While living in Munich we loved to go down to the ice cream places and try out the different flavours. I particularly loved the sorbets. I am a big fan of having a small portion of good quality ice cream often during the summer. But it is not easy to come by out here in the Danish countryside. So I decided to try and make my own with fruits from the garden. So here is the first attempt with peaches. Enjoy 😀
500g peaches fresh (approx 5-6 good size peaches)
Juice from 1/2 a lemon
Set a pot of water to boil. Score the bottom of the peaches and put them in the boiling water for 15 seconds. Move peaches straight over into cold water and peel off skin.
Tip: use a collander and do a smaller amount at a time moving the peaches from the hot to the cold water quickly with the collander.
Remove pits, add to foodprocessor or blender, add lemon juice and puree till smooth.
Add 300ml water and sugar to a pot. Melt the sugar and bring to full boil for 5 min. Allow to cool.
Mix 250ml of the sirup into the pureed peaches and taste. If it is not sweet enough add a bit more. How much of the sirup you add depends on how sweet the peaches are as well as personal taste.
Place in fridge for at least 3 hours.
Freeze sorbet in ice cream machine according to manufacturers description. My machine suggests to freeze for 60 min but I prefer to set it to 40 min and then remove the smooth but soft sorbet and put it in a container in the freezer till we want some. Leave the sorbet out on the table for 10 min before portioning it out.
Please share your own photos and experience with peach and other homemade sorbets.
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