I made these refreshing Peach Bellinis using SPLENDA® Brand Sweeteners as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #SplendaSweeties #SweetSwaps
Georgia may officially be known as The Peach State, but the real peach state in the southeast is South Carolina. South Carolina is second only to California in peach production and we have peach farms galore in our neck of the woods.
During the summer months, with an abundance of fresh peaches available, I like to think of as many ways as I can to use them. As much as I love cobblers, there are only so many cobblers you can eat in a summer.
This June has been one of the hottest on record and one of my favorite ways to cool off is with an icy cold mocktail.
These Frozen Peach Bellinis are a delicious blend of peaches (I used fresh, but freeze them briefly to make a super cold and refreshing drink), sparkling apple juice, SPLENDA® Sugar Blend, and a little lime juice to balance the sweetness.
You get all the flavor and bubbly goodness of a bellini without the alcohol so your kids can enjoy them too.
A cold, fruity, sweet drink really helps during those dog days of summer. And with the bubbliness of these bellinis, they are perfect for a special occasion or 4th of July celebration.
Using SPLENDA® Sugar Blend really helps reduce the amount of sugar in these drinks. SPLENDA® Sugar Blend is a combination of sugar and SPLENDA® Brand Sweetener and it can be used in pretty much any recipe that calls for sweetness. Baked goods, sweet and spicy recipes, smoothies, and beverages- you name it. It has twice the sweetness of just plain sugar so you’ll use half the amount called for in a recipe. If a recipe calls for 1 cup sugar, you’ll use 1/2 cup SPLENDA® Sugar Blend.
SPLENDA® Sugar Blend offers the sweetness of sugar without all the calories. Making Sweet Swaps like using SPLENDA® Sugar Blend means you can enjoy your favorite sweet treats all summer long with none of the guilt.
Beat the heat with a Frozen Peach Bellini Mocktail. They are cool and refreshing and take advantage of ripe and juicy, in-season peaches!
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Frozen Peach Bellini Mocktails are a cool and refreshing drink to beat the summer heat and can be enjoyed by the whole family.
- 2 ripe peaches, peeled and sliced (or you can use frozen)
- 1 cup sparkling apple juice, plus more for serving
- 2 teaspoons SPLENDA® Sugar Blend
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- Place sliced peaches in freezer for 1 hour.
- Combine peaches, 1 cup sparkling apple juice, SPLENDA® Sugar Blend, and lime juice in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into 2 glasses and add about 1/2 inch of additional sparkling apple juice.
Depending on the sweetness of your peaches and your personal taste you may want to use more or less SPLENDA® Sugar Blend. Start with 1 teaspoon and add more if desired.