Adapted from Chocolate with Grace
Browned butter will change your life. Have you made it before? It took me a while to get it all figured out, but I’m sure glad I kept trying. Brown butter is one of my weaknesses and I want to make (ahem, eat) everything that includes brown butter. When I found myself with many pounds of fresh Georgia peaches, I knew a milkshake would be needed. And then I found a milkshake that included brown butter… so it was a must! It’s fresh and full of peachy goodness with an incredible depth of flavor from the dark brown sugar and bits of caramel like browned butter. Have fresh peaches? Make this milkshake.
Here are my tips for brown butter – if you haven’t had it before, be warned. You may find yourself like me, hopelessly addicted. For this recipe I browned 6 tablespoons of butter, which is an easy amount to do – normally I brown one stick (8 tablespoons) at a time. Place a stick of butter in an 8 or 9 inch pan (do not use nonstick). I start just above low heat, and increase only of needed. Remember to go slowly. If the heat is too high you will just burn it. Don’t rush – be patient. Keep your eye on it. Butter goes from brown to burned very very quickly. First the butter will melt and become foamy. Then the foam will disappear and it will become translucent. I like to begin stirring it at this point and adjust the heat if necessary. Slowly the butter will begin to turn a light caramel color, with little bits at the bottom. Keep stirring and watching closely. Soon the butter will be a nice caramel color with brown bits. Do NOT let it become black – if it does, start over! Once it’s the right color, pour it into a bowl. You don’t want it to sit in the pan it cooked in, as it will continue to heat and turn black. It should smell lovely at this point. And there you have it – browned butter! It’s seriously amazing. For this recipe, pour a nice tablespoon into the peach puree and stir thoroughly to incorporate the butter (include some of those tasty brown bits) into the puree. Then continue with the recipe below. I hope you enjoy brown butter and this milkshake as much as I do.
1 1/2 T brown butter
Peach puree* (between 1/2 and 2/3 cup)
3 to 4 scoops vanilla ice cream
1/3 cup milk
2 T dark brown sugar
Fresh peach slices for garnish, optional
Brown the butter (see above for more detailed instructions) and make the peach puree. Mix together while still warm and let cool completely.
Add the peach puree with brown butter, ice cream, sugar and milk together in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass, top with fresh peach slices, and enjoy immediately.
*To make Peach Puree, heat 1 heaping cup of diced peaches (I used two medium peaches), 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon water and 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and let it simmer for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and let cool to a warm temperature. Blend in a blender until smooth. Cool completely before use.