The recent arrival of peaches conjures up thoughts of all sorts of luscious peach desserts. From cobblers and crisps to Bellinis, and even a frozen treat or two, there are almost endless possibilities for this much adored stone fruit. With the intense heat wave that has settled in Broken Arrow and the rest of Oklahoma, a frozen treat like peach sorbet would be a much welcomed sight.
Unlike ice cream, sorbet contains no dairy products, simply fruit, sugar, water and other flavorings, if desired. It starts with a simple syrup that gets blended with fruit and flavorings until smooth. From there, it goes into an ice cream maker and then into the freezer until frozen. The hardest part about making sorbet is waiting for it to be ready!
This sorbet is infused with just a touch of fresh mint for just a hint of coolness. It can be omitted, if desired.
Find fresh peaches at Broken Arrow’s farmers’ market every Saturday from 8 a.m. – noon. The market is located at 418 South Main in downtown Broken Arrow.
Fresh Peach Sorbet
- 1 cup water
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 mint sprig
- 8 peaches, peeled and coarsely chopped and tossed with 2 tablespoons lemon juice
In a large saucepan, combine water and sugar. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring once or twice. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes or until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat, add mint sprig and steep for 5 minutes. Discard mint sprig.
Transfer simple syrup to a blender, add chopped peaches. Blend until smooth. Pour into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the instruction manual.
Makes 6 servings