Vanilla Peach Bourbon Milkshake

This vanilla peach bourbon milkshake is the perfect boozy summertime frozen treat. Vanilla bean paste mixed with fresh peaches, bourbon and vanilla bean ice cream. It’s the perfect cocktail + dessert!

This vanilla peach bourbon milkshake is the perfect boozy summertime frozen treat. Vanilla bean paste mixed with fresh peaches, bourbon and vanilla bean ice cream. It's the perfect cocktail + dessert!

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Soooooooo I had my surgery yesterday. The good news is that it wasn’t as scary as I thought it was going to be and going to sleep is really not that bad. Plus the anesthesiologist gave me a lovely little tranquilizer to help settle my nerves before I got wheeled into the operating room. I should point out that anytime a doctor offers up a tranquilizer you should go ahead and say yes. It really is lovely.

I remember them putting an oxygen mask on my face and saying out loud “wow it feels really funny” and then all of a sudden I was awake in a whole different room. Afterwards I begged for water and after I assured them I was fine and was having zero stomach issues they let me start drinking water. Do you have any idea how hard it was to go that long without water?! I’m one of those freaky people who drink an obscene amount of water each day so going that long was torture.

After a few hours I was ready to leave and got to walk out of the hospital sporting a fancy front velcro post surgical bra and a prescription for pain pills – holla! 

This vanilla peach bourbon milkshake is the perfect boozy summertime frozen treat. Vanilla bean paste mixed with fresh peaches, bourbon and vanilla bean ice cream. It's the perfect cocktail + dessert!

After I left I was STARVING so I made my husband take me to the diner so I could eat my weight in this salad I have an obsession with. Then I got home and crashed for 3 hours. It was a pretty lazy day and I’m 100% ok with that.

I even made myself a non-boozy version of this milkshake last night. My throat was still a little sore so a milkshake was just what the doctor ordered. The thing I love the most about this milkshake is that it’s not just vanilla but it’s vanilla bean paste AND peach. I first learned about Nielsen-Massey vanilla bean extract and paste from watching Ina Garten. She always talked about using “good vanilla” and Nielsen-Massey was the one she chose. Every since then, I have exclusively used their vanilla and I’m obsessed. I’m especially obsessed with their vanilla bean paste and you will see it in just about all my sweet treat recipes on my site. I also recently found out that Nielsen-Massey is owned by 3 generations of Nielsen’s. How cool is that? Plus all their beans are examined by hand and their products are certified gluten-free, certified Kosher, allergen-free and GMO-Free!

The other thing I love about this milkshake is that it includes fresh summer peaches PLUS bourbon because why not?

This vanilla peach bourbon milkshake is the perfect boozy summertime frozen treat. Vanilla bean paste mixed with fresh peaches, bourbon and vanilla bean ice cream. It's the perfect cocktail + dessert!

This vanilla peach bourbon milkshake reminds me a lot of my favorite childhood dessert – homemade peach ice cream. Except it’s bursting with a just a touch more vanilla bean flavor and a bit of an adult bourbon buzz. I really think it makes the perfect dessert for hot summer days. PLUS it’s an excuse to keep buying all. the. peaches.

{Looking for more milkshake recipes? Try my double chocolate s’mores milkshake, banana foster milkshake or my strawberry creme fraiche milkshake. Also, be sure to check out these delicious recipes from my food blogger friends – perfect peach pie, fresh peach ice cream, peach slab pie or these baked peach oatmeal cups.}


Vanilla Peach Bourbon Milkshake

This vanilla peach bourbon milkshake is the perfect boozy summertime frozen treat. Vanilla bean paste mixed with fresh peaches, bourbon and ice cream.

Yield: 2 drinks

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 2 cups vanilla bean ice cream
  • 2 medium sized ripe peaches, pitted and sliced
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 cup whole milk (more may be needed)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
  • Whipped cream


Add ice cream, peaches, bourbon, milk and vanilla bean paste to a high speed blender. Blend until smooth. If the milkshake is too thick simply add a little more milk, if it's too thin add more ice cream.

Top with whipped cream and if desired a drizzle of vanilla bean paste.

34 Responses to “Vanilla Peach Bourbon Milkshake”

  1. #
    Melissa — August 18, 2015 at 7:12 am

    Peaches, bourbon and ice cream! Yep – I’ll be right over. I love this boozy adult drink!!!

  2. #
    Liz @ I Heart Vegetables — August 18, 2015 at 7:18 am

    What a fun summer dessert! I’m trying to enjoy peach season as long as possible!

  3. #
    Julie @ Tastes of Lizzy T — August 18, 2015 at 7:21 am

    mmmm…peaches and cream! One of my favorite combos. Love!

  4. #
    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — August 18, 2015 at 7:37 am

    So glad your surgery went well! I’d be in heaven with one of these milkshakes today! I might have to pick up some ingredients while I’m out this morning… 😉

  5. #
    Linda | Brunch with Joy — August 18, 2015 at 8:02 am

    So glad the surgery went well. On another note, this milkshake is a winning recipe. I love all the combo you add and believe this tastes amazing! And yes…love Nielsen-Massey.

  6. #
    Laura O @PetiteAllergyTreats — August 18, 2015 at 8:20 am

    Ooooh, surgery is never fun. And I’m right with you with the need to have large amounts of water! Glad you’re feeling better and shake is gorgeous!

  7. #
    Lisa @ Garnish with Lemon — August 18, 2015 at 8:49 am

    I love Nielsen- Massey vanilla- especially their paste! Wishing you a quick recovery!

  8. #
    Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes — August 18, 2015 at 9:32 am

    So glad the surgery went well. And note taken about the tranquilizer. Ha ha. Love that you ate a huge salad after. These shakes are to die for.

