End of Summer Peach Sorbet
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Well it’s a little late in the summer but I finally got an ice cream maker! It’s one of those things that I’ve always thought would be nice to have but with my lack of storage space in the kitchen and history of purchasing kitchen appliances that never get used, I couldn’t really justify getting one. But lately I’ve gotten into reading so many yummy food blogs and I’ve seen lots of tempting photos and recipes for homemeade ice cream. It was Mae’s Blueberry Ice Cream that finally pushed me over the edge and I broke down and ordered the ice cream maker.

Since I still have some frozen peaches left in the freezer, the first thing I decided to make was some peach sorbet. I didn’t have a recipe but I adapted the mango sorbet recipe from the Cuisinart recipe booklet that came with the machine. It turned out really well! This recipe works for a 1 1/2 quart ice cream maker.

Peach Sorbet

4 C. fresh or frozen sliced peaches
2/3 C. sugar
1/2 C. corn syrup
1 T. fresh lemon juice

1. Defrost peaches if using frozen.
2. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and process until thick and smooth.
3. Freeze peach mixture in ice cream maker according to manufacturer instructions.
4. Sorbet should be thickened in about 25 minutes; Scoop sorbet into a freezer-safe container and freeze for a few hours.
5. Buon Appetito!

    On another note, if you’ve been here before, you might have noticed a few changes on my site today. Ok, so maybe a lot of changes. Let me know what you think!

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    22 Comments
    1. Jenny

      Mmmm looks yummy. I haven’t broken down and bought my ice cream maker yet. Hopefully I will remember this recipe when I finally get one!

      12:22 pm  Sep 6th, 2006
    2. bloglily

      I have that exact same ice cream maker and use it all the time. It’s so magical, putting things in and getting ice cream out. I have peaches in my freezer too and you’ve inspired me to use them for ice cream. The picture’s lovely — and your site looks very clean and inviting. Nice work! –BL

      4:03 pm  Sep 6th, 2006
    3. Nicole

      Thanks bloglily :-)

      7:20 pm  Sep 6th, 2006
    4. Jennifer

      Looks delicious! And don’t feel bad, we’ve had out ice cream maker since May and just made ice cream last week.

      12:14 am  Sep 7th, 2006
    5. Connie

      i know what you mean about the ice cream maker… i’ve been craving one recently. maybe they’re on sale now

      I like the new look!

      3:41 pm  Sep 7th, 2006
    6. Karina

      Oh, very yummy [the peachy ice cream and the new look!].

      5:15 pm  Sep 7th, 2006
    7. rhino

      Sometimes I hate you. I want fresh homemade peach sorbet. Maybe I’ll just have to go to Cup & Saucer to make up for it ;)

      6:35 pm  Sep 7th, 2006
    8. Lisa (Homesick Texan)

      The redesign looks amazing, Nicole! Very clean and fresh.

      10:16 pm  Sep 7th, 2006
    9. Brilynn

      Thanks for stopping by Jumbo Empanadas and leaving a comment!
      Your sorbet looks great, I’ve just gotten into ice cream making this summer after rescuing our ancient ice cream maker that probably hadn’t been used in about 12 years. I think the best one I’ve made so far has been coconut ice cream, sooo rich though!

      8:28 pm  Sep 8th, 2006
    10. Mary

      I love sorbets. And your peach sorbet is no exception. Your photographs are gorgeous – definitely a “good looking blog”.

      9:16 pm  Sep 8th, 2006
    11. Helene

      Hey Nicole! Thanks for visiting. I was reading your blog last night but was so mesmerized by all the recipes that I forgot to post a comment. I love the whole design of your blog, very cool!

      9:23 pm  Sep 8th, 2006
    12. Alanna

      This looks great, “it’s all about the peaches” … think I’ll wait for next year’s crop, however, this year’s we had the last of just this week.

      8:04 pm  Sep 9th, 2006
    13. Jen

      I think this will have to go on my list of things to make once I get an ice cream maker! Love peaches. Your blog looks great :D

      6:31 am  Sep 10th, 2006
    14. mysisterskitchen

      Nicole, I really like your style and I’m putting you on our blogroll over at My Sister’s Kitchen.

      bk of My Sister’s Kitchen

      9:07 pm  Sep 11th, 2006
    15. artisansweets

      Your photos are beautiful!

      10:52 pm  Sep 14th, 2006
    16. Mae

      Oh, Nicole! This is so perfect looking. Sorry for driving you over the edge and finally getting your ice cream maker! But equally, i’m not so sorry because i know, you’re enjoying your new baby and i’m sure there’s many more tempting recipes like this one that you’ll share with us. I love the depth of field on this photo!

      4:46 pm  Sep 25th, 2006
    17. Mae

      Oh, and i love the new look too!!!

      4:47 pm  Sep 25th, 2006
    18. Mr. Ringtones aka Pam

      Mniam, I like peaches.

      8:54 pm  Oct 12th, 2006
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    21. Ava

      I just discovered your website and i’ve fallen in love. This recipe looks delicious and i can’t wait to try it when the weather gets warmer. Just one question. There’s a link for Mae’s Blueberry Ice Cream, but when i click on it, doesn’t take me anywhere. I would love to try that recipe as well. Please help!

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