This simple recipe delivers creamy, sweet sorbet without using an ice cream maker. It's a wonderful recipe for cling peach varieties. For an extra special touch, try this recipe using white peaches.

Fresh Peach Sorbet

This simple recipe delivers creamy, sweet sorbet without using an ice cream maker. It’s a wonderful recipe for cling peach varieties. For an extra special touch, try this recipe using white peaches.

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds fresh peaches
  • *3/4 cup simple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • Juice from a half of a fresh lemon
  • 2 drops almond extract
  • Pinch of salt

Directions

Place the chopped peaches in a food processor and process into a smooth puree. Pour the puree into a large bowl and stir in the remaining ingredients. (To intensify the taste, add additional simple syrup; to mellow, add more water.)

Pour the mixture into a 9-inch square baking pan, cover and freeze until solid, about 3 hours. When ready to serve, cut the frozen sorbet into small chunks. Transfer to a food processor and process until smooth and double in volume. Serve immediately or transfer to a container, seal and store in the freezer until needed.

Makes 4 servings.

*Note: To make simple syrup, combine equal parts sugar and water and simmer, stirring occasionally until sugar is dissolved. Cool before using. Store remainder in the refrigerator.