August is National Peach Month and absolutely the best time of year to sink your teeth into this sweet, juicy and succulent fruit.
Did you know peach trees are actually native to China and a member of the rose family? Totally true! Today the peach is easily grown from seed in temperate climates all over the world, and the US grows about 5% of the world’s supply.
Packed with vitamin C, potassium and fiber, there is nothing like ripe peach juice running down your chin.
In celebration of National Peach Month, we decided to prepare peaches in as many ways as we could think of—in salads, desserts, snacks, you name it! So if you love peaches as much as we do, you should definitely try these easy fresh peach recipes.
6 easy peach recipes
Simple and seasonal
The best kinds of salads, in our opinion, are those that pair sweet and savory flavors resulting in unexpectedly delicious combinations. Try pairing peppery arugula, sweet peaches and salty goat cheese topped with walnuts—you won’t be sorry!
We like to think of our yummy peach granitas as a fun adult version of a snow cone or slushy. Made with sugar, water, fresh peaches and smooth, sweet tasting rum, this semi-frozen dessert cocktail is the perfect topper to a summer cookout or a hard day at the beach.
Did you know it takes almost no effort to make your own infused vodkas? No, really! We took our favorite vodka and 10 gloriously ripe peaches and in only 5 days had an absolutely delicious potion. It’s so good you might forget you are drinking vodka, so be mindful of your pour!
Peach pie in a glass
Adding fruit to your dessert is a fantastic way to get the sweetness you crave, without all of the sugar—and boy do our caramelized peach pie parfaits deliver! Our recipe has all the sweet deliciousness of peach pie, but it’s served in a martini glass for a super fun twist!
S’mores are a campfire treat classic, but have you ever tried s’meaches? They have all the same building blocks as your traditional s’more—chocolate, marshmallow and graham crackers—but we added peaches to the mix with exceptional results. Major yum!
Traditional Sangria is made with red wine, but to beat the August heat we went with white wine instead when blending our totally delish and refreshing peach sangria. A little bit of ginger ale adds some delightful fizz to this gorgeous concoction, which begs to be shown off in clear glassware.
|“When picking out your peaches, smell is a very good indicator of the level of flavor. So if it smells nice and sweet, it probably is!” – Cheryl|