How to Make a Simple Strawberry Peach Sorbet
Nothing says sun and warm weather like ripe strawberries and a soft, juicy peach, and since our strawberries have been delicious; what could be better than mixing the two into a sweet yet light dessert? But, don’t stop there if you don’t want to – blend in some mangos or raspberries, add a little mint or lemon zest.
For a warm and simple dessert, half a peach, sprinkle with brown sugar and broil till bubbling and beginning to brown, top with a dollop of crème frâiche or soft raw goats cheese and drizzle with honey and minced mint! Then cleanse your palate with this light and tasty sorbet.
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 3 cups of sliced strawberries
- 2 medium sized peaches, peeled and sliced
- 2 t lemon juice
- 1 pinch of salt
- In a small metal bowl, mix strawberries and sugar. Let sit, covered for one hour, stirring occasionally until the strawberries begin to release juices.
- Blend together strawberries with their juices, peaches, lemon juice and the pinch of salt. Puree until smooth and silky.
- Place mixture in a metal bowl and chill for one hour.
- At this point you can use an ice-cream maker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Otherwise, you can also fold the mixture with a spatula for a few minutes and then place in freezer.
- Every five minutes remove, break up ice crystal and fold for two to three minutes, then return to freezer.
- Continue processing this way until a smooth and soft, but rigid texture is achieved.
- Pack into a freezing container and freeze for another 4 hours for a firmer texture.
- Scoop into bowls and serve with a sprig of mint. Makes 4 single scoop servings.