Easy Peach Puree

Here’s how to make peach puree! It’s quick and simple to whip up with a blender or food processor, and you can use fresh or frozen peaches.

Want to make peach puree? Here’s how! There are so many uses for this sweet blend, an ideal way to use ripe summer peaches. The best use (we think) is for cocktails: bubbly peach bellinis, anyone? But you can use it for anything. Swirl it into yogurt, or add a little sugar and pour it over ice cream. You can even use it for baby food! The sky’s the limit, here. Here’s everything you need to know!

How to make peach puree

The reason we made peach puree? For bellinis, of course! This bubbly blend of peach puree and champagne is great for celebratory brunch. But you can use it for so many things (see below). All you need is a few ripe peaches and about 15 minutes. Here are the main steps:

  • Peel the peaches (fresh peaches only). Want to know the easy way to peel the peaches? Dunk them in boiling water for 45 seconds! Remove them to an ice bath, and then the skin peels right off. You don’t even need a knife or vegetable peeler.
  • Remove the pits. Obviously! You can easily remove them by hand.
  • Blend in a food processor or blenderBlend until a frothy, smooth puree forms. Done!

Use fresh or frozen peaches

The flavor of peach puree is best when you use fresh peaches. But you can use frozen too. Here’s the pro’s and con’s of each:

  • Fresh peaches: Peach season is such a short window in the summer. But when it’s here: peaches are king! The sweet flavor of a ripe peach is like none other. We highly recommend using fresh peaches for the best flavor. You can also freeze fresh peaches and use them later in this recipe.
  • Frozen peaches: But, we get it! Fresh ripe peaches aren’t always available. The conversion ratio? 3 large peaches = 1 pound frozen peaches. Make sure to thaw the peaches fully before using: it’s easy to run them under warm water to thaw. Another plus? You don’t have to peel them.

Add sweetener if you like

Planning to use your peach puree for a dessert? Blend in a little sugar, maple syrup or honey to the puree as well. Start with 1 tablespoon, then taste and blend in more to taste. The sweetness of all peaches is different depending on their ripeness. So you’ll have to customize the sweetness based on the fruit and how you’re planning to use the puree. Speaking of that…

Ways to use peach puree

There are lots of ways to use peach puree! Here are some ideas to get you started:

This peach puree recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free.