This Peach Sorbet made with fresh, ripe, juicy peaches is the perfect way to cool off during the summer! Only four simple ingredients are needed to make this simple, delightful treat!
If you are looking for a delicious way to cool off during these hot summer days look no further than this Peach Sorbet! It’s bursting with flavor from fresh, juicy peaches. Plus, it only requires four ingredients, so it’s super easy too. A total win-win during the dog days of summer!
I have had an ice cream maker for five years and have never made sorbet until just a few weeks ago! I had no idea how much I was missing out!
The first flavor I made was Fresh Strawberry Sorbet, and it was amazing! I quickly began thinking of other flavors to try. Because it’s peach season right now, peach sorbet seemed to be the natural choice!
How to Make Peach Sorbet
Sorbet is different from ice cream in that it doesn’t contain any cream or dairy. It usually consists of simple ingredients like fresh fruit, water, sugar, lemon or lime juice, and corn syrup.
For peach sorbet, you’ll want about 10 fresh peaches. Be sure to remove the skins by either using a vegetable peeler, or by blanching and peeling them. Click this link to see an easy tutorial on How to Blanch and Peel Peaches.
If your peaches are not ripe, I suggest using the vegetable peeler. If your peaches are nice and ripe, then blanching them will get the skins to just slide right off.
Once you’ve removed the skins, just slice each peach about twelve times. Then you can easily remove the slices by holding the peach in your hand and twisting it. This is easier than cutting the peach in half and then trying to remove the pit, especially if you’ve happened to get “cling stone” peaches.
Then just drop the sliced peaches into a blender or food processor along with 4-6 tablespoons of fresh lemon or lime juice, some sugar and some corn syrup, and blend until everything is thick and smooth.
At this point, you can just leave the sorbet mixture in the blender or food processor and put it in your refrigerator for at least an hour to chill.
When you’re ready to make the sorbet, pour the mixture into your ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer’s directions.
(If you don’t have an ice cream maker, they are well worth the investment! But I only recommend one kind! Read my post Which Ice Cream Maker is the Best to find out which brand works great every time, and which brands are a complete waste of your money.)
Once the sorbet has reached soft-serve consistency, it is ready to be removed from the ice cream maker and transferred to an airtight container. Freeze for several hours or overnight.
Can you make sorbet without an ice cream maker?
The answer is yes, but it may be as hard as a rock! An ice cream maker is important because it infuses air into the sorbet, which gives it a light texture. If you simply pour the sorbet mixture into a container and freeze it, it will be like a popsicle and you will have trouble scooping it out of the container! However, you do have the option of letting it sit out and soften up a bit before you try to scoop it.
For detailed step-by-step pictures of how to make a fruit sorbet, be sure to check out my post for Fresh Strawberry Sorbet.
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- 10 peaches, peeled, pitted, and sliced
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup corn syrup
- 4-6 tablespoons fresh lime or lemon juice
- Add the peaches, sugar, corn syrup, and lime or lemon juice to a blender or food processor. Pulse to chop, then turn to high speed until everything is smooth.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.
- Add to your ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer's directions. Sorbet is ready when it reaches soft-serve consistency.
- Remove from the ice cream maker and transfer to an airtight container. Freeze for several hours or overnight.