I may have mentioned that I really don’t care for fruit.
I think it’s that aggressively sweet flavor. Plus that aggressively cheerful appearance. (Stop it, cherubic little peaches! I’m the boss of when I smile!)
And unfortunately we’re not talking a mild dislike, as you can probably tell by the way that I dressed down those peaches. With the exception of avocados and tomatoes, which we all know are simply vegetables masquerading as fruits, I really, really don’t like to eat fruit.
In fact, some of my most awkward exchanges with dear ones have occurred when someone tried to serve me fruit, especially when it was billed as dessert.
There was the Great Isn’t This Half A Grapefruit A Fantastic Way To Close Out Dinner incident of 1986.
And then there was the These Figs Are Ripe Enough To Serve As A Sweet Course scene of 1992.
Neither of which could compare to the Epic You Tried To Give Me A Dainty Bowl Of Berries For Dessert exchange of 2001.
Anyone who was in attendance at this last event knows that, while a lovely little bowl of berries may be dainty, this is not how you would characterize my response when you try to serve me one at dessert time. Apologies, Mom and Dad.
So as you may imagine, I need to find as many ways as possible to make fruit palatable.
Yes, I try.
And I’ve learned two things along the way: 1. Fruit pairs magnificently with dairy, and 2. Fruit actually tastes a lot better when you roast it.
Yes, roasting almost makes fruit taste sweeter, but it’s a deeper, richer type of sweet that is actually quite… nice.
I said ‘nice’! Let’s not get carried away!
Let’s, instead, make a quick, quick batch of these incredible milkshakes. The roasted peaches are nice, the thick Greek yogurt affords a silky texture, and the vanilla ice cream keeps things frosty and refreshing.
All in all, I’d say that’s better than nice wouldn’t you? I think it’s just peachy…
Roasted Peach Milkshakes
4 large peaches, pitted, quartered
1/4 canola oil
1/4 c. light brown sugar, tightly packed
2 c. Chobani low-fat plain Greek yogurt, divided
6 c. vanilla ice cream, divided
Preheat oven to 425°.
Toss peach pieces together with oil and sugar until well-coated. Arrange pieces on a rimmed parchment-lined baking sheet, cut sides facing up, and roast until fruit is fragrant, shriveled and slightly darkened, approximately 30 minutes. Remove half of the peach pieces to the bowl of blender, add half of the Greek yogurt along with half of the ice cream, and process to a smooth, uniform consistency. (Note that this recipe yields four extremely large servings and I assume that a standard blender will not be able to accommodate the entire batch. You may choose to blend everything together if you do have a blender with a large enough bowl.) Pour into two large glasses and repeat with remaining ingredients. Serve immediately.
YIELD: 4 extremely large servings
This post is sponsored by Chobani. While I did not receive compensation for this post, I was given free product for review. All opinions included herein are my own, and, as always, I only write about food and products that I personally truly love.