Summer is here! Like, really actually 80 degrees everyday, here. Every summer I have huge plans for myself. A big trip, picking berries every week, a garden finally, pickling, canning, basically a new fun activity every waking moment. But, usually my Summer’s are kind of disappointing. Granted, I’ve been living in a city off and on during summers for the past 6 years so half the time I’m no where near nature. But I’m not in a city this summer, no more smelly street garbage for me! And, I started a garden. So, the prospects are very high for a great summer. Ideal summer this year looks like: being near the ocean once a week (at least!), gardening and cooking my vegetables, one fun trip, swimming A LOT, farmers market every Sunday, pickling, canning and storing all my heart desires, planting flowers, making ice cream, custard and THIS SORBET (I just got an ice cream machine!), and most importantly having lots of dinner/lunch/afternoon snack/ cocktail parties! Wow, haha, maybe my most ambitious summer yet…..
This week was the hottest yet, 95 degrees. After a long week of cool rainy days it was a nice surprise. I went to the market and got a big bag of fragrant ripe white peaches. Standing in the kitchen of my new house in the warm sun, listening to Otis Redding and biting a peach until juice runs down my face was pretty amazing. One of those moments in life where you stop and realize that this is a moment. It’s hard to recognize moments like that sometimes, I’m glad I felt it. Maybe one of the reasons a summer has never meet my expectations is I didn’t have an ice cream machine. Yup. I’m blaming that. Since I’ve never had one I became a fan of ice cream and sorbet recipes that didn’t require one. This is one of those recipes, it has only four ingredients and is so simple on a summer night. I did finally buy an ice cream machine this week so my life might change but honestly I will always favor an easy recipe that leaves more time to eat peaches in the sun.
Simple White Peach Sorbet
- 8 very ripe small/medium white peaches
- 4 tablespoons of granulated sugar (you can add more if you want, see below)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 3/4 cup of water
- Peel and cut up peaches (discarding pit) and put on parchment lined tray. Freeze for at least an hour (or more) until firm.
- Mix the sugar into the water until roughly dissolved. Add the peaches, water and sugar mixture and lemon juice into a blender. Blend a high until smooth (if you taste it and want it to be sweeter you can dissolve a tablespoon or more into a small amount of water and add it in at this point).
- Pour mixture into a freezer safe container with a tight sealed lid. Freeze for a few hours or overnight. It has a beautiful texture. Keep up to 3-4 days.
Note: Might need to let it defrost a little bit or warm for a few seconds in the microwave before scooping out if you freeze overnight.