This peach sorbet homemade ice cream is a great addition to your summer dessert rotation. Perfect for an outdoor barbecue.
Sorbet...sounds fancy, doesn’t it? Sounds expensive and foreign, right? This delicious, icy confection is said to have started in Renaissance Europe, but it didn’t remain there.
It swiftly became a world-wide sensation. It is one of the first frozen treats every made and has been enjoyed by the multitudes (in some form) for generations.
And, it is actually quite simple…two main ingredients…fruit and sugar. Yep…you heard it here…super easy. This recipe also adds a touch of lemon juice but it is primarily peach and sugar.
Peach Sorbet Homemade Ice Cream (Electric Ice Cream Maker)
In the deep South you will find an electric ice cream maker is considered an essential household appliance to those of us who appreciate home made ice cream, sherbet, or sorbet.
They are easy to operate, and you just follow the manufacturer’s directions. You can buy them at Walmart, other department stores, or online.
Quick tips about making homemade ice cream
Ice cream salt or rock salt as it is often called is used rather than table salt because it lowers the freezing temperature of the ingredients. Mix the rock salt with ice. This forms a saltwater slush around the ice cream or sorbet, cooling the base enough it will thicken and freeze before the ice can melt.
It seems strange that the half-melting salt water can actually be colder than ice cubes…but it works! Thus, people have been enjoying this frozen dessert for ages.
Other homemade ice creams we love!
- Orange pineapple homemade ice cream
- Strawberry sherbet homemade ice cream
- Pineapple homemade ice cream
Peach Sorbet Homemade Ice Cream
- Electric ice cream maker
- 4 medium peaches ripe, peeled and cut into chunks
- 1/2 cup water
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the water, sugar and lemon juice. Cook while stirring until the sugar is completely dissolved.
- Carefully pour the liquid into the blender. (If using a glass blender pitcher, cool the liquid slightly prior to pouring to avoid a temperature shock to the glass.)
- Place the peaches in the blender over the liquid.
- Cover the blender and process until the peaches are completely smooth.
- Allow the mixture to cool completely.
- Transfer the peach mixture to the bowl of an electric ice cream maker. Make the sorbet according to the manufacturer's directions.
- When the sorbet consistency is reached, move the sorbet from the ice cream maker’s bowl to an airtight freezer container.
- Freeze until firm (several hours).
- If the sorbet is too icy to scoop, allow to rest on the counter for 5 minutes prior to serving.