Peachy Keen

It’s National Peach Ice Cream Day today and although I don’t have any peach ice cream recipes, I have 10 ideas that play upon peaches + ice cream.

Mango, apricots, oranges, and bananas are involved but use peaches or nectarines if you wish. Everything is largely interchangeable.

Peaches & Coconut Cream Smoothie (vegan, GF) – with Aruba pictures in the post

Baked Orange Banana Coconut Donuts with Orange Coconut Vanilla Cream Cheese Glaze

Pina Colada White Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

Caramel Peanut Butter & Apricot Jelly Bars (GF with vegan adaptation) – of all the desserts I’ve ever made, Scott still talks about these

The pictures are a bit underwhelming; but these are stellar little bars and very easy

Apricot Butterscotch White Chocolate Peanut Butter-Filled Sandwich Cookies

Mango and Sour Cream Muffins with Streusel Topping

Mango and White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups and Ice Cream

Mango Banana Vanilla Softserve (vegan, GF, no ice cream maker required)

Peach Banana Colada Smoothie (vegan, GF)

Do you like peaches, apricots, nectarines?

I love them all and am realizing I need to make more things using them. Really, summer + fruit go hand in hand.

From watermelon and berries to white nectarines and juicy peaches, I love this time of year.

If you have any good recipes using any seasonal or summer fruits, feel free to link them up.

I hope everyone had a great weekend.

Thanks for the Magimix by Robot-Coupe Food Processor & Juice Extractor Giveaway entries

Next post is going to be savory and saucy…


49 Responses to “Peachy Keen”

  1. Erica — July 16, 2012 at 1:44 am (#

    That smoothie sounds pretty darn good! Perfect for a hot summer day! I adore peaches. They go bad sooo fast though

    • Averie @ Averie Cooks — July 16, 2012 at 9:44 am (#

      I know – they can go from no where near ripe to over-ripe in like 36 hours sometimes!

  2. Jess — July 16, 2012 at 1:47 am (#

    Double choc chip cookies and ice cream looks amazing! I love peaches and vanilla ice cream- such a great combo!

  3. luv what you do — July 16, 2012 at 4:41 am (#

    Where do you always find out about these fun holidays?
    I am a huge fan of peaches. I got a lot them in my CSA last summer and this was by far my favorite recipe!

    • Averie @ Averie Cooks — July 16, 2012 at 9:44 am (#

      The link at the top of the post has all the food holidays on it and I just check it from time to time.

  4. Heather (Where's the Beach) — July 16, 2012 at 5:22 am (#

    I do love peaches – especially grilled. YUM. I really need to pick some up. I haven’t gotten any in quite sometime actually.

  5. Ali @ Gimme Some Oven — July 16, 2012 at 5:26 am (#

    Mmmmm…fresh peaches are without a doubt one of the best parts of summer! These recipes all look DELICIOUS!!

  6. Stefania from Revitalize with Stefania — July 16, 2012 at 5:27 am (#

    This is perfect! We went peach picking this past weekend and picked about ten pounds….!

    • Averie @ Averie Cooks — July 16, 2012 at 9:43 am (#

      How fun! and I bet your countertops smell heavenly with all those peaches on them!

  7. Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit — July 16, 2012 at 5:46 am (#

    Mmm we love just about any fruit at our house! Right now it’s cherries. Can’t see to get enough of them!

  8. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — July 16, 2012 at 6:43 am (#

    Yeah, I wanna know where you find out about all these awesome holidays! How fun :) I love nectarines, berries & melons the most, but actually am not *typically* a huge peach fan… weird I know! And I can NEVER find white nectarines… where do you get yours?

    • Averie @ Averie Cooks — July 16, 2012 at 9:42 am (#

      There’s a website that I linked at the top of the post that has all the holidays…I check it from time to time to see what’s coming up.

      White nectarines are highly!! seasonal…and for about 4 weeks a year, max, I get them at Ralph’s (regular groc store b/c I refuse to pay WF’s prices – or check your local CA farmers markets)

  9. Ashley - baker by nature — July 16, 2012 at 6:47 am (#

    You are like my go-to source for food holidays! All of those recipes look stellar, Averie!!

  10. Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy — July 16, 2012 at 7:05 am (#

    oh my gosh I love love LOVE peaches! those bars look incredible! I could definitely go for one right. about. now:)

    • Averie @ Averie Cooks — July 16, 2012 at 9:41 am (#

      They’re one of our faves – I need to remake them and take new pics to do them justice!

  11. megan @ whatmegansmaking — July 16, 2012 at 7:11 am (#

    I love peaches, especially any variation on peaches and cream – yum! :)

  12. Laura Dembowski — July 16, 2012 at 7:11 am (#

    I love peaches and apricots. I eat a peach every day all summer long, and I freeze enough to last through winter. Today I’m making peach coffee cake, and I’m working on cherry and apricot crumb cake. All the amazing fruit is one of the best things of summer!

  13. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — July 16, 2012 at 8:28 am (#

    i love peaches! I have a peach post coming up too! miss talking to you friend!

  14. Jolene ( — July 16, 2012 at 8:45 am (#

    I like all 3 a lot, but peaches are my very favourite out of those 3 :-) I made “adult” beverages like that on Friday. Yummmmmmy, but a little dangerous too!!!

