Thursday, August 20, 2009

Peach Sorbet

If you only make one frozen concoction this summer, make it this. This cool, sweet peach sorbet will cure your ills and leave you refreshed and relaxed. And maybe sticky, but you won't mind because the flavor is so mind-blowingly peachtastic.

You don't even need an ice cream maker for this. Just buy some peaches and this sorbet will practically make itself. (Ok, it won't, but you can make it happen with minimal work on your part).

Here's what you do--

You'll need: an 8 x 8 baking pan (feel free to substitute a pan of comparable size)
a blender
Ingredients: 5 peaches, peeled, pitted and roughly diced
juice of one lemon
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 Tablespoon fruity liqueur (optional, it helps the sorbet to freeze smoothly)

Blend all of the ingredients until smooth. Pour this peachy sweet nectar of the gods into your baking pan. Freeze uncovered. After an hour, remove it from the freezer and whisk the liquid around. This adds air to the mixture, so that you'll get a light sorbet instead of a giant peach popsicle. Repeat the whisking 2 or 3 more times, freezing an hour between each time. Allow it to freeze at least an hour or two more with no whisking.

Remove the pan from the freezer about 15 minutes before you want to eat it and let it soften a bit. Scoop and eat! Delightful, no?


  1. That looks and sounds yummy, now if this weather would heat back up so I would feel like something cold. I am sure to try this recipe once it does!

  2. If you like mango, this is a recipe we've been loving this summer. It tastes like you really went to a lot of trouble to make it! Ha!

  3. Natasha-I hope you get some warm weather so that you can squeeze some more ice cream eating into this summer.

    Sue-I love mangoes, but never end up making anything with them because my husband is allergic to them. I guess I could make some mango ice cream and eat it all myself. That doesn't sound like such a bad idea actually!


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