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Peach Thyme Sorbet

July  2, 2015
2 Ratings
Photo by Allyn
  • Serves 6
Author Notes

A perfectly simple sorbet highlighting the best of summer peaches, with delicate notes of thyme to keep things interesting. Inspired by Joy the Baker's Sweet Plum Sorbet. —Allyn

What You'll Need
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 pound peaches, pits removed and sliced into small chunks
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon vodka (optional)
  1. Make sure your ice cream maker is ready to use. Freeze any part necessary.
  2. In a good sized pot over medium heat, stir together the sugar and water until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Add the peaches and salt, and stir to combine. Let simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the peaches have softened and started to disintegrate slightly (this can vary depending on the ripeness of your peaches).
  4. Turn off the heat, and either transfer in small batches (CAREFULLY) to a blender/food processor, or do as I did and use your immersion blender right in the pot and puree until smooth.
  5. Add the thyme sprigs to the mixture and let cool in the fridge, overnight if possible.
  6. When the peach goodness is as cold as can be, remove the thyme, and stir in the lime juice and vodka. Pour into your ice cream maker and process according to your machine’s directions.
  7. Pour the frozen sorbet into a freezer safe container and let freeze until hardened, at least 4 hours.
  8. Scoop and enjoy!

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1 Review

KimFrances August 5, 2015
This recipe turned out horribly. I've made plenty of ice cream, gelato, sorbet, and sherbet recipes that were delicious. The mixture seemed fine in the ice cream maker, but it separated after being in the freezer for a few hours. Also, the final product is too sweet and the texture is unappetizing. Very disappointed especially since I used 1 lbs. of orchard fresh peaches.