  15. Heathy — July 16, 2012 at 8:47 am (#

    Mmm i have to make the peach banana smoothie! and the softserve. Everything here looks delish Averie! Yes, love all 3 fruits!

  16. sally @ sally's baking addiction — July 16, 2012 at 8:53 am (#

    My god, I looooove all of today’s link ups! I am so behind on the national food day posts. I’m not very good at planning ahead, which is something I need to begin doing b/c I am finding myself stressed and freaking out as my blog grows. I love white peaches, have you ever tried those Averie? Not as juicy as yellow peaches, but they are just as good! I could go for one or all of those smoothie recipes. :)

    • Averie @ Averie Cooks — July 16, 2012 at 9:39 am (#

      White peaches and white nectarines are SUCH a delicacy – LOVE THEM!

      And yes, just do a few roundups when you need to – helps take the stress off :)

  17. Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free — July 16, 2012 at 9:01 am (#

    Peach Ice Cream day? Mmmm! That sounds like a delicious holiday. Doesn’t coconut cream ice cream with peach chunks sound sooooo good?

  18. Katie — July 16, 2012 at 10:47 am (#

    How’s this for psychic? I was CRAVING ice cream like mad yesterday, which is not something I ever crave. And then last night I read that it was national ice cream day yesterday! I think my body just knew it.

    I’m not usually into fruity ice creams though. I need chocolate for it to really be considered ice cream. :D

  19. Cassie — July 16, 2012 at 11:03 am (#

    Peach ice cream day? I am always so behind on these national food holidays. I want that smoothie right now!

  20. deirdre — July 16, 2012 at 11:37 am (#

    I don’t know where to start…the smoothie, muffins, doughnuts….it all looks so good.

  21. Jen @ Savory Simple — July 16, 2012 at 11:50 am (#

    It is???? I need to shake hands with whoever created all of these holidays.

  22. Laurie {Simply Scratch} — July 16, 2012 at 1:47 pm (#

    Yay for PEACHES! Love all these peachy keen recipes Averie :)

  23. Paula — July 16, 2012 at 4:40 pm (#

    I love all those fruits and all the recipes look soooo good! I’m intrigued by the apricot butterscotch PB filled sandwich cookies–I LOVE thick frosting and all those flavors sound great together! My stepdaughter and I put some peach halves under the broiler then topped them with a little goat cheese–so simple but tasty.

    • Averie @ Averie Cooks — July 16, 2012 at 10:29 pm (#

      the PB is such a nice contrast/complement to the apricots – it just worked really well!

  24. Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles — July 16, 2012 at 5:46 pm (#

    I love peaches, nectarines, and apricots! Your peach & coconut smoothie sounds amazing – partially due to the fact that I’m completely obsessed with anything and everything coconut! <3

  25. Hannah — July 16, 2012 at 6:36 pm (#

    You know, I love fresh peaches, but rarely cook or bake with them. These ideas are fantastic places to start, and now is definitely the time to experiment, while they’re so plentiful!

  26. Marina@ Picnic at Marina — July 16, 2012 at 7:45 pm (#

    Hi Averie! Oh, peaches and apricots are my favorite fruits, and when it’s not available fresh, I eat it dry. Love those dries apricots from Trader Joe’s, it is my snack and dessert too. We were driving from NYC another day, and stopped at TJ in Nashville, TN where I got a few months supply of those delicious apricots… :)

  27. Let Me Eat Cake — July 16, 2012 at 9:06 pm (#

    i NEED those baked coconut and orange donuts in my life! what an awesome combo!

  28. Michele Sparrow — July 16, 2012 at 11:54 pm (#

    As usual, all those recipes look absolutely delicious! I like the look of the pina colada and white chocolate cake cookies. Honestly, if I could eat one thing every day for the rest of my life (besides granola) it would be white chocolate. Inside of a cookie…YUM!

    I like peaches if they are hot, like in a cobbler or as a sauce to pour over ice cream. Plain they are just sort of “eh” for me. My youngest son loves them, though and my hubby is allergic!

    Great photos, Averie! :-)

  29. Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) — July 17, 2012 at 3:55 am (#

    Peaches n cream smoothie – sign me up! Peach ice cream day is just more proof that really is a day for every food/dish/dessert in America. Crazy folks out there! ;)

    I’m suuuuper behind on your blog, hoping to catch back up on all these tasty recipes tonight (chocolate cake batter milkshake?!) PS, I received the healthy snacks package last week – thanks again for the awesome giveaway!

    • Averie @ Averie Cooks — July 17, 2012 at 9:55 am (#

      Glad you got the snack package! Thanks for LMK it arrived and girl you’re moving…no worries :)

  30. Melissa (Better Fit) — July 17, 2012 at 8:10 am (#

    I LOVE peaches! Soft, sweet, dripping peaches in the summer time are one of my favourites!

  31. Julie — July 17, 2012 at 8:30 am (#

    I used to hate peaches but got item into them last year when they were in season and at the farmer’s market.

    • Averie @ Averie Cooks — July 17, 2012 at 9:41 am (#

      My husband never used to eat them until me. He thought he didn’t like them. I always say, how can you not like a peach! So glorious!

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