Copycat Chick-Fil-A Peach Milkshake

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4 frosty milkshakes

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Try my method for a sensational peach milkshake that tastes just like the Chick-Fil-A peach shake, and you can even savor it on a Sunday!

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copy of Chick-fil-A Milkshakes

Peach Milkshakes are a real sensation here in the South. So much so, that popular fast food chain Chick-Fil-A has somewhat of a “coming out party” annually for the much-acclaimed summer treat. In the beginning of June, Chick-Fil-A began advertising the date that their popular Peach Milkshakes would unveil. June 29th. I wondered if people added a note to their calendars for something like this as I chuckled to myself. But, and only after tasting one, did I think to myself ‘of course they do.’

What!? You’ve NEVER had a Chick-Fil-A Peach Milkshake?

Growing up in New Jersey, and more specifically the Basking Ridge – Bernardsville area where fast food restaurants were not permitted until I was nearly in high school, I had no blooming idea what Chick-Fil-A even was. The first, and I think only fast food restaurant to ever move in, was a Burger King in the King’s shopping plaza in Bernardsville. I was not allowed to frequent that new found teen hangout because my parents were simply not okay with me ‘hanging out’ anywhere really. Fast forward to 2005 when I moved below the Mason Dixon Line and settled here in Charleston. A whole different set of fast food restaurants that I had NEVER heard of. Chick-Fil-A among them. I am not a fan of fast food. I will not eat it, period. Albeit they are in fact fast food, I’ve come to look at Chick-Fil-A a bit differently. Their stores are known for being hyper-radically clean, they offer a speedy service experience, their chicken is downright tasty, and they obey a faith-based and gratitude adhering business model. I respected this from day one. It’s also why every now and again, I allow myself a treat from Chick-Fil-A.

A sign on a pole

Warm summer days beckon yummy frozen treats, and a peach milkshake definitely fits the bill.

The Chick-Fil-A Peach Milkshake tastes like late summer in a soda fountain glass. Their shake only sticks around for a short window, so the idea of ‘you need to get one while you still can’ is brilliant. Thing is, it is true if you think about the window for fresh peaches. It’s a short one for sure. And with the pandemic still somewhat ‘hot’ in my immediate area of Charleston, South Carolina, I decided to gamble with having InstaCart deliver some vanilla ice cream to the house on one of our many 100+ degree days and try this shake at home. Seems like it’d be easy, right? Well, it took a few tries to get ‘their’ milkshake, but I got it alright…at least I think so!

The folks over at the Chick-Fil-A test labs…I’m being funny…created a super-peachy milkshake that is not overly sweet. It’s pleasingly super-peachy. I had nabbed some fresh local peaches from our local Ruke’s Farm Stand and placed them all in a paper bag to let them ripen. I wanted them overripe. If you love peach, this quickie frozen treat is going to bowl you over. With just a few ingredients you can have a sweet treat on a warm afternoon. I figured it was time to post the method.

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The below shake recipe features in-season peaches. Contrary to some recipes I’ve read through that call for peach ice cream, I am using vanilla. Quality vanilla. This milkshake recipe also uses whole milk. This is not by accident. I finish just as Chick-Fil-A does and add whipped cream. I tried this with frozen peaches, and it was good. Simply better with fresh. Why? Because we can hasten their overripening to the extent that the “frozen at their peak” peaches cannot offer. Canned peaches were good, but largely the same resounding meh that the frozen peaches received. Fresh is just the best. Fresh and overripe, then frozen for about an hour before turning into a delicious frozen August sensation. This copycat Chick-Fil-A peach milkshake recipe is worth sharing, so buy LOTS OF PEACHES!

I initially pureed the peaches before combining with the remaining shake ingredients, but it wasn’t right. Good, but not right. The Chick-Fil-A peach shakes have discernable bits of peach, not just peach flavor, so my successful attempt was proven when I added the partially frozen peach slices to the blender along with the other ingredients. Bits of peach small enough to slurp up through my straw and the super-peachy copycat Chick shake I was going for.

