Friday, August 24, 2012

Ginger Peach Sorbet

I have a confession.

I may be the slightest bit obsessed with peaches.

At first I thought my newly found love was just because of all the perfect peaches available this time of year, but, then, when I automatically reached for peach tea over every other flavor, I knew that, maybe, that wasn't it.

Let me explain.

A couple days ago, I received a whole bunch of tea samples for the awesome folks at Celestial Seasonings (seriously, they're so nice).

There were tons of different teas to try, and I immediately began brainstorming up different ideas on how to use them in new and unique ways.

Smoothies, muffins, ice cream.  I had tons of ideas, all of which could have used any one of the tea flavors.  But you know which one I decided to try first?  That's right, peach blossom.

So, you see, I might have a teensy-tiny problem.

I think I can come to terms with it, though.  I mean, there are worse obsessions than peaches.  What if I was obsessed with mushrooms?  Now, that would be weird.

Now that I think about it, it's actually a good thing that I decided to use the flavor tea I did, because my peach blossom tea choice resulted in a really delicious Peach Ginger Sorbet.

It's light, with a subtle peach flavor, and a hint of ginger.  This is not a sorbet that's going to smack you in the face, but one that has just a enough flavor to make you want more... and more... and more.

Yeah, it's that good.

Ginger Peach Sorbet
(makes about 3 cups)
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 bags Celestial Seasonings Peach Blossom Green Tea (you could probably also use another brand of peach flavored tea)
  • 1/4 cup sugar (or to taste)
  • 1 1-inch cube fresh ginger root, sliced into small pieces
  • 1 peach, fresh
In a small saucepan, boil ginger in water.  Once water has boiled, turn off heat, and add tea bags and sugar.  Let cool to room temperature, then transfer to a jar, or other container, and refrigerate at least overnight so that as much flavor can come from the tea bags as possible.  When your tea mixture has been sitting for long enough, cut up one peach (leave skin on).  Blend your peach in a blender.  Once blