Peach Sorbet

Peach Sorbet

Summer is the perfect time to indulge in sweet, refreshing treats, and there’s nothing quite like a bowl of homemade Peach Sorbet to cool you down on a hot day. Using fresh, ripe peaches, sugar, and a touch of lemon juice, this sorbet is not only easy to make but also dairy-free and vegan-friendly. You can enjoy it on its own or pair it with your favorite toppings, such as fresh berries or a dollop of whipped cream.

Peach Sorbet 2

If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to traditional ice cream, this 3-ingredient Peach Sorbet is the perfect option. Not only is it lower in calories and fat, but it’s also packed with vitamins and minerals from the fresh fruit. Plus, it’s a great way to use up any peaches that are starting to get a little too ripe.

You don’t need an ice cream maker to make this easy dessert; just a blender or food processor and freezer would do. However, an ice cream machine does the trick if you prefer a smooth sorbet.

Peaches

Ingredients

Homemade Sorbet is fruit puree mixed with sugar and water or fruit juice mixed with sugar, without eggs, milk, or cream. It can contain a lot of sugar if you get it in ice cream shops or grocery stores, but when you make it at home, you can control the amount of sugar for a healthier version.

When it comes to making Peach Sorbet, you only need three ingredients. These ingredients are easy to find and can be prepared in just a few minutes. Here are the three ingredients needed to make a delicious Peach Sorbet:

Peaches

The main ingredient in Peach Sorbet is, of course, peaches. You will need about 1 1/2 lbs of peaches, sliced with the skin taken off. It is important to use ripe peaches to get the best flavor. If you can’t find fresh peaches, you can use frozen peaches instead. Just make sure they are thawed before using them.

Sugar

Next, you will need 6 tablespoons of granulated sugar. This will add sweetness to the sorbet and help it freeze properly.

Water

Finally, you will need 1 1/4 cup of water.

That’s it! With just these three simple ingredients, you can make a smooth, sweet, and refreshing Peach Sorbet that is perfect for a hot summer day.

Orange Liqueur (optional)

This will add a bit more depth of flavor and help with the freezing process!

That’s it! With just these three simple ingredients, you can make a smooth, sweet, and refreshing Peach Sorbet!

Peaches in a blender

Steps

Here’s how to make this homemade Peach Sorbet recipe:

1. Clean the fruit

Wash the peaches thoroughly under running water. Peel and core them and then slice them into large chunks.

2. Cook the pears

Put the chopped peaches and 1/2 cup water into a saucepan over medium heat and cook until the peaches are tender, stirring occasionally! This takes about 5-10 minutes.

3. Make the puree

Pour hot peaches with the liquid into a high-speed blender or food processor. Add the sugar, lemon juice and the rest of the water, and orange liqueur if you are using it, and puree at medium speed for a few seconds until you get consistent and smooth peach puree. This creates its own simple syrup so no need to add it in!

4. Freeze (skip this step if you’re using an ice cream maker)

Transfer this pureed sorbet mixture into a freezer-safe container or a shallow loaf pan (and cover tightly with plastic wrap) and place it in the freezer for about 4 hours.

After it’s completely frozen, keep the sorbet at room temperature to partially thaw it. Transfer it to the food processor for a minute or two (for a light, fluffy texture). Transfer the sorbet back into its container and refreeze for at least 3 hours.

5. Chill and transfer to the ice cream maker (skip this step if you’re not using an ice cream maker)

Place the pureed mixture into a large bowl in the refrigerator until it is chilled. Transfer the mixture to the chilled container of your ice-cream maker and make the creamy sorbet as per the manufacturer’s instructions.

You can start eating your sorbet immediately or keep it in the freezer for a couple of hours to firm it up.

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Equipment

You’ll need a large saucepan, blender and an ice cream maker for this recipe!

The Ice Cream maker to use!

You have to have an ice cream maker if you want to make ice cream or sorbet! I started making it using the Cuisinart ICE-100 Compressor Ice Cream and Gelato.

There is no faffing around with bowls in the freezer. When you are ready for ice cream, it’s ready. Just turn on the Cuisinart ice cream maker and go. In about 40 minutes, you have ice cream that you can eat right then, or you can put it in the freezer to harden up a bit more. Once done in, you’ll have about 1 litre of ice cream ready to devour!

Tips

Using Frozen Peaches

If you don’t have fresh peaches, you can use frozen peaches instead. Simply thaw the peaches before using them in the recipe.

