I Can’t Believe It’s Not Ice Cream!Posted: August 11, 2010
Today was another scorcher around here, on top of which the electricity went off and with it the air conditioning. Hot! The perfect day to enjoy a cool treat like ice cream. Except, of course, no cream in this ice cream!
It’s actually sorbet, which is a wonderful concoction made mostly of frozen crushed fruit and sugar. This particular recipe, made with peaches, resulted in a sorbet so smooth and creamy, you’d swear it was really ice cream! And, despite a lot less sugar than most recipes call for, it’s perfectly sweetened and bursting with lots of peach flavor. A lot of credit goes to the fact that the peaches are almost as fresh as you can get – we picked them right off the tree over the weekend.
You can fiddle around with the amount of sugar, depending on your taste, but I thought it was plenty sweet, and I think I even used less sugar than is written here. So haul out the ice cream maker and get busy! Your efforts will be well rewarded in the end.
Creamy Peach Sorbet
4 cups peach slices
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
3/4 cup sugar
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until peaches are thoroughly crushed and smooth and ingredients are well combined. Refrigerate until cold. Place in ice cream maker, and follow ice cream maker directions. Freeze for several hours before serving.
Easy, delicious – and dairy-free! What’s not to like?!
Oh, and one other note: my Berry Crisp recipe is AWESOME made with fresh peaches. Try it!