  9. #
    Sabrina — August 18, 2015 at 10:21 am

    It is 7 in the morning and I’m salivating over this! I’m saving it for the weekend, thanks!

  10. #
    cristina — August 18, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    So glad the surgery went well and by your writing your spirits sound up. 😉

    This milkshake is a delicious, refreshing and summery treat! I just ordered a couple bottles of NM Orange Blossom Water and its taking forever to arrive – wish there was a more accessible/affordable means to find their products. Have a lovely rest of the week and take it easy!!

  11. #
    The Food Hunter — August 18, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    I love bourbon milkshakes and yours sounds fabulous with the peaches. Glad you are doing well.

  12. #
    Amanda — August 18, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    You are a fighter, my friend. And where has this vanilla been all my life? I MUST try it immediately!

  13. #
    Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence — August 18, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    I just LOVE N-M vanilla paste. What a perfect pairing with the peach and bourbon.

  14. #
    Beth — August 18, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    Very ironic because I am currently sitting with a bowl of vanilla bean ice cream and I have peaches on the counter. Must be destiny!

  15. #
    Joanne — August 18, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    Soooooo happy that your surgery went well!! That’s what I like to hear. 🙂 Also, I approve of you boozing it up with this milkshake to get through the pain. I mean, this must taste better than painkillers.

  16. #
    Melanie | Melanie Makes — August 18, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    Love the use of vanilla bean paste! Such a great drink to take my mind off of all of the back to school chaos going on. Take good care of yourself, friend! (Drink more milkshakes.)

  17. #
    Lauren @ Wicked Spatula — August 18, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    I’m so glad your surgery went well! I think this milkshake was the perfect way to end the day. Prayers for a quick recovery.

  18. #
    Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen — August 19, 2015 at 12:22 am

    I’m so so happy that your surgery went well. I was thinking about you! And also, cheers to boozy post-surgery milkshakes. I love the idea of peach + vanilla!!

  19. #
    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — August 19, 2015 at 1:12 am

    So so sooo happy your surgery went well!! I was following along on your Facebook page 🙂 This milkshake is LIFE!

  20. #
    Mariah @ Mariah's Pleasing Plates — August 19, 2015 at 1:46 am

    Happy to hear you are recovering from your surgery.
    I think these boozy milkshakes would make anyone feel better 😉

  21. #
    Rachel Cooks — August 19, 2015 at 7:02 am

    Glad you’re doing okay! 🙂 These milkshakes are a dream come true!

  22. #
    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet — August 19, 2015 at 8:30 am

    I have been wondering how went! So glad you are better and that you are home and relaxing! This milkshake is the bomb!

  23. #
    Martha @ A Family Feast — August 19, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Glad your surgery went well and hoping for good results! This milkshake looks amazing!

  24. #
    Angie — August 19, 2015 at 10:40 am

    So glad your surgery went okay! I love this milkshake too, peach and bourbon are a perfect pair!

  25. #
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — August 19, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    I was thinking about you yesterday!! I hope all is doing well today. Sounds like a milkshake – and bourbon – are what’s needed, ha! Or is that just me?

  26. #
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — August 19, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    I’m happy you’re doing well post-surgery! I’m kind of surprised that you wrote a post the day after. I’ve never had a surgery but I’m 98% sure I’d curl up in bed with my laptop and Netflix for a week and have my husband serve me all my meals in bed. It’s good you’re not like that. 🙂

    This milkshake sounds incredible with the vanilla, peaches and bourbon! I need to get into this fancy milkshake thing.

  27. #
    Heather / girlichef — August 19, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    I drink tons of water a day, too, so I’m sure I’d be dying without it. However, I’d gladly quench my thirst with one or two of these bad boys. Glad everything went well and you’re out and about!

  28. #
    Colleen (Souffle Bombay) — August 19, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    I’m not sure where it first was I learned of vanilla bean paste…I love the same brand as well! This milkshake Ummmm yaaayaaasss! Most important however is you…so glad all went well! Did you OD on cute and funny animal pics? Lol!

  29. #
    Cookin Canuck — August 20, 2015 at 11:48 am

    I was so glad to see your smiling face on Facebook after your surgery! And now I’ve decided that I need to hop on an airplane and show up on your doorstep someday, in the hopes of getting some sips of your amazing cocktails and milkshakes.

  30. #
    Kirsten/ComfortablyDomestic — August 20, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Boozy or no, this milkshake sounds like an excellent post-op treat. I’m so glad that your surgery went off without a hitch. You were too cute instagramming along the way.

  31. #
    Nikki @ Nik Snacks — August 23, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    Um, your milkshake is bringing all of the boys, girls and everything in between to the yard! Thanks for the surgery update, BTW! Glad you’re on the mend (and you let this shake help you along the way!)

  32. #
    Joan Hayes — August 24, 2015 at 8:23 am

    So sorry to hear you had to go through surgery, but I’m glad it went well! Milkshakes always seem like the best antidote for tough/unpleasant things, and this one looks incredible! It doesn’t get much better than a boozy milkshake, and peaches and bourbon are a perfect match in Southern heaven! 🙂

  33. #
    Julie | Small Green Kitchen — September 5, 2015 at 10:19 am

    So happy your surgery went well! I had my widsom teeth removed a few years ago. I was scared because at the time, I had never been put under. The nurse told me “don’t worry, we put good drugs in the IV to make you feel good.” Good drugs as in valium. Yes, I felt very good!

    I think I need to celebrate the weekend with one of these vanilla peach bourbon milkshakes. What a great combo for a boozy cocktail!


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