Peach Sorbet for #BeatTheHeat #SundaySupper

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
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  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup water
  • 6 ripe medium-sized peaches, peeled, pitted, and chopped
  • Juice from ½ a lemon
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Transfer the sorbet to a freezer safe container. Freeze for at least 2 hours. Serve and enjoy!

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  1. Baker Street says

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

  2. says

    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 !

    • says

      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.

  3. says

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

    • says

      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.

  4. says

    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!

  5. says

    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.

    • says

      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.

  6. says

    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.

    • says

      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.

  7. (@foodpornonline) says

    Based on your delicious peach sorbet photos, we’d like to invite you to submit your food photos on a Food Photography site so our readers can enjoy your creations.
    It is absolutely free and fun to make others hungry!

  8. says

    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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