Fresh Peach Sorbet
Fresh peach sorbet made with just four simple ingredients. It’s dairy-free, refined sugar-free and you don’t need an ice cream machine to make it!
Last summer Brandon and I discovered the most amazing little ice cream shop nearby in Oakland. We were shopping in the area and decided to pop-in for a taste of their homemade soft serve and I kid you not, it was the best ice cream I’ve ever had in my life.
Given, I’m partial to soft serve so that automatically earned them a few points but really it was the fresh ingredients that blew me away. They sourced their milk from a local Northern California pasture based farm and the peaches that were blended into that batch tasted like they had just been picked the day before.
Sadly the day that we discovered that little gem was one of the last before they closed their doors. I wanted so badly to petition for them to stay open but the owners, a husband and wife team that made and served the ice cream themselves, said that they wanted to spend more time with their family. There’s no arguing with that!
Needles to say, I’ve been craving fresh peach ice cream for over a year now so it’s reached a point where I have to take matters into my own hands.
I honestly can’t remember the last time I had dairy milk in my refrigerator so rather than go buy some, I opted to make a simple sorbet using Blue Diamond’s Vanilla Almond Coconut Milk.
It has a texture that’s somewhat similar to coconut milk but without the extra calories or saturated fat so it makes for a perfectly light and creamy sorbet.
I also decided to forgo using an ice cream maker because it’s not really necessary in this case. All you have to do is chop up some ripe peaches, freeze them for a few hours in the freezer and then blend them up in a food processor (or a blender) along with the almond milk, honey, and a touch of lemon zest.
At that point you’ll have a sorbet that’s good enough to eat but not quite firm enough to scoop. You have to freeze it for just a little while longer but once it’s firmed up a bit, that’s it. It’s ready for scoopin’! :)
If you find yourself among a few ripe peaches, you definitely have to give this one a try. It’s easy, healthy and so delicious! Enjoy, friends!
Fresh Peach Sorbet
Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10
Total Time: 10
- 5 medium-size ripe peaches (approx. 4 cups)
- 2 tablespoons raw honey*
- 1/4 cup vanilla almond milk
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest
Remove the pits from the peaches and then roughly dice into 1” cubes. Transfer them to a freezer bag or freezer-safe container then place them in the freezer and allow them to freeze for at least 6 hours or overnight.
Once they are frozen, remove them from the freezer and transfer to a food processor. You might have to let them defrost for 10 minutes or so so they are able to break loose. Add the honey, almond milk and lemon zest to the processor as well then blend until smooth.
Next transfer the mixture to a freezer safe container and then smooth it down with a spoon or spatula. Seal the container and place in the freezer for at least 4 hours then serve cold and enjoy!
*Substitute agave nectar for vegan version
Did you try this recipe? Please let me know how it turned out by leaving a comment below or sharing a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #makingthymeforhealth. I love hearing your feedback!
This post is sponsored by Almond Breeze Almondmilk but all opinions are my own. Thank for supporting the brands that help me bring you quality content!
Oh yum! This is just gorgeous! And I also just bought an obnoxious amount of fresh peaches at the farmers market this weekend and need to put them to use! It’s a sign! :)
Ah bummer about the ice cream shop in Oakland..it’s always sad to see a good business close. Your peach sorbet looks soooo perfect! So full of juicy peachy deliciousness, and I love that it’s such a simple recipe to prepare. Now I’m wanting to high tail it to the Farmer’s Market and pick up some peaches!
I’m always impressed by how quickly you get your Almond Breeze posts up. I always wait ’til the last minute ;) #missproductive
I’ve been wanting to make this one for a couple of months so it was pretty easy to knock out! :)
I can taste this ice cream through the screen!! So good. Peach ice cream may just be the most refreshing flavor, so I can only imagine how good homemade kind tastes.
This sounds like the most perfect summer treat!!
Yum! This sorbet sounds fabulous- I just bought some fresh peaches from the farmer’s market, so this is a must make :)
Hi Sarah! Wow! Sounds fairly easy and sure looks good. Now I’m craving sorbet. :)
This is an amazing recipe. I have just put it in the freezer so I haven’t had the finished product yet – but I did taste it after blending and it is so delicious. Thanks for sharing!
How simple, fun, and delicious! Doesn’t get much better than that!
Swooning so hard right now. I adore peach anything around this time of the year, and I’m loving the fact that this doesn’t need an ice cream maker or anything because my kitchen can’t handle the clutter of anymore gadgets :lol: And it’s always so sad when one of you’re favourite shops closes, but at least you can make an equally delicious homemade version!
This is the best-looking summer dessert. I can’t believe I’ve never made my own sorbet. Actually, I can…I’m incredibly lazy in the kitchen. But this looks so good I want to give it a shot now!
I love fruit based frozen desserts like this! I’ve been loving a similar version made with strawberries and raspberries lately but now I’m excited to try this version. Especially since I just bought a 7L basket of peaches at the market this weekend!