Serving Suggestions

There are a variety of ways to serve Peach Sorbet. Here are a few ideas:

  • Serve the sorbet in a bowl with fresh peach slices on top
  • Top the sorbet with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon
  • Serve the sorbet in a cone for a fun summer treat
  • Pair the sorbet with a slice of pound cake or angel food cake

Experiment with different serving suggestions to find your favorite way to enjoy this delicious and refreshing treat!

Variations

You can add other fruits to the sorbet to create different flavors. For example, you can add raspberries, strawberries, or blueberries to the easy Peach Sorbet recipe. Simply puree the additional fruit with the peaches before freezing. You can also try adding herbs like mint or basil to the sorbet for a unique twist.

  1. Peach and Basil sorbet: Add a handful of fresh basil leaves to the Peach Sorbet mixture before blending. The basil adds a subtle, savory flavor that complements the sweetness of the peaches.
  2. Peach and Ginger sorbet: Add a few slices of fresh ginger to the Peach Sorbet mixture before blending. The ginger gives the sorbet a spicy kick that pairs well with the sweet peaches.
  3. Peach and Lemon sorbet: Add the juice and zest of one lemon to the Peach Sorbet mixture before blending. The lemon zest and juice adds a bright, citrusy flavor that balances out the sweetness of the peaches.
  4. Peach and Thyme sorbet: Add a few sprigs of fresh thyme to the Peach Sorbet mixture before blending. The thyme adds a subtle, earthy flavor that complements the sweetness of the peaches.
  5. Peach and Vanilla sorbet: Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the Peach Sorbet mixture before blending. The vanilla adds a warm, sweet flavor that enhances the natural sweetness of the peaches.
  6. Peach and Coconut sorbet: Add a cup of coconut milk to the Peach Sorbet mixture before blending. The coconut adds a creamy, tropical flavor that pairs well with the sweet peaches.
  7. Peach and Cardamom sorbet: Add a teaspoon of ground cardamom to the Peach Sorbet mixture before blending. The cardamom adds a warm, spicy flavor that pairs well with the sweetness of the peaches.
  8. Peach and Mint sorbet: Add a handful of fresh mint leaves to the Peach Sorbet mixture before blending. The mint adds a refreshing, herbaceous flavor that complements the sweetness of the peaches.

As you see, there are tons of combinations!!

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does Peach Sorbet last in the freezer?

If you store your sorbet in an airtight container or a properly covered container, it can last for up to a month in the freezer. And while it’s still safe to eat the sorbet beyond that, it starts becoming overly icy. With each scoop, you’re bound to get more ice crystals in your mouth.

Is Peach Sorbet vegan?

Yes, Peach Sorbet is vegan as it does not contain any animal products.

Is Peach Sorbet gluten-free?

Yes, Peach Sorbet is gluten-free as it does not contain any wheat or gluten-containing ingredients.

Can I use frozen peaches to make Peach Sorbet?

Yes, you can use frozen peaches to make Peach Sorbet. Just thaw the peaches before pureeing them and use the same amount as you would fresh peaches.

The cherry on top

Please make this when peaches are in season, because the flavor completely changes! It’s really easy to make and it tastes just like you are eating peaches, but colder! It’s a perfect summer treat!

You can also try different sorbet recipes using other fruits instead of peaches. Watermelon, mango, and raspberry are refreshing summer fruits and make an easy fruit sorbet with or without an ice cream maker. Take it up a notch and try fruit combinations!

Try a few of these other sorbets:

Here’s the Peach Sorbet recipe!

Peach Sorbet

Peach Sorbet

Summer is the perfect time to indulge in sweet, refreshing treats, and there's nothing quite like a bowl of homemade Peach Sorbet to cool you down on a hot day.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Chilling time 2 hours
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 scoops
Calories 76 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1½ pounds ripe peaches pitted, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1ÂĽ cup water
  • 6 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp orange liqueur (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Put the chopped peaches and 1/2 cup of the water into a saucepan over medium heat and cook until the peaches are tender, stirring occasionally! This takes about 15 minutes.
  • Pour hot peaches with the liquid into a blender.
  • Add the sugar, lemon juice and the rest of the water. Add the orange liqueur as well if you are using.
  • Puree until all combined.
  • Transfer to a bowl and chill in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight.
  • When ready, take it out of the fridge and make it in an ice cream maker according to manufacture's instructions.
  • Serve immediately or put in freezer to chill.

Nutrition

Serving: 1scoopCalories: 76kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 1gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.02gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 13mgPotassium: 105mgFiber: 1gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 277IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 0.3mg
Keyword peach, sorbet
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