Freakshakes are something that you need to try this Summer. Milkshakes given an extreme makeover with cream, cake and sweets piled on top. These monstrous shakes were created in Australia and have become the latest food sensation here. They are on the menu in a number of establishments but why go out to enjoy them? Why not create your own freakshakes and enjoy them in the sunshine at home? I recently did just this and make peach melba freakshakes for the family.
Peach melba is a classic dessert of peaches and raspberry sauce with vanilla ice cream. It was created to honour the Australian opera singer Nellie Melba by the head chef at the Savoy in the 1890’s. The dish was displayed in an ice sculpture of a swan containing peaches resting on a bed of vanilla ice cream and topped with spun sugar. For the opening of the Carlton hotel the recipe was tweaked and raspberry purée was used to top the peaches.
Peach Melba Freakshake
My peach melba freakshake is a twist on this classic recipe. The milkshake is a mixture of ice cream, raspberries and milk whisked up in a blender until smooth. The amount of ice cream, milk and raspberries is fairly flexible. If you like a really thick shake add more ice cream. Just adjust the proportions by eye until you get the consistency you want. The shake is then added to a tall glass.
Next top with whipped cream. To make it look really pretty using a piping bag and pipe it on, or just use squirty cream from a supermarket. Add a thick layer that you have to excavate until you reach the ice cream underneath. Finally top with a selection of sweets, I used cherry lips and strawberry laces. I also added some peaches to make the peach part of the peach melba. Simple to make and impressive the peach melba freakshake will impress your kids.
Natures Finest Fruit
Recently I was sent some pots of Natures Finest Fruit to try which inspired my peach melba freakshakes. Natures Finest pick fruit at it’s best and pack it into pots for you to enjoy. The fruit is packed in juice and is really tasty. The pots are so handy. You can easily pack a fruit snack to take to work without having to worry about it getting squashed in your bag. The pots are great to give to your kids as a snack between meals as well. You can find the pots in most supermarkets. The peaches were a great addition to the top of my freakshakes and deliciously fresh.
Peach melba freakshakes recipe
- 12 raspberries
- 200 ml milk
- 6 tbsp ice cream
- whipped cream
- peach slices
- assorted sweets
- Place the raspberries, ice cream and milk into a blender and whisk till smooth
- Pour into a tall glass
- Top with whipped cream
- Decorate with peach slices and assorted sweets
- Add a straw
The peach melba freakshakes were a big hit with my husband and son. They keep asking me to make them again! If you are looking for other cooling summer recipes why not try making tutti frutti ice cream. It amazes me that it is no longer possible to buy it. A simple raspberry ice cream is also lovely on a hot day.
Have you tried freakshakes yet? What flavour did you try? Let me know below.
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I was sent some samples of Natures Finest Fruit to try. My opinions are my own