I recently learned that fresh local peaches can easily be transformed into a delicious frozen treat. I used my ice cream maker to make this recipe, and it gave me yet another reason to be thrilled that I bought one just a few months ago. I seriously doubt I will ever buy ice cream (or sorbet) out of a box again. The machine is incredibly easy to use. You literally just flip a switch and 15 to 20 minutes later…voila! Not to mention that you can control exactly what ingredients go into each recipe.
Also, check out our recipe for Homemade Maple Pecan Ice Cream.
53 thoughts on “Homemade Peach Sorbet”
So easy and delicious. Wanted to purchase the recommended machine and found it on sale in pink. We have a local orchard and this will be a repeat dessert. Want to try other fruits too, now! Has anyone tried banana?
I made this last night, and today it’s way too hard! I did some research, and it seems that if you add less sugar, your sorbet comes out less scoop-able. I’m surprised that nobody who made this recipe mentioned that..
You can let it defrost a while (sitting out on the counter) to soften up before eating if it’s too hard.
This was delicious! So yummy and refreshing, and I love that I didn’t need to peel the peaches first. Definitely a keeper!
Can you tell me what type of Ice Cream maker you used? The traditional one with adding ice and salt or did you use something different? I would like one that isn’t so messy.
Hi. Here is Lisa’s machine: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003KYSLMW?tag=100dayofreafo-20
Without scrolling through all the comments… Can you tell me what ice cream maker was used? I have looked on Amazon and tried to compare and got so frustrated I decided to stop even looking!
Hi Krissa, Lisa used this one: https://amzn.to/2ZbmHG9
Is it possible to make this without an icecream maker?
Hi there. We’ve not done so but you can make sorbets without the machine. This might guide you: http://www.cosmopolitan.com/food-cocktails/news/a29095/easy-ice-cream-and-sorbet-recipes/. Stick with Lisa’s ingredients, though. ;)
I just tried this recipe but substituted 1.5 cups of frozen strawberries. It was pretty cold so I skipped putting it in the ice cream maker. So good. Thanks for the recipe.
Wow that was amazing! I don’t really like peach skins, so I never buy them, but I love nectarines, so I made this with them and it turned out so yummy! My kids loved it. My son has dairy allergies and getting ice cream for him is so expensive and I never get around to making it for him. This was so easy. He said, “This is the best sorbet ever!” We will definitely making more soon! Thank you!
This might be the best thing that ever happened to me. I’ve made it several times and even the teenager enjoyed it. Thanks Real Food team!
Can you make this using blueberries or strawberries? if yes, how many cups of fruit would I use?
Hi Leila. I’ve made this with raspberries and did not change any measurements.
How many cups of berries did you use?
Hi again. Sorry. :) I’d say about 1-1 1/2 packed cups. You can add more if the consistency is not what you’d like.
Thank you :)
so you use 4 raspberries??? How many cupws of raspberries do you use?
I mentioned above 1-1.5 cups packed.
How many strawberries would you need to use?
1-1.5 cups packed.
Does anyone know how to make this without a ice cream machine?
Hi Ruthanne. You just need a blender for this one. :)
It would probably work without an ice cream machine if you used frozen peaches.
Yummy! I used peaches I ‘d picked and frozen, mostly thawed and pureed. Perfect recipe, thank you!
So making this recipe soon! When we had the peach truck come through last week here in , I got a box. The kids helped me pit them, and i threw them into the blender (skin & all) to puree. Then we poured the puree into freezer containers, and put them in the freezer for later smoothies… and apparently for sorbet!
Ok, this may sound weird (I thought so at first), but have you tried any “savory” ice creams? I saw a recipe for cream corn popsicles. Sounded gross at first, but then we like to nibble on frozen cooked corn (it’s sweet). Garlic ice cream? We live close to a garlic festival and it’s a big seller. Don’t know if I could ever get the garlic smell out of the ice cream maker though. :)
I made this the other day I used a food processor and it didn’t turn out so good. To chunky. Next time I will use very ripe peaches (or other fruit) So I can puree it in my blender. I to put the left over in the freezer in the ice cream freezer container now it is rock solid. Will not do that again. I liked the one post where they put there’s in popsicle molds. I’ll have to get me some molds. Once I try the sorbet again I’ll let you know how it turns out.
