Peach Sorbet for #BeatTheHeat #SundaySupper

by Renee on July 15, 2012

Peach Sorbet

This summer has been super hot and dry. Well, except when it rains for three minutes and creates an outdoor steam room. The area I am in has had very high temperatures and a drought. It recently hit a record high of 106 degrees. The trees are stressing and already dropping leaves. Gardening and yard work are difficult in the heat. A nice frosty-cold treat like peach sorbet helps me to cool down and beat the heat.

Fresh local peaches have been available at the farmers market. Every time I have a juicy, sweet peach I think of my dad making peaches and cream when I was a kid. He would slice them into a bowl, add a little sugar, and pour cream on top. It was a simple dessert taking advantage of the season’s bounty. It also did not require using the oven and heating up the kitchen.

Peach sorbet is also a simple dessert. It only takes a few minutes of cooking time to dissolve the sugar. Once the mixture is cooked, chilled, and blended, it is ready for the ice cream maker. The kitchen stays cool and you have a frozen treat to enjoy. My husband said it is like a big frozen peach. True, except a little “fluffier” and easier to scoop.

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What is your favorite sorbet flavor? I want to make more and could use some suggestions. Perhaps a blend of fruits or using fresh herbs. Something different and tasty. I have a feeling I will be needing lots of frozen treats this super hot summer. Stay cool!

Peach Sorbet

Peach Sorbet

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 6 ripe medium-sized peaches, peeled, pitted, and chopped
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon

In a medium saucepan, heat the sugar and water over medium-high heat until sugar has dissolved and the liquid is clear. Add the chopped peaches and lemon juice and stir to combine. Remove the mixture from the heat and cool to room temperature. Refrigerate mixture for at least 8 hours.

Place the mixture in a blender and blend until smooth. Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Transfer the sorbet to a freezer safe container. Freeze for at least 2 hours. Serve and enjoy!

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Baker Street July 15, 2012 at 5:32 am

Your peach sorbet looks incredible! And the recipe is so so simple! Think I’ll give this a try next weekend :)

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Renee July 16, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Thanks. It is the first sorbet I have made and if I knew it was this easy I would have made it long ago.

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sunithi July 15, 2012 at 7:40 am

ooh ! looks lovely and so simple !! Love that you used fresh peaches :) Think I need to get an icecream maker ! Love the placemat ! Thanks for sharing !

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Renee July 16, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Thanks! The placemat is actually a dish towel from my Oma in Germany. I have no idea how old it is. Has to be 50 years or more.

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Liz July 15, 2012 at 7:45 am

Peaches are my favorite summer treat! Your sorbet looks just perfect to beat the heat of the summer! Wonderful idea for #SundaySupper!!!

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Renee July 16, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Thanks Liz!

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Jen @ Juanita's Cocina July 15, 2012 at 7:53 am

You know me and peaches! I love this! Thank you for participating in this week’s #SundaySupper!

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Renee July 16, 2012 at 8:33 pm

You were the one who inspired me to use peaches – after the peach week on your blog. I had a major craving for them because of you.

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Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes July 15, 2012 at 8:09 am

Great, flavorful summer peaches and no cream.. this is my kind of ice cream! It looks amazing!

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Renee July 16, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Thanks Paula!

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Family Foodie July 15, 2012 at 9:11 am

This looks amazing Renee! Love the photography and the color combination! Just beautiful. I am so glad you are such a big part of #SundaySupper. I don’t know what I would do without you!

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Renee July 16, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Thank you so much Isabel! I really enjoy everything about #SundaySupper and am proud to be a part of it.

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Terry July 15, 2012 at 9:36 am

Pretty. Bet it’s yummy, too

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Renee July 16, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Oh yes! Quite yummy.

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Alaiyo July 15, 2012 at 9:37 am

I love anything peach, and peach ice cream is one of my favorite things in the world to eat. I agree with Isabel: your photos are just beautiful.

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Renee July 16, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Thanks Alaiyo. I am really trying to improve my photography. I know I have come a long way since I started this blog.

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CJ at Food Stories July 15, 2012 at 10:35 am

This would be great for peach ice cream day coming up on the 17th :-)

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Renee July 16, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Thanks for the heads up on peach ice cream day. Now to write down a reminder to tweet about it.

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Suzi July 15, 2012 at 10:42 am

Definitely a treat to beat the heat. I love the color, peaches are yummy.

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Renee July 16, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Thanks Suzi!

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Soni July 15, 2012 at 10:49 am

Ooh love peaches and can totally imagine the lovely flavor in this sorbet!So easy to make and perfect for this hot summer :)

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Renee July 16, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Thank you Soni! It was very easy and I know I will make it and other flavors of sorbet again soon.

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Heather @girlichef July 15, 2012 at 11:01 am

It’s been the same way around here – UGH! This sorbet sounds like the epitome of Summer – juicy peaches and cold treats – perfect!

