Peach Sherbet

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Recipe for Peach Sherbet. Use peaches that are soft and fragrant for this sweet refreshing treat.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh peaches, peeled, pitted, and cut into wedges
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 2/3 cup sugar

Directions

  1. Makes About 1 Quart (can be doubled for half-gallon machines)
  2. 1. Place the peaches, lemon juice, and salt in a blender and blend until fairly smooth, scraping down the sides of the canister as necessary.
  3. 2. Warm 1 1/2 cups of the milk in a medium saucepan set over low heat. Stir in the sugar until dissolved. Pour into the blender with the peach purée; add the remaining 1 cup of milk. Blend until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a medium bowl and refrigerate until cold, about 4 hours, or overnight.
  4. 3. Whisk the mixture again and freeze in your ice cream machine according to the manufacturer's instructions. Serve at once - or transfer to a large container, seal well, and store in the freezer fro up to 1 month; soften at room temperature for 5 minutes before serving.
  5. Nectarine Sherbet - Substitute ripe nectarines for peaches.
  6. Customize It!
  7. 2 tablespoons white crème de cacao
  8. 2 tablespoons white crème de menthe
  9. 2 tablespoons hazelnut syrup
  10. 2 tablespoons Orgeat or almond syrup
  11. 2 tablespoons peach schnapps
  12. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
  13. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  14. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
  15. 1 teaspoon maple flavoring
  16. 1 teaspoon rum extract
  17. Add any of the following to the blender with the peach or nectarine puree: