How to Make Basil Peach Sorbet (Go Ahead, Buy the Ice Cream Maker you always wanted)!

peach-sorbet-twitter.jpgBuy that ice cream maker you’ve always wanted! This fresh basil peach sorbet recipe is worth it! 

You’ll need:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup packed, chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 6 large ripe peaches
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • dash of salt

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Combine first three ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil until sugar dissolves. Let stand 15 minutes. Pour through a fine strainer. Discard solids. Cool.
  2. Cut a nickel-sized X on top of peaches. Submerge them in boiling water for 1 minute. With slotted spoon quickly dunk each peach in a bowl of ice water. Cool. Peel starting from the X at the top. Remove pits and dice. Place peaches and juice in a blender; process until smooth. Add salt and basil mixture. Chill 1 hour.
  3. Pour the mixture into the freezer can of an ice cream maker. Freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  4. Spoon sorbet into a freezer-safe container. Cover and freeze until firm.
Hamilton Beach 4-Quart Automatic Ice Cream Maker
Hamilton Beach 4-Quart Automatic Ice Cream Maker $33
Produces up to 4 quarts in 20 to 40 minutes!
Nostalgia Vintage Collection 4-Quart Wood Bucket Electric Ice Cream Maker
Nostalgia Vintage Collection 4-Quart Wood Bucket Electric Ice Cream Maker $37
A fast and easy way to make 4 quarts of ice cream, frozen yogurt or gelato. Featuring a locking motor mount, easy-to-clean plastic bucket and 4-quart aluminum canister.
Cuisinart Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet & Ice Cream Maker
Cuisinart Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet & Ice Cream Maker $70
Housed in brushed stainless steel with an embossed logo, this fully automatic small appliance makes frozen yogurt, sorbet and homemade ice cream in as little as 25 minutes.
White Mountain 6-Quart Ice Cream Maker With Appalachian Series Wooden Bucket
White Mountain 6-Quart Ice Cream Maker With Appalachian Series Wooden Bucket $219
Hand-crafted wooden bucket of New England white pine along with the powerful motor and a little love makes amazing homemade ice cream.

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