Oh yum. This is no-fat, yummy eating for you all! And…it couldn’t be easier as far as making a frozen dessert. And if you love peaches, you will ADORE this.
August is National Peach month and peaches are in an abundance right now so all of the #FoodieExtravanza bloggers are sharing our favorite Peach recipes. This is mine, and I am loving it. I hope you will too!
4 cups of sliced peaches (see step one)*
2 cups water
1 1/2 cups sugar
pinch of salt
Here is the process:
- Bring a saucepan of water to a rolling boil. Gently lower the peach into the boiling water. Leave it there for 30 seconds.Use a spoon to remove the peach from the hot water, and plunge it into a large bowl of ice water.After 10 seconds or so, grab the peach, and pinch a piece of skin to get started; then simply peel. The skin will slip off easily. If it doesn’t, peel peaches the normal way, with a knife; Slice in half, remove the pit and slice each half into slices or chunks.*Measure out 4 cups (You can use the rest, if there are leftovers, for smoothies).
- Prepare a simple syrup with the water and sugar by
combining both in a medium saucepan set over
medium-low heat. Cook mixture until the sugar is
- Once the simple syrup is ready, add the salt and the
peaches. Using an immersion blender, blend the
mixture until smooth. In batches, push mixture through a mesh sieve (I use my metal strainer) helping it a bit with a rubber spatula. Cover and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours, or
- When ready to make the sorbet, process according to the ice cream manufacturer instructions for 15-20 minutes (Since I have a Cuisinart ice-cream maker,
I turn it on and pour the mixture into the frozen bowl). Serve now for a soft sorbet, or freeze in a container until it’s a firmer consistency- usually
about 2 hours or so. Let it sit out for 15 minutes to soften before you serve it again.
Just saying, if you served a scoop of this in a champagne glass with some Prosecco over it…yes, I would drink that!
I would also eat this on a stick. So if you have a popsicle maker, the puree would do well in that kind of situation too- and the kiddos would LOVE it!
IF you want some more peach-loving ideas for recipes, check out these great ideas!
- Halloumi Freekeh Peach Salad by Food Lust People Love
- Honey Peach Ice Cream by Tara’s Multicultural Table
- Mini Peaches and Cream French Toast Casserole by Cookaholic Wife
- Peach and Orange Smoothie by Sneha’s Recipe
- Peach BBQ Sauce by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Peach Crumble Bars by Palatable Pastime
- Peach Panna Cotta by Caroline’s Cooking
- Peach Sorbet by Hardly A Goddess
- Peach Tomato Salad with Herb Vinaigrette by Culinary Adventures with Camilla