You know, a Chick-fil-A copycat but totally healthified! And yet, this keto peach milkshake totally measures up to the original in both its fresh taste and luscious texture.
Keto Peach Milkshake
(A fairly instant) hack!
As I was testing a few versions around of this recipe this month, one thing became clear fairly quickly: you could *totally* forgo the ice cream. You know, with no detriment whatsoever (vip!) to the final result- all while shaving off some carbs and saving some $ while we’re at it.
So all you need is a bomb of a peach (diced and frozen), almond milk (or heavy cream and a little water)(or just pretty much your milk of choice), a sweetener (preferably liquid allulose of some sort), vanilla extract, and a decent blender.
Talking decent blenders, I decided to finally invest (splurge?) on a Vitamix this summer. Ummm guys, I’m in love. Things come out extra luscious in half the time of a bullet, and its much easier to clean (as in it has a feature to self clean). So yes, I most definitely do recommend. I bought this small version, perfect for 1 or 2 peeps, for super dope for smoothies, milkshakes and soups.
Ummm… but are peaches keto? 🍑
I guess the most straight forward answer is: its up to you (or your macros that is!), as peaches are widely considered a fairly low carb fruit. Therefore in moderate amounts, peaches can be totally keto friendly.
To give you an idea, peaches contain roughly 13g of net carbs per cupcompared to 7g net in raspberries and 17g net in blueberries.
Pssst! So if you want to reduce (or eliminate!) the carbs here you’re gonna have to get rid of the peach itself. If you wanna go down this route, I suggest you procure some peach extract (this one’s pretty good, just use very sparingly: 1/8-1/4 tsp!). And you’ll want to add in a scoop or two of your favorite keto vanilla ice cream for texture and sweetness.
Pssst number two! You can also go ahead and add in a touch of peach extract either way if you want to amp up the peachy taste (or if, you know, your peaches sadly kinda suck).
The best sweeteners (for keto milkshakes!)
OK so sure, you can use a granulated sweetener if you don’t have anything else handy. Allulose and xylitol will dissolve completely into liquids with a little coaxing, but do note that erythritol has a tendency to stay slightly crunchy.
So trust me when I say that a liquid sweetener will work much better. This pure allulose is my absolute favorite to sweeten any type of beverage, with its biggest plus incidentally being no aftertaste whatsoever.
Luscious Keto Peach Milkshake (i.e. Hack!) 🍑
- Add frozen peach, milk of choice (I do unsweetened almond or a mix of heavy cream and a little water), sweetener of choice (again, cannot recommend liquid allulose enough), vanilla extract and a pinch of salt to a blender.
- Blend until its all super (duper!) creamy smooth.
- My top tip(s): for easier blending try and make sure you break up your frozen peach (you know, so its not a big block of ice that takes forever to blend). Oh, and if you do overblend... just go ahead and add in a little ice and pretend like nothing happened.
- Pssst! But if you want to reduce (or eliminate!) the carbs here you're gonna have to get rid of the peach itself. So if you wanna go down this route, I suggest you procure some peach extract (this one's pretty good, just use very sparingly: 1/8-1/4 tsp will do!). And you'll want to add in a scoop or two of your favorite keto vanilla ice cream for texture and sweetness (yes, you can then skip the sweettener btw).
- Pssst number two! You can also go ahead and add in a touch of extract either way if you want to amp up the peachy taste (or if, you know, your peaches sadly kinda suck).