It’s not even June, and summer is already in full force here in Texas. With the ninety plus degree weather comes both pros and cons. I’m not a fan of sweating, sunburn, and frizzy hair. However, I do love farmer’s markets, fresh fruits, and an excuse to make sorbet. I’m also a big fan of Greenling, a local and organic grocery delivery service. It’s like a farmer’s market, but it comes to your door.
This week, I got a bunch of fresh local peaches, mint, and limes in my basket. I might have been a little overzealous when ordering peaches, so I ended up with more than I could eat in a week. What was I going to do with a pound of peaches that were already ripe? As they say on Top Chef, I let the ingredients speak to me, and they told me make this sorbet. Why is it that the ingredients always tell me to make dessert?
Below: Photo fail. Don’t try to take pictures of sorbet outside when it’s 95 degrees.
Here’s an easy dessert recipe that’s bound to impress your friends.
Peach Mojito Sorbet
adapted from Scoop Adventures
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup lime juice
1/2 cup sugar (or to taste)
Zest of 1 lime
1/4 cup mint, packed
1 lb. ripe peaches, peeled, pitted, and diced
2 Tbsp. light rum
1. In a saucepan, combine the water, lime juice, and sugar over medium heat. Stir until dissolved.
2. Remove from heat, and add the lime zest and mint. Cover and set aside for about 20 minutes.
3. In the meantime, puree the peaches in a blender.
4. Use a strainer to remove the mint and zest from the lime and sugar mixture, and pour into the blender along with the peaches. Add the rum and blend.
5. Pour into a bowl, cover, and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.
6. Pour the chilled base into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions. If you do not have an ice cream maker, there is a tutorial to make it without one here.
7. Put the ice cream in a container, cover with parchment paper, and freeze until firm.
Note: The amount of sugar you need really depends on the sweetness of the peaches. I was using small, organic peaches that were already very sweet. If you are using the larger grocery store variety, you may need to up your sugar to 3/4 cup.
I am in no way affiliated with Greenling. Just a customer and a fan.