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!
- ¾ cup sugar
- ¾ cup water
- 6 ripe medium-sized peaches, peeled, pitted, and chopped
- Juice from ½ 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!