Here’s where I admit that I’m not all that crazy about Peeps. Despite my incredible sweet tooth (or sweet teeth, as the case may be), I have always found Peeps a little too sweet.
Just the same, I can’t resist buying them every year.
This year, I decided to incorporate them into my favorite kind of food — milkshakes.
Blended with a little strawberry jelly and some ice cream, the marshmallow sweetness of Peeps seems just right.
Served in a sprinkle-rimmed glass, these milkshakes are a fun way to fill your annual Peeps quota.
I recommend blending the Peeps first with the milk and the strawberry jelly, before adding the ice cream. The Peeps take a minute or two to blend smoothly, and adding the ice cream after this is done prevents it from melting too much. You want a good, thick shake!
If you want your milkshake pinker, you could add a drop or two of red food coloring, but I thought the soft blush shade was pretty enough on its own.
To rim the glass with sprinkles, just drizzle a little honey in the bottom of a small saucer and dip the edge of the glass in it. Let the excess honey drip off while still holding the glass upside down over the saucer, then dip the edge of the glass in another saucer that has been filled with a layer of tiny sprinkles.
- 3 pink Marshmallow Peeps
- ⅓ cup milk
- 1 Tbsp. strawberry jelly
- 3-4 scoops premium vanilla ice cream
- Put Peeps, milk, and strawberry jelly in a blender and blend on high speed until smooth. The peeps may take a few minutes to break down completely, so I recommend checking the progress about every ten seconds. Just keep blending until the Peeps have broken down into tiny marshmallow pieces and blended with the milk and jelly.
- Add ice cream and blend on low speed just until smooth. You don't want to over-blend and melt the ice cream.
- Serve in a tall cold glass, rimmed in sprinkles if desired.