Peach-basil sorbet

12 Jul

Peach-basil sorbet

Peaches and basil both say “summer” to me – and in this peach-basil sorbet they can say it together…

I made this sorbet with those little flat white peaches that have been appearing in the shops the last few years. The lovely rosy colour was a pleasant surprise – the result of leaving the skins on the peaches when I puréed them.

Peach-basil sorbet
(makes about 750ml)

  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, shredded
  • 5 or 6 peaches (about 750g)
  • juice of a lime
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  1. In a saucepan over medium heat,  bring the caster sugar and water to a boil.
  2. Stir until the sugar is dissolved then remove from the heat.
  3. Add the basil and leave to cool for fifteen minutes before straining the syrup to remove the basil.
  4. Place the peaches in a heatproof bowl. Cover with boiling water and leave for two minutes before draining.
  5. Halve the peaches and remove the pits. Combine the peach halves (skin and all), basil syrup, lime juice and salt and blend until smooth.
  6. Chill the mixture thoroughly before churning in an ice cream machine.

13 Responses to “Peach-basil sorbet”

  1. Anonymous July 12, 2015 at 4:25 pm #

    Andrea – your peach basil recipe sounds so enticing that I’m going to make it as soon as peaches appear in the market!

    • Andrea July 12, 2015 at 11:08 pm #

      Thanks Sheila!

  2. OhJade July 14, 2015 at 10:28 am #

    i am totally craving something like this right now!!
    great recipe, thanks!

    • Andrea July 14, 2015 at 10:39 am #

      You are most welcome!

  3. consumewithlove July 14, 2015 at 10:45 am #

    This looks delicious.. I’ve never made a sorbet, but you have inspired me. Thanks for sharing. Cheers

    • Andrea July 14, 2015 at 10:58 am #

      Pleased to hear it – hope you give it a try!

  4. The Hungry Southern Wanderer July 14, 2015 at 11:21 am #

    Very cool flavor combo, looks great!

  5. deliciouscityliving July 14, 2015 at 2:12 pm #

    Two of my favorite things to eat in the summer. This sounds amazing!

    • Andrea July 14, 2015 at 3:20 pm #

      Me too – the flavours of the summer for me…

  6. Cristina @ I Say Nomato July 14, 2015 at 2:39 pm #

    This sounds – and looks – so refreshing!

    • Andrea July 14, 2015 at 3:20 pm #

      Thank you!

  7. hermionespantry July 14, 2015 at 3:49 pm #

    This sounds wonderful, perfect for summer! H x

    • Andrea July 14, 2015 at 4:10 pm #

      Thank you!

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