First of just wanted to say that I have never commented but have been reading your blog for a couple of years now! :)
This sorbet is exactly what I was looking for! I have a gazillion peaches in my fridge sitting and rotting, I’ll be doing this tomorrow! Thank you :)
Hi Svetlana! Thank you so much for commenting. I’m grateful to have you as a reader! :)
I hope you love the sorbet!
I love frozen treats. And this peach sorbet looks so refreshing and delicious. Lovely share!
I don’t have an ice cream maker – and I cannot have dairy – so I am so loving this! Such a pretty color too!
This looks so good! I love finding sorbet/ice cream recipes that don’t require an ice cream maker :)
Thanks Sarah! :)
Such a delicious way to highlight and enjoy the season’s freshest fruit, Sarah! I can’t get enough peaches right now, so this would be a quick and easy treat to whip up! Thank you my dear!
I love this Sarah- I’m so over getting excited for a recipe then seeing ‘ice cream maker’ needed. My neighbour here brings over peaches so I think this needs to happen!
Made it yesterday in my Vitamix with fresh peaches from Ontario…eating it right now…sooooo good and refreshing!!
Yay! Glad to hear you like it, Isabelle! Thank you! :)
Thank you for a post from someone that actually made the recipe! Its encouraging to get “real” feedback!
just invested in a vitamix so glad i can make this sorbet in it and my peaches from our own peach tree are just about ready…will post when done
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I’ve made this twice in the last four days! It it delicious! So refreshing and light! Do you think it would work with other fruit such as strawberries?
I’m so happy to hear you like it, Jaci! I do think it would work with strawberries. The texture might be slightly less creamy but it should still taste good! :)
I made this yesterday and it’s absolutely delicious!! One question, though. After being in my freezer overnight (at 0 degrees) it’s super hard. Almost impossible to scoop. I have a ton more peaches and want to make more and was wondering if you have any tips for keeping it softer. Thanks!
Hi Arden! I usually leave it out for about 10 minutes to soften before I attempt to scoop it. Otherwise you would have to add more ingredients which would take away from the simplicity of the recipe. I hope that helps!
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I just took it out of the freezer for a taste and it was too hard to get a scoop in. I’m letting it thaw a little, will break it apart & maybe put in individual containers. Any idea on what I should do differently next time to make it scoopable?
Did it scoop easier after it defrosted for a little bit? It might have been too cold.
This looks amazing! I live in Norway so we don’t have this product “Almond Breeze Almondmilk Coconutmilk Vanilla Unsweetened”. Do yoy think it will work with just regular coconut milk or maybe coconut water? :)
Hi Helene! So happy to have you reading all the way from Norway. :)
Yes, any plant-based milk will work fine! Coconut milk will make it even creamier, albeit with a slight coconut flavor. I hope you enjoy it!
Hi! This sounds so incredible! However, I am allergic to all nuts… please let me know of a nut free sub for the almond milk or coconut milk
You could try soy milk, pea milk, oat milk or rice milk! :)
This recipe looks wonderful. Peaches are in season right now. I’m wondering if I could puree the peaches fresh with the other ingredients then use my ice cream maker? What do you think?
Hi Silky! Yes, I think that would work fine!
Awesome! Thanks so much for your swift reply!
This was awesome!
I’m so happy you liked it! Thank you!
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I made this, using kefir instead of buttermilk. It was absolutely amazing! So fresh and tasted of summer.
Hey! Can I use coconut cream (not coconut milk), instead of almond milk? Thanks! :)
Hi Caitlin! Coconut cream will make it super thick when it’s frozen. If you want to use cream for half of the liquid that might work but I wouldn’t recommend all of it. I hope that helps!
Can I freeze the finished sorbet overnight? Also, does this recipe work with any other fruits e.g raspberries?
Yes, you can freeze it overnight! You will just have to let it defrost for a bit, until it’s soft enough to scoop.
Do you suggest peeling the peaches or leaving the skin on?
I leave the skin on but you are welcome to peel them if you think the little bits might bother you.
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Very very good! The zest of lemon really makes a difference!
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I made the recipe using strawberries. It is so easy and tastes so good. Here are some tips that I found helpful.
#1 You can save time by buying frozen fruit. This recipe called for peaches but I used strawberries.
#2 You can use any type of plant based milk in this recipe. I made two batches – one with rice milk and one with almond milk. Both versions taste great.
#3 Maple syrup can be used instead of honey. I didn’t have honey but maple syrup worked well.
#4 I added one teaspoon of vanilla extract. It really enhance the flavors.
Thanks for sharing this excellent recipe. :-)
Thank you so much for sharing the awesome tips, Pam!
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This is so yummy! I made this using cashew milk.
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This looks yummy. Before i saw it, i ran across a non dairy sorbet with plums and blueberries. It is at Simply Bites.
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I was just wondering why freeze the peaches before blending just to freeze it again…can I skip the first step and only freeze it after all the ingredients have been combined?
I haven’t tried it that way but it’s possible it could work!
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