Thursday, July 24, 2008

Ice Cream of the Week: Fresh Peach Sorbet

In my attempts to keep up with my ice cream of the week pledge, and along with the growing guilt of eating so much deliciously fattening ice cream, it's time for something a little lighter. 'Tis the season for peaches, so there is no better way to put these delicious little fuzz balls to work than by transforming them into a luscious sorbet. I have to say that I hold peach sorbet very close to my heart...I do believe that I pretty much lived off the stuff when I had my wisdom teeth removed two summers ago. I honestly went through about a quart every two days, delicious. In my quest for the right recipe, I was very selective in the one I chose. One thing that I had a hard time with was that a great amount of the recipes I found consisted corn starch...and I think corn starch is kinda yucky. But with further research I realized that I could easily substitute honey for the corn starch.

Peach Sorbet

4 cups peeled and sliced peaches (about 4 medium peaches)
2/3 cup sugar (I used about 1/3 cup)
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend together. I suggest that you start by adding just a little bit of the sugar and add as much as desired.
Chill the mixture for about an hour.
Pour the mixture into your ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions, usually around 15-30 minutes. Once churned, transfer sorbet into a freezer safe container and freeze for about 3 hours to allow the sorbet to set.

The flavor of this was so wonderful, and while I know that sorbets are supposed to taste like their main ingredient, this sorbet really and truly tasted just like a frozen peach. It was not too sweet, so the true flavor of the peach really shone through. As mentioned above in the recipe, I was glad that I added the sugar in gradually while tasting along the way, some peaches may need more sugar than others. Since I found this recipe, I've already made this sorbet twice this week...I highly recommend you give this one a try. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Erin said...

Oh my gosh Amy. I want that. I might have to bring you some fresh peaches from a friend's farm :) They are seriously the BEST peaches I have EVER EVER had.