It’s hot. I hate heat. Heat makes me lazy…..and cranky. It also makes me want ice-cold drinks. One of my favorite adult drinks, is the Wallaby Darned at a steakhouse restaurant called Outback. I love this drink. It’s peachy, slushy, cold, refreshing and delicious. It does have vodka, but if you are not a drinker….whattt????……you could certainly leave out the vodka. I used to live across the street from this restaurant and it was way to easy to walk across the street……mozy on up to the bar and see that big ol machine spinning that slushy drink. These days, they don’t use those slushy machines. They make them to order, in a blender. They are just as good, if not better. But since they are so easy to make, I just make my own. Mine is even better annnnnnd more fun. You know why? I use my little ice cream maker!!! Yep, I sure do. I make several drinks in the ice cream maker. Margaritas are wonderful this way. Mmmm-mm-m-mmmm. If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can use your blender….it’s certainly quicker, but I just think its fun to make them in the ice cream maker.
So, it’s going to be another hot day and I just happen to have some peaches. Hmmmmmmm, what to do…..what to do….
Are ya thirsty?
Wallaby Darned (my version)
2 oz vodka
2 oz peach schnapps (must use this)
1 cup peach nectar (I use Kerns…comes in a can)
2 cups frozen, chopped peaches (I use fresh and freeze them, but you can buy a bag of frozen peaches)
4 oz champagne or white wine
1/2 cup ice (or a bit more) for blender method only
Blender method: dump everything in your blender and give it a blitz….blitz…blitz. Let it blend away until its nice and slushy smooth. Yummmmm.
Ice cream maker method: put the frozen peaches in a food processor and chop them up quickly so they don’t completely thaw. Then mix them in a bowl with all your other ingredients. Turn on your ice cream maker and let it go. It will take a few minutes, but it’s worth the wait, trust me. So, so good. Slurp, slurp.