
- 2 maraschino cherries with stems
- Peel: Peel, pit, and chop the peaches. Measure out 2 cups of large chunks and 1 cup finely diced peaches.
- Puree: Put the peach peels in the blender and puree with a little peach nectar. You'll want 1 ½ cups of puree for two milkshakes or ⅔ cup of puree for one milkshake.
- Blend: Place the pureed peach peels, vanilla ice cream, peach nectar, and 2 cups of diced peaches in a blender and blend until thick and combined. If you have a less powerful blender, you'll want to divide the ingredients in half and make one milkshake, then repeat to make the second milkshake.
- Add Chunks: Stir in the chopped peaches to add additional chunks.
- Whipped Cream: Whip the cream with a hand blender or a whisk, adding a touch of sugar or vanilla as desired. Spoon or pipe the whipped cream on top of the milkshake.
- Garnish: Top the milkshake with a maraschino cherry with a stem and one or two red straws. Enjoy right away or place in the freezer for 20-30 minutes so it doesn't melt.
- Use ice cream with a strong vanilla bean flavor that is frozen hard and not melted.
- Add more ice cream or freeze it for 30 minutes to thicken the drink.
- After it's blended, stir in more chunks of diced peaches for the right texture.
- At the beginning, add pureed peelings blended with peach nectar
- If using frozen or canned peaches, macerate the peaches by sprinkling with sugar, lemon juice and a pinch of salt and let stand 30 minutes on the counter.
- Category: Drinks
- Method: Blender
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: recipe, Chick-fil-A, seasonal