Is it my imagination or just a false start..I think that Spring is trying to show itself among the long dreary winter days. Yesterday on the East Coast the temperature was in the 60’s and the birds were chirping and I had a peach sighting at my favorite fresh fruit market..
Yes that was peaches…My taste buds couldn’t resist and I bought my first pound of the season. With the warm weather and the sun shining and peaches abounding I couldn’t help but think of my favorite frappe that I have at my little local coffee bar ‘haunt’ in Rome.
What a ‘voglio’ for a peach frappe..
Here it is… let me know how you like it. Although it did not bring me back to Rome it did take my mind back to my memories of sitting outside and enjoying the Roman sun while sipping my favorite frappe with the Pantheon in view…
*2 cups of vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt (can be low fat or fat free)
*1 lb of fresh ripe peaches
*1/4 cup of honey
*1/3 cup of milk (can be skim or low fat)
*1/2 tsp of almond flavoring
Wash, peel and cut peaches into small cubes. Place cut peaches, milk, honey, almond flavoring and 1/2 of the ice cream into a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into 6 tall glasses and top with remaining ice cream and serve. garnish with fresh peach slices.
Hope you have a wonderful peach frappe day too!!
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Ciao for now!!