A glass cup on a table, with Milkshake and Cream

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copy of Chick-fil-A Milkshakes

Copycat Chick-Fil-A Peach Milkshake

Jenny DeRemer
Try my method for a sensational peach milkshake that tastes just like the Chick-Fil-A peach shake, and you can even savor it on a Sunday! 
4.20 from 5 votes
Servings: 4 frosty milkshakes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Freezer Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4 frosty milkshakes
Calories 580 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 4 large overripe peaches I place peaches in a brown bag for several days to coax ripening, turning them daily
  • 2 pints quality vanilla ice cream, softened
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon quality vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon pure almond extract
  • pinch Kosher salt
  • whipped cream, cherries, or peach wedges for garnish

Instructions
 

Skin and Stone the Peaches

  • Prepare a sheet pan large/small enough to fit into your freezer with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large pot over high heat, bring 4 quarts of water to a boil. While waiting for the water to boil, fill a large bowl with ice cubes and water.
  • Once the water has come to a boil, turn off the heat. Plunge the peaches into the boiling water for 1 to 2 minutes before removing with a large slotted spoon and plunging into the ice water bath.
  • Using a sharp paring knife, cut the peaches in half and remove the stone. At this point, the skins should be readily peel-able. Use the paring knife to start if necessary.
  • Cut the peeled and stoned peach halves into wedges and place on the prepared parchment-lined sheet. Place into freezer for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Make the Milkshake

  • Place all ingredients into a blender with frozen peach slices and blend for 1 minutes or until thick.
  • Pour into 4 glasses. Top with whipped cream, and if desired, cherries. I opted for additional peach wedges 🙂

The nutrition value can vary depending on what product(s) you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use a calorie counter you are familiar with.

Please note that table salt and iodized salt are NOT substitutions for Kosher salt. Do not deviate unless otherwise specified.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingsCalories: 580kcalCarbohydrates: 74gProtein: 11gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 202mgPotassium: 844mgFiber: 4gSugar: 67gVitamin A: 1616IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 348mgIron: 1mg
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13 Comments

  1. Wow, this looks so yummy. . Congratulations, you are being featured on Thursday Favorite Things.
    I hope you stop by.
    Hugs,
    Bev

  2. Jenny, thanks so much for sharing at the Fabulous Friday Link Party. We are thrilled to be featuring you this week!!!!

  3. Looking forward to making this if there are any fresh peaches to be had. Read the entire Georgia crop was wiped out this year.
    Searched for Peach Shortcake Biscuits – has the recipe been removed?
    Thanks,
    Sheila

    1. Hi Sheila! We are SO, SO SAD about the peach crop this year, too! If you are able to source great peaches, try the milkshake – it’s a real treat without being overly sweet. As for my shortcake biscuits, I did a recipe revamp over a year ago. It’s this biscuit method. Just add an additional tablespoon of granulated sugar to the batter and ignore the ginger. I had received comments that it was only ‘meh,’ so I gave it a facelift and it’s AMAZING! Let me know how you enjoy should you assemble either recipe and PRAY FOR PEACHES!! x – Jenny

  4. I’ve never had a peach milkshake from chick-fil-a before! Sadly, we don’t have them near me but this sounds like a fun and delicious summer treat to cool down with!5 stars

    1. Tammy! It sure is! And if you’ll be traveling by car anywhere in the US this summer, seek out a Chick-Fil-A for this seasonal treat. I’m not one for super sweet which is why I can handle this belly-full-of-deliciousness 🙂 Jenny

    1. Sue, you have not only made me chuckle reading your ‘peachy replies,’ but also have me feeling elated that you’ll be grabbing some peaches to knock out a few recipes! PLEASE let me know how you end up enjoying whichever dishes you end up assembling! x – Jenny

  5. This sounds wonderful! I lovelovelove fresh peaches. Like you, I don’t “do” fast food, so I’ve never been to Chick. Might give it a try now. But they probably make their peach shake with ice cream from a soft-serve machine. I know I’ll love your version! Pulling out my Blendtec as we speak!5 stars

    1. Jean, what a nice compliment! And yes, theirs is soft serve “ice cream” which I prefer to not do. I have a suspicion you’ll enjoy this one – it’s really peachy! Jenny