8 Peach Perfect Recipes for Summer


Looking for new ways to savor this sunny, fuzzy summer stone fruit? From ice cream sandwiches to peach preserves, here are eight scrumptious ways to enjoy this succulent seasonal fruit before they're all gone.

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1. Sugar-Free Peaches and Cream Smoothie

This sugar-free peaches and cream smoothie is a bright way to start off your busy mornings, or try it as a pick-me-up in the middle of the afternoon. The delicate sweetness of this smoothie is derived entirely from one beautifully juicy and ripe peach.

Overhead shot of sugar-free peaches and cream smoothie. No additional sugar is needed in this guilt-free treat. Image Credit: Jennifer Farley

2. Peach Salsa

The sweet and spicy combination of peaches and jalepeños is near perfection in this easy homemade peach salsa recipe. With just a few simple ingredients, you'll have the perfect summer snack for any occasion.

Peach Salsa Recipe

3. Peaches and Pecan Bourbon Ice Cream Sandwiches

Satisfy your sweet tooth by biting into one of these incredibly rich and toothsome peaches and pecan bourbon ice cream sandwiches. Homemade no-churn salted-pecan bourbon ice cream and succulent peach slices are deliciously sandwiched between two chewy oatmeal cookies.

Stack of peaches and pecan bourbon ice cream sandwiches. It takes only 1 hour for this frozen treat to set in the freezer. Image Credit: Shaina Olmanson

4. Peach Sangria

This refreshing peach sangria recipe is perfect for brunch, a backyard cookout and any other summertime get-together. Learn how to make it in just a few easy steps!

Peach Sangria Recipe

5. English Peach and Ginger Chutney

Brighten up tired old appetizers and dishes with a spread of this amazing English peach and ginger chutney. This mildly sweet and tangy chutney pairs wonderfully with pork chops, lamb or chicken, or you can spread it on crostinis and sandwiches. With such a wide array of possibilities, your taste buds won't get tired.

Jars of English peach and ginger chutney on wooden board with Parmesan and chips. This chutney complements a wide variety of flavors. Image Credit: Sala Kannan

6. Mini-Tortillas With Ricotta Cheese and Grilled Peaches

These mini tortillas with ricotta cheese and grilled peaches may be just the easy snack or dessert option you're looking for. Velvety, light ricotta or ​requesón ​– a Portuguese and Brazilian cheese — is spread on a flour tortilla and drizzled with dark corn syrup, then finished with a juicy grilled peach.

Mini-tortillas with ricotta cheese and grilled peaches atop wood cutting board. Try out this surefire crowd-pleaser at your next BBQ! Image Credit: Yvette Marquez

7. Peach Tea

Freshly brewed homemade peach tea is a naturally sweet beverage option for your next summer brunch of barbecue. While this tea is already delicious on its own, those who prefer additional sweetness can try honey, stevia or coconut sugar for a healthier alternative to regular sugar.

Glass and pitcher of peach tea. Sip on peach iced tea to cool down and relax in summer. Image Credit: Kris Robertson/Demand Media

8. Peach Bellini

Ahh, the peach bellini — a classic cocktail invented in the 1930s or '40s by Harry's Bar in Venice, Italy. Transport yourself to another time and place and discover this beautiful cocktail's timelessness by recreating it at home. With just four ingredients and a food processor, you'll soon delight in the charms of this light and sweet, bubbly cocktail.

Peach bellini in a stemless champagne glass. Peach bellinis are a sophisticated alternative to the standard mimosa. Image Credit: Leigh Ann Chatagnier

9. Peach Preserves

Revel in the flavors of summer, even during the deepest winter, by preparing some peach preserves before the season ends. Peach preserves are deceptively simple to make and can for long-term storage. Make several batches now to give away as Christmas presents for a truly special gesture your loved ones will appreciate.

Peach preserves in a jar. Plan ahead to savor your homemade peach preserves into winter. Image Credit: Laura Beth Drilling/Demand Media

10. Peach Crisp

Just like bananas, overripe peaches are excellent to bake with. Instead of tossing that mushy, overripe peach in the trash, make a mouthwatering peach crisp. The peach filling slightly caramelizes as it bakes underneath a crunchy oat-and-brown sugar streusel. Top it off with a scoop of ice cream, and you've got yourself a lovely simple dessert.

Two peach crisps in white ramekins. A comforting peach crisp is perfect after a hearty dinner. Image Credit: Sarah Vantassel/Demand Media

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