There are upsides to being pregnant in the summer (wearing loose-fitting dresses, swimming pools to cool off in, and a more relaxing vibe). However, there are definitely downsides. One of those is that summer is prime drinking (alcohol) weather! Frozen margaritas, cold beer, crisp Prosecco, these watermelon martinis… all things you aren’t supposed to have while pregnant. I decided I wouldn’t deprive myself this summer, and would come up with some nice, refreshing mocktail recipes. And it’s peach season, so hello frozen peach bellini mocktail.
The nice thing about these nonalcoholic peach bellinis are that they are frozen, delicious, and you ALMOST feel like it’s the real thing. But no alcohol involved, so they are perfect for pregnancy, kids, or anyone who just wants to enjoy a fancy, refreshing beverage that doesn’t have alcohol. In fact, I’m filing this recipe away for when my kids are older and want to feel a bit fancy in the summer. Very family-friendly.
This peach bellini mocktail recipe has more sugar that you may have in a regular bellini. That’s because in a regular bellini, you have sugar from ingredients like the champagne/prosecco. But this mocktail uses club soda for the bubbly, so you do need to add some extra sugar to sweeten it up a bit.
You can definitely use fresh or frozen peaches for this recipe. I used fresh yellow peaches, since it’s peach season, but it’s probably even easier to use frozen! Then you don’t have to peel and pit them. And then you have the bonus of being able to make peach bellini mocktails year-round and not having to wait for peach season.
This recipe could not be easier. Take the peaches, sugar, and ice, and blend it together until smooth. Once it’s done, add the club soda, blend some more. Pour into champagne glasses (or glass of your choice) and top with a garnish (I chose fresh thyme leaves). Sit outside and enjoy.
Frozen Peach Bellini Mocktail
- 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen peaches peeled and pitted, about the equivalent of 3 peaches
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1 1/4 cups club soda
- Fresh thyme for garnish
- Into a blender, add the peaches, sugar, and ice cubes. Blend until completely combined.
- Add the club soda and blend until combined.
- Pour into champagne glasses and top with a couple of sprigs of fresh thyme, if desired.