Peach Champagne Sorbet with Thyme

Hubby and I have been enjoying my newest kitchen gadget a little too much this year. Since getting my ice cream maker attachment for Christmas last year, this will be my 14th ice cream post and I have another 3 in draft waiting to get written up and published. So that’s 17 batches of ice cream or sorbet. Not counting the times I made recipes more than once. Which has happened.

Peach Champagne Sorbet with Thyme

Homemade ice cream has changed our lives. In good ways and not so good ways… Since I primarily use coconut milk in my ice cream due to my lactose intolerance, the ice cream I make is heavenly and super creamy. It’s also laden with a lot of calories and fat. No wonder it’s so good.

Peach Champagne Sorbet with Thyme

I’ve also found that contrary to when I bake a lot, we don’t send the ice cream to work for coworkers to help with the consumption of said desserts. Now, I’m not complaining. My waistline, on the other hand, is complaining. We’ve both put on a few pounds and I’m blaming it on my new hobby of ice cream making.

Peach Champagne Sorbet with Thyme

My solution to this issue? Make more sorbet. It’s at least as much fun as making ice cream, the results are always as delicious, but the extra calories and fat just aren’t there. So I hope you guys enjoy the sorbet recipes that will be coming soon.

Peach Champagne Sorbet with Thyme

In all honesty though, I might just stick with remaking this Peach Champagne Sorbet with Thyme over and over and never try any other sorbet recipes and have nothing to share with you guys. The jury is still out on that one.

Peach Champagne Sorbet with Thyme

I did have a few pluots in the kitchen from our CSA box, so I did a combination of peaches and pluots in this sorbet. The pluots added some sweetness, so I cut down the amount of sugar. I loved that you could actually taste the champagne in this sorbet. The thyme was just subtle enough that you could taste it without being overpowering. While this sorbet was in our freezer, I had no issues passing up on the ice cream that was in there.

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Peach and Pluot Champagne Sorbet with Thyme

Use any combination of peaches and pluots, or all of one fruit in this sorbet

Ingredients:

5 fresh peaches, peeled and sliced
3 fresh pluots, peeled and sliced
2 cups water
2/3 cup sugar
2 Tbsp honey
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp lemon zest
2 sprigs fresh thyme
1 cup champagne

Directions:

In a medium saucepan, combine fruit, water, sugar, and thyme mixing well until sugar dissolves completely.

Bring to a boil then allow mixture to simmer for about 15 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in honey, lemon juice and zest. Let the mixture sit for an additional 10 minutes until cooled.

Remove thyme stems from mixture. Leave any leaves that have fallen off the stem in the mixture.

Pour mixture into a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.

Cover and chill in the fridge for up to 3 to 4 hours.

When you are ready to freeze the sorbet, mix in champagne and process in your ice cream maker and for about 35 minutes, or according to the product's instructions.

Cover and place in freezer over night.

Recipe adapted from Eat Yourself Skinny

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10 Responses to “Strawberry Rhubarb Bars”

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    Ingrid — August 6, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    I’ve been anxious to try rhubarb but after many trips to the grocery store missed the season. (it sold out-FAST!) Did you use fresh or frozen rhubarb? I just saw the frozen kind and have been thinking about giving it a try.
    ~ingrid

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    Jen — August 6, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Ingrid – I made this when I was home in the Midwest back in June. It seems easier to find out there than in the East Coast where I live. We use fresh and I’ve never used frozen although my dad does freeze his for the rhubarb rolls I made a few weeks ago too. I should have grabbed a ton and froze it myself…

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    bewa3u1 — August 6, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    I made these for a 4th of July party. we ran out of fresh and had to use frozen rhubarb, which tasted fine, we couldnt tell the difference (but we also had the fresh mixed in). Although I would suggest cutting the frozen pieces up a bit more- they came out of the bag huge! ~Jen’s older-younger sister

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    Jen — August 6, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    thanks little sis! Were they store bought or did Dad freeze them from fresh?

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    Katie — August 7, 2009 at 2:42 am

    No kidding – those look like the best dessert ever!! I’m starring and making for sure!

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    Sara @ Our Best Bites — August 7, 2009 at 5:07 am

    Ya know what- I’ve never made anything with rhubarb! But those sure look yummy so I might have to try it 🙂

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    Colleen — August 7, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    These look delicious!

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    nutmegnanny — August 7, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    I love rhubarb, what a great new way to use it;)

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    madebymel — August 9, 2009 at 12:44 am

    I really need to try rhubarb. I am afraid I won’t like it, but this looks like a great recipe!

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    Ingrid — August 9, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Thank for the info Jen! I just may go ahead and give frozen a try otherwise its wait a year.
    ~ingrid

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