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Renee July 16, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Thanks Heather. I hope there will be a break in the heat and drought soon. Until then we have the frozen treats to cool down with.

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Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious July 15, 2012 at 11:01 am

This is absolutely perfect! It’s super refreshing and I get to use up my overripe peaches too!

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Renee July 16, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Yes, perfect for using up overripe peaches. Enjoy!

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diabeticFoodie July 15, 2012 at 11:44 am

Nothing says summer like fresh peaches! When I was growing up, we had a gas station near our house that sold ice cream. They had the best peach and lemon ice cream you ever tasted.

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Renee July 16, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Peach and lemon ice cream – yum! I’ll have to make that sometime instead of the sorbet. Great suggestion.

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Laura @ Family Spice July 15, 2012 at 11:49 am

I love peaches and I love sorbet! This is perfect to beat the heat!

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Renee July 16, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Thanks Laura!

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Cindys Recipes July 15, 2012 at 12:21 pm

I love peaches and sorbet, so its definitely win win!

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Renee July 16, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Thank you Cindy. It has been a great treat for us here this last week.

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Dorothy at ShockinglyDelicious July 15, 2012 at 1:22 pm

I’m off to the Farmers Market to get peaches!

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Renee July 16, 2012 at 8:42 pm

I hope you had fun at the market and found some peaches. Going to the farmers market is one of my favorite things to do.

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Elizabeth @Mango_Queen July 15, 2012 at 2:43 pm

I love peaches and in sorbet it’s irresistible ! Thanks for sharing your Sunday Supper!

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Renee July 16, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Thanks Elizabeth!

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Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips July 15, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Mmm, I’d love to try this with some Riesling or Prosecco for the water.

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Renee July 16, 2012 at 8:43 pm

Ohhhh, interesting suggestion. I may have to give that a try too.

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Jamie (Mama.Mommy.Mom) July 15, 2012 at 10:08 pm

I was just talking to my sister about how I wanted to make peach sorbet! This looks great.

Jamie @ http://www.mamamommymom.com

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Renee July 16, 2012 at 8:43 pm

Thanks Jamie! I hope you will and satisfy your craving.

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Kim Bee July 15, 2012 at 10:28 pm

I am trying to do a I Dream of Jeannie move right now so I can be there and eat this ice cream right now but it’s not working.

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Renee July 16, 2012 at 8:44 pm

I keep wondering when they will invent a way to reach into the screen to grab something to eat.

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Amy Kim July 15, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Wow…4 ingredients? I’m definitely making this! Thanks for sharing!

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Renee July 16, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Thanks Amy. It is nice not to have to have a large list of ingredients. Simple recipes are so great.

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Jennie @themessybakerblog July 16, 2012 at 9:07 am

Renee, I love peach sorbet. Yours looks beautiful. 106 degrees? Wowza! It’s hot here in Baltimore, too. I’m ready to move to Alaska.

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Renee July 16, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Yep, it hit 106 degrees and it was awful. Even with the drought it was somewhat humid and it made it even worse. I was ready to head to Alaska too.

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Carla July 16, 2012 at 9:26 am

Sounds simple enough! It just screams summer :)

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Renee July 16, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Thanks Carla!

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Joy July 16, 2012 at 8:51 pm

I wish I had that right now . It looks so GOOD !!

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Renee July 18, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Thanks Joy! I am so glad you mom gave me the recipe.

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Debra Elliott July 16, 2012 at 11:03 pm

Yummy! Thanks for stopping by.

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Renee July 18, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Thank you Debra

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Renee July 16, 2012 at 11:49 pm

Love four ingredient recipes, especially when one of those ingredients is peaches! Fantastic idea. :)

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Renee July 18, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Thanks Renee! The simple recipes are so great.

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Lane @ Supper for a Steal July 17, 2012 at 8:28 am

Mmm next time I pick up a few peaches I know what I will be making with them. Love finding new easy recipes for my ice cream maker.

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Renee July 18, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Thanks Lane!

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amy @ fearless homemaker July 17, 2012 at 2:23 pm

i absolutely love peaches + this looks so good, renee – what a fab picture!

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Renee July 18, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Thanks Amy!

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patsy July 17, 2012 at 10:02 pm

I love how simple this is to make, which makes it so much easier to enjoy on the hot days we’ve been having!

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Renee July 18, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Thank you Patsy. It has been wonderful to have as a cool treat on these hot afternoons.

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Tora Estep July 18, 2012 at 8:47 am

Looks gorgeous, and I bet it’s amazing. I love sorbets. I really really really need to get an ice cream maker.

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Renee July 18, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Oh yes Tora! Everyone should have an ice cream maker.

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Renee July 19, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Thank you. I will head over to you site and check it out.

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Anita at Hungry Couple August 1, 2012 at 11:51 pm

OMG, I’ve just got to get an ice cream maker because this looks so good and cool and refreshing. New York has been steamy, too, and I could just see myself standing at the kitchen counter eating this all up. :)

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