Fresh Peach Sorbet
Fresh peach sorbet made with just four simple ingredients. It’s dairy-free, refined sugar-free and you don’t need an ice cream machine to make it!
Last summer Brandon and I discovered the most amazing little ice cream shop nearby in Oakland. We were shopping in the area and decided to pop-in for a taste of their homemade soft serve and I kid you not, it was the best ice cream I’ve ever had in my life.
Given, I’m partial to soft serve so that automatically earned them a few points but really it was the fresh ingredients that blew me away. They sourced their milk from a local Northern California pasture based farm and the peaches that were blended into that batch tasted like they had just been picked the day before.
Sadly the day that we discovered that little gem was one of the last before they closed their doors. I wanted so badly to petition for them to stay open but the owners, a husband and wife team that made and served the ice cream themselves, said that they wanted to spend more time with their family. There’s no arguing with that!
Needles to say, I’ve been craving fresh peach ice cream for over a year now so it’s reached a point where I have to take matters into my own hands.
I honestly can’t remember the last time I had dairy milk in my refrigerator so rather than go buy some, I opted to make a simple sorbet using Blue Diamond’s Vanilla Almond Coconut Milk.
It has a texture that’s somewhat similar to coconut milk but without the extra calories or saturated fat so it makes for a perfectly light and creamy sorbet.
I also decided to forgo using an ice cream maker because it’s not really necessary in this case. All you have to do is chop up some ripe peaches, freeze them for a few hours in the freezer and then blend them up in a food processor (or a blender) along with the almond milk, honey, and a touch of lemon zest.
At that point you’ll have a sorbet that’s good enough to eat but not quite firm enough to scoop. You have to freeze it for just a little while longer but once it’s firmed up a bit, that’s it. It’s ready for scoopin’! :)
If you find yourself among a few ripe peaches, you definitely have to give this one a try. It’s easy, healthy and so delicious! Enjoy, friends!
Fresh Peach Sorbet
Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10
Total Time: 10
5 medium-size ripe peaches (approx. 4 cups)
2 tablespoons raw honey*
1/4 cup vanilla almond milk
2 teaspoons lemon zest
Remove the pits from the peaches and then roughly dice into 1” cubes. Transfer them to a freezer bag or freezer-safe container then place them in the freezer and allow them to freeze for at least 6 hours or overnight.
Once they are frozen, remove them from the freezer and transfer to a food processor. You might have to let them defrost for 10 minutes or so so they are able to break loose. Add the honey, almond milk and lemon zest to the processor as well then blend until smooth.
Next transfer the mixture to a freezer safe container and then smooth it down with a spoon or spatula. Seal the container and place in the freezer for at least 4 hours then serve cold and enjoy!
*Substitute agave nectar for vegan version
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