Simple Peach Sherbet

July 19, 2020  •  Desserts,

Happy National Ice Cream Day! A few weeks ago my sweetheart sent me a link to a NY Times recipe for making a simple peach sorbet using canned peaches. I thought that was genius. You freeze the whole can, which is already sweetened with heavy syrup, which also keeps the fruit from freezing too solid.I added a cup of vanilla yogurt to mine to make a sherbet, and the result was heaven. Took me all of 5 minutes to make this, and it was the perfect refreshment on a hot summer day.If you like the texture of soft serve ice cream, I urge you to eat a big bowl of this right after you make it (like the photo above) as it gets a lot more firm in the freezer. Alternatively, let it sit on the counter for a few minutes before serving it once you’ve frozen it. And for a real treat, top this with a Rosemary Simple Syrup.

Simple Peach Sherbet
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4
  • 1 16-ounce can slice peaches in heavy syrup
  • 8 ounces vanilla yogurt
  1. Freeze the entire can of peaches overnight.
  2. Remove both the top and bottom of the can of peaches, then carefully run hot water around the sides of the can so that the peaches slip out onto a cutting board. Cut the frozen peaches into chunks and add them to the bowl of a food processor along with the yogurt. Pulse several times, pushing down the peaches on the side until you are able to let the food processor run. Process until smooth.
  3. Serve immediately for soft serve or cover and freeze.

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