Frozen Peach Bellini

I really haven’t embraced peaches this summer on the blog yet. As much as I love fall and can’t wait to start cooking fall-inspired dishes, it’s still summer here whether I like it or not. And I do love peaches.

Even though I’m not a baker anyway, I’d still prefer a juicy ripe peach over peaches baked in a cobbler. I might be that way with most all summer fruit, actually.

I have used peaches to make mustard, vinaigrettes, peach syrup, chutney, and recently, a peach and chile pepper vinegar. That’s just more fun to me.

Peaches also lend themselves well to cocktails! We’ve all had bellinis at Sunday brunch, or maybe a wedding shower, and they’re good. They’re usually made from peach purée or peach nectar.

For something different, and mostly because our summer weather has been in the upper 90’s, I decided to freeze peaches and make a slushy peach Bellini. Although I used nectarines.

The way I remove the flesh from the peach pit is to cut into the peach till the knife touches the pit, and make two vertical cuts. Then pull away as gently as you can to remove the pieces. Does this always work? No way.

Frozen Bellini

2 large, fresh ripe peaches, peeled, quartered, frozen
12 ounces champagne
4-5 ounces peach schnapps, according to your taste
1 squirt stevia*, or your favorite variety of liquid sugar

Place the frozen peaches in your blender jar. Pour the champagne, schnapps, and the stevia over the top.

Process the mixture until smooth.

Pour and serve. I used glasses that were in the freezer.

This batch made four tall drinks. You can make the bellinis more slushy or frozen by adding ice cubes.

Think about all of the fun drinks you can make by adding different fruit!

Plus, you could always use a sparkling wine or rosé instead of champagne.

The important part of making this Bellini is using the sweetest ripe fruit. Ideally, no sweetener should be necessary. These bellinis should have natural sweetness, plus some from the schnapps.

* I’m not a health freak, but I do use stevia. To me, why not use stevia? It’s non-caloric, it’s not a chemical, and it sweetens. I put a little squirt in my Nespresso espresso every morning, or to make a quick lemonade with fresh lemon juice. But honey or agave will both work well in this recipe if some sweetening is necessary.

By Published On: July 15th, 201945 Comments

About the Author: Chef Mimi

As a self-taught home cook, with many years in the culinary profession, I am passionate about all things food-related. Especially eating!

45 Comments

  1. Anonymous July 15, 2019 at 9:13 AM - Reply

    Gorgeous! And I will take peaches and stone fruit any way they are served, including baked in cobblers, pies, and cakes!

    • chef mimi July 15, 2019 at 3:11 PM - Reply

      Peaches are so fabulous! And these drinks are delicious!

  2. Kim Bultman July 15, 2019 at 2:59 PM - Reply

    Chef Mimi, I’ve been meaning to make a trip to the Peach Barn north of Muskogee (or the orchard farther west) to acquire some Porter Peaches. Now I have the perfect excuse to go! Love that you used frozen glassses, too. Thank you! xo

    • chef mimi July 15, 2019 at 3:12 PM - Reply

      Is that where Porter Oklahoma is? I just heard about a Porter Peach Festival on NPR, but I somehow assumed it was in Colorado. I’d love to go if the thermostat could be lowered….

  3. Laura July 15, 2019 at 3:05 PM - Reply

    I’m usually not a fan of sweet cocktails,but if there’s peaches and champagne involved, it’s definitely for me! Love this Bellini, Mimi!

    • chef mimi July 15, 2019 at 3:13 PM - Reply

      I totally agree with you, which is why I won’t drink margaritas made with sweet and sour mix. These cocktails are only as sweet at the peaches. I wouldn’t use peaches that weren’t ripe-perfect!

  4. Mary July 15, 2019 at 3:37 PM - Reply

    Never have I had the pleasure of indulging myself with a Peach Bellini but that will be rectified with the arrival of Peach season. We can buy imported Peaches at the moment but of course they have been picked too early to have been kissed by the sun, so are tasteless. Thanks Mimi, I now know how to make a Bellini.
    I also use stevia but mine is powdered and comes with the tiniest spoon. With it being so sweet I only use a few specks. It’s amazing stuff and natural.

    Thanks Mimi. :)

    • chef mimi July 15, 2019 at 4:44 PM - Reply

      Stevia is wonderful. I’ve seen the powdered, but am used to a little squirt! but ideally, this Bellini should be used with perfectly ripe peaches. Then no sweetening is necessary!

  5. Healthy World Cuisine July 15, 2019 at 6:56 PM - Reply

    Just simply sublime! Perfect for the upcoming weekend brunch.

  6. Katherine | Love In My Oven July 15, 2019 at 10:39 PM - Reply

    I’m just waiting for peaches to arrive in our markets here! Probably another few weeks. I adore frozen cocktails, especially in the summer. This looks terrific! Cheers!

    • chef mimi July 16, 2019 at 6:51 AM - Reply

      Especially frozen cocktails because they’re like Icees!!! And these aren’t heavy, just peachy!

  7. Fran @ G'day Souffle' July 16, 2019 at 4:44 AM - Reply

    Yes, I’ve also been using stevia every day to sweeten my plain Greek yoghurt- it tastes and looks just like sugar, but without the calories and carbs. I’m not familiar with peach schanpps butI’m willing to give it a try!

    • chef mimi July 16, 2019 at 6:53 AM - Reply

      Stevia is a fabulous sugar substitute, mostly because it’s not chemical based! I like to just squeeze a lime, add some stevia, and ice cold water for an instant lime-ade. Just so handy.