Adding a couple of tablespoons of alcohol (vodka, schnapps,etc)will keep the mixture from becoming too hard in the freezer.
I made this the other night and loved it. I also tried it with Kiwi and it was a huge hit. Thanks for a great recipe.
Just made peach and strawberry popsicles. 24oz strawberries & peaches, 1C simple syrup, food process, pour, freeze in moulds. With the leftover I just dumped into a plastic container for me to eat later. :)
that is amazingly easy! can’t wait to unearth my ice-cream maker and give it a try. thanks for sharing.
Just made the peach sorbet and it was great and made some strawberry too and it was outstanding! I don’t know if your familiar with the strawberry Dole bars but it tastes exactly like them–so good :-) I filled a couple of Popsicle molds just to have them for later with the little bit I had left over. To make the strawberry sorbet I purÃ©ed strawberries, water, and maple syrup just like the peach, put it in my ice cream maker, and in no time super goodness!
About how many strawberries did you use to make the strawberry sorbet? I don’t like peaches, but I love strawberries!
WOW. That is a great recipe. I was so excited I couldn’t wait so I stuck my spoon right in the ice cream maker….now I really can’t wait for dessert time!
Ok what do you use to freeze it. I made some last week and the leftover in the freezer turned into hard as a rock in my freezer safe bowl. I can’t even scoop it. Ironically I made the same thing with cherries earlier in the summer and it stayed scoopable. I also added some lemon juice too.
When I freeze leftover homemade ice cream I freeze it in a container other than the ice cream bowl and let it sit on the counter to soften before we eat it.
I think I read somewhere that if you add 2 tsp vodka/rum or drinkable alcohol it will prevent it from going “rock hard”. I also heard something about Jello too, but I am more likely to have booze than jello. :)
This looks delicious. Do you have to use an ice cream maker? Or is it possible to blend this like the banana ice cream? I really don’t have the money to put into an ice cream maker at this time, but I have plenty of frozen peaches and a couple of kids who LOVE ice cream!
If your peaches are frozen it would be worth trying it in the blender (similar to the banana ice cream recipe)!
Ok, I now have the same ice cream maker as you, definitely ready to not use all that ice and rock salt. :-) I also now have fresh peaches. I was just curious, would double this recipe fit in your ice cream maker or was it pretty full with the recipe as is? Thanks!
If it isn’t too late I think a double recipe would fit.
We made pineapple/mango sorbet the other night that turned out DELICIOUS!!! (put in some fresh lime juice too)…so tasty! Try it!
Ohhh I’m going to try this one too!
Did u find organic peaches? If so where?
Yes! Earth Fare in Ballantyne has them (from S.C.)…get them while you can!
Do you think this would work with strawberries and bananas?
I recently bought the ice cream maker you recommended. My kids eat every kind of ice cream-frozen yogurt-sorbet, etc. Do you have a website you would recommend that has recipes that are healthy? Thanks.
You know I just started with the book that came with the ice cream maker (for ideas) and made my own healthy substitutions. I can tell you that no one needs the amount of sugar they recommended so back when we were eating white sugar I only put in about half of what they said. Now I substitute that for maple syrup or honey of course (and also put a little less cream and more milk). We have tried different fruits and unsweetened cocoa and all I have to say is that it is pretty hard to make an ice cream that doesn’t taste good! So to answer your question I haven’t seen a site that specifically has recipes, but would recommend experimenting with some stuff on your own! Let me know if you end up with any winning combination that you want to share :)
Ooops! Nevermind. I see you’ve included a link. Thanks!
What brand ice cream maker do you have? Or is there one you’d recommend? I love ice cream, and it would be great to make my own and control the amount of sugar/chemicals in it. This looks delicious!
I can’t believe how creamy this looks! I have an abundance of peaches at home right now. I know what I’m making tonight! :)