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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

A recipe for homemade peach sorbet using fresh peaches. A delicious frozen treat for summer or any time of the year.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Author Renee


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

Recipe Notes

A recipe for homemade peach sorbet using fresh peaches. A delicious frozen treat for summer or any time of the year.

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Sunday 14th of February 2016

Jun03janesmom Jane made this for my friends yeatredsy. they wanted it order dessert at the restaurant but I told them Jane was making dessert. That's all they needed to know and they were out the door of the restaurant before we were. She didn't let us down, this was so elegant looking and delicious!! thanks Jane.

Anita at Hungry Couple

Wednesday 1st of August 2012

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. :) (@foodpornonline)

Wednesday 18th of July 2012

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!


Thursday 19th of July 2012

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

Tora Estep

Wednesday 18th of July 2012

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


Wednesday 18th of July 2012

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


Tuesday 17th of July 2012

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


Wednesday 18th of July 2012

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