Tuesday, June 21, 2011

National Peaches 'n' Cream Day

Today is National Peaches 'n' Cream Day. What a fabulous thing to celebrate!

There are a lot of culinary matches that were made in heaven -- peanut butter and jelly, spaghetti and meatballs, chocolate chip cookies and milk -- and the pairing of lusciously ripe peaches with rich cream ranks right near the top of the list.

But I didn't want to just offer a recipe for sliced peaches with whipped cream, or tell you to simply buy a container of peach ice cream -- those would have been boring.

At the same time, I also didn't want to give you recipes for cake layers, whipped cream frosting, and all sorts of complicated and labor-intensive efforts that would detract from the simple beauty that is peaches 'n' cream.

And so, I offer something ridiculously simple and yet still seductive: a store-bought prepared peach daiquiri paired with vanilla ice cream to make a rich dessert-like drink ... peaches 'n' cream with a kick!

Peaches 'n' Cream Daiquiri

2 cups vanilla ice cream
2 cups Daily's prepared peach daiquiri, at room temperature (available near the freezer section); substitute milk, if desired
1 cup peach sorbet
peach slices for garnish, optional

Place ice cream, prepared daiquiri (or milk), and sorbet in a blender and whir until smooth and frothy. Garnish with peach slices, if desired, and serve immediately.

Serves 2.


jamfiescreations1 said...

This sounds so good, and it is simple to make. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Unknown said...

This is definitely my kind of drink! I need to keep up on my national food days, I miss out on having a ton of good things :) I'm getting out of work early today... maybe I'll swing by the store and pick myself up a little treat :)

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Now thats a pretty glass of deliciousness Mary! Sounds wonderful! I made some peach smoothies to go with dinner the other night, they were awesome. Wish I would have A. know about national peaches & cream day and B. had taken a photo of them :) Oh well, just means I need to try them again!

Cranberry Morning said...

If it ever stops raining, I'm going to take one of these, along with a good book, out to the screen room. I'll sit back, put my feet up, feel the warm summer breeze, and enjoy the company of both!

Candace said...

Oh my goodness, Mary! This looks so refreshing! The place in Louisiana that I'm from is noted for its peaches. This week is their annual festival which I am missing. Those good Ruston peaches would be perfect in this drink. yum!

Beth Zimmerman said...

Oh YUM! I want one! :)

Karen Harris said...

Oh yum Mary. Summer and peaches go together like a hug and a kiss. This has given me visions of hammocks and shade trees

Miriam said...

You've outdone yourself with this one, it sounds positively heavenly :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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