Peach Slushie

20120810-223929.jpgI am obsessed with peaches right now. I mean obsessed. They’ve finally come into season and I can’t get enough.

Wait did I just say there’s a peach season in Wisconsin? Well there is. And honestly after living in Georgia, I really don’t see much difference in Wisconsin and Georgia peaches. Except the season here is much shorter.

20120810-224433.jpgLast weekend I bought 2 pounds of peaches at the farmers market. It’s actually quite a lot of peaches. I’ve been eating them every day.

It also reminded me that I had some frozen peaches I needed to find a use for. So I threw them in a saucepan and made peach purée. Little did I know that purée would be destined for a slushie.

Since being pregnant, slushies have become one of the things I can’t get enough of. I’ve always been a lover of frozen beverages of any sort, but now if we set foot in a Target store and there’s an Icee machine I desperately want one. And Icee’s are full of crap I would normally not ingest. So I decided to make my own. Peach purée and ice. It’s really that simple. You could make this recipe with any sort of fruit you want and have endless slushie possibilities. For those non pregnant out there, adding some booze would also be phenomenal. Try it this weekend, you won’t be sorry.

20120810-225302.jpgPeach Slushies

Ingredients

8 ounces peach purée
1 tray of ice cubes

Directions

Add both ingredients to blender. Pulse until smooth. Makes one slushie.

Peach Purée

Ingredients

2 cups chopped peaches
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup water

Directions

In a medium saucepan, bring all ingredients to a boil. Turn down heat to medium low and allow to simmer for 20-30 minutes, until peaches have broken down. Push mixture through a fine mesh strainer, making sure to push as much fruit through as possible. You want your purée to be slightly thick. Allow to cool and refrigerate until ready to use.

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