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 when it's hot.
Chick-fil-A uses their signature IceDream vanilla ice cream for their peach milkshake, along with fresh summer peaches. That is why this popular drink is only available for a limited time: two months.
- 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 up some 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 fruit 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.
See recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.
- Macerate the chopped fresh peaches. Sprinkle them with sugar, fresh lemon juice, and a pinch of salt, stir, and let stand for 30 minutes.
- Use peach nectar instead of whole milk to thin the shake if your shake is too thick.
- Get a thicker, ice cream-like texture by freezing the shake for 30-60 minutes.
- 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.
How to Make
Gather all the ingredients for our copycat peach milkshake: 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 fruit 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 peels, 4 scoops of ice cream, and 2 tablespoons of nectar.
- Add one cup of fresh peaches cut in large chunks.
3. 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.)
4. 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 its shakes. This does make the shake taste more peachy.
5. Stir in the chopped peaches.
6. To take your copycat Chick-fil-A 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 in their milkshakes, so you might want to add one to your drink.
This seasonal shake usually shows up in stores in May or June. Since it uses fresh peaches, it's only available during 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. For 2022, the shakes are available June 13 to August 20.
In 2022, 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 in 2022; 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.
Yes, their thick, creamy milkshake has small chunks of peach throughout with a strong vanilla and peach flavor without being too sweet. You can get the shake topped with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry, which makes it even better.
- 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 fruit after it's blended for the right texture and more peach flavor.
- To intensify the flavor, add pureed peels blended with peach nectar.
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Copycat Chick-fil-A Peach Milkshake
- Peel, pit, and chop the peaches. Measure out 2 cups of large chunks and 1 cup finely diced peaches.
- 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.
- 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.
- Stir in the chopped peaches to add additional chunks.
- 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.
- 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.
Serving sizes and nutritional information are only an estimate and may vary from your results.