  8. David @ Spiced July 16, 2019 at 6:58 AM - Reply

    I got going on the peach bellini kick after I visited Italy way back in college. My Mom picked up on it, too, and she started serving bellinis at all of our family holidays. (To be fair, they were bottled peach bellinis.) Now I want to try my hand at this frozen version! Also, you need to hunt down some freestone peaches…preferably the ones from South Carolina. Easier said than done, I know….but well worth it if you happen to stumble across them! P.S. Love me some Chandon sparkling wine, too! :-)

    • chef mimi July 16, 2019 at 7:02 AM - Reply

      You know, I never thought about them being Italian! A real Bellini with real ingredients is a fabulous drink. I learned the hard way not to drink too many once. And not when I was young. I didn’t drink in high school or college. I know – weird. I’m sure making up for lost time now! I can hunt all I want for these peaches you recommend, but nothing much comes to Oklahoma. It’s challenging being a foodie and living here!

  9. cookingwithauntjuju.com July 17, 2019 at 5:00 AM - Reply

    I make mimosas for brunch which I guess are similar to Bellinis. Not peach season here – sweet fruit is the key! I recently bought some fresh raspberries just to munch on and they were tart, not at all sweet. Turned them into a puree, added a little sugar and froze for later use.

    • chef mimi July 17, 2019 at 6:40 AM - Reply

      Good idea. I try to smell them to see if they’re ripe. But it’s tough!

  10. kitchenriffs July 17, 2019 at 9:50 AM - Reply

    I’ve never had a frozen Bellini. But I will. :-) Terrific idea — thanks.

    • chef mimi July 17, 2019 at 12:39 PM - Reply

      They’re tasty and quite refreshing!!!

  11. Denise Browning July 17, 2019 at 5:44 PM - Reply

    Such a beautiful and quite refreshing drink, Mimi! Cheers to summer!

    • chef mimi July 18, 2019 at 8:13 AM - Reply

      Drinks like these help me get through summers!

  12. Oh my, yum! These spell trouble.

    • chef mimi July 18, 2019 at 8:14 AM - Reply

      Ha! I think they’d be too filling at some point! But yummy!

  13. Jeff the Chef July 17, 2019 at 9:27 PM - Reply

    I’m right threre with you on your thoughts about summer fruits. If you have them ripe, in season, there’s nothing better than eating them as-is. And I’m saying that as a serious fruit pie lover. Nonetheless, this frozen belini sounds wonderful.

  14. chef mimi July 18, 2019 at 8:15 AM - Reply

    And I’m not saying I would not enjoy a peach pie, but I love a perfectly ripe juicy peach. I do love peach ice cream…

  15. Linda Duffin July 18, 2019 at 9:38 AM - Reply

    Looks delicious, Mimi, and much nicer than bottled peach gloop. Does the champagne stay fizzy after you’ve whizzed it in the blender?

    • chef mimi July 19, 2019 at 9:03 AM - Reply

      It too frozen to tell, but I like to top off the Bellini with some champagne. I hope I remembered to mention that…

      • Linda Duffin July 19, 2019 at 11:16 AM

        I’m sure you did and I didn’t read it properly, very annoying of me, sorry. It looks delicious!

  16. Alida@mylittleitaliankitchen.com July 19, 2019 at 10:25 AM - Reply

    I want a Bellini now! We such delicious peaches now it is a real temptation. I might make this at the weekend with some Prosecco I have at home.

    • chef mimi July 21, 2019 at 9:19 AM - Reply

      They’re very refreshing! If you love peaches, you’d definitely love these slushees.

  17. Frank Fariello July 20, 2019 at 7:28 AM - Reply

    At the risk of destroying my Italian foodie cred, I have to admit I’ve only had a Bellini perhaps once in my life. And never tried to make one at home. Not sure why, I do like them. And this version sounds really refreshing for the dog days we’ve experiencing at the moment!

    • chef mimi July 20, 2019 at 7:40 AM - Reply

      Dog days here definitely, visiting my daughter in NYC. I could use one right now. I tried a frose´at a bar yesterday, since they seem to be so popular, and i thought it was bitter and awful. I’ll stick with my bellinis!

  18. sherry July 20, 2019 at 8:08 AM - Reply

    oh these do look refreshing mimi. yum. only five months to go till Summer… cheers sherry

    • chef mimi July 20, 2019 at 8:36 AM - Reply

      Oh right. I’d switch to fall/winter right now if I could. Do you have a spare guest room?!!!

  19. heather (delicious not gorgeous) July 20, 2019 at 6:51 PM - Reply

    this sounds so delicious and slushy and refreshing! perfect for the middle of july (:

    • chef mimi July 21, 2019 at 7:49 AM - Reply

      Exactly. It’s very cooling!

  20. Elena Bourke July 22, 2019 at 7:37 AM - Reply

    I will be making this for a friend who is flying into this Texas heat this evening! Looks fabulous

    • chef mimi July 22, 2019 at 7:49 AM - Reply

      Thanks Elena! It turned out really good, I think!

  21. FrugalHausfrau July 23, 2019 at 11:59 PM - Reply

    What a fantastic idea! If only I had a peach! Or sme champagne!

    • chef mimi July 24, 2019 at 6:39 PM - Reply

      Easily rectified my dear!

      • FrugalHausfrau July 25, 2019 at 12:09 AM

        I feel the need to have a party!!

  22. Emma @ Bake Then Eat July 28, 2019 at 11:28 PM - Reply

    Now this is a great way to enjoy summers best bounty!

    • chef mimi July 29, 2019 at 7:03 AM - Reply

      It certainly is!

  23. Adriannr August 16, 2019 at 2:51 PM - Reply

    Yes please Mimi. I could definitely have me one or 2 of these!! Cheers to these.

    • chef mimi August 16, 2019 at 3:03 PM - Reply

      Brain freeze! They’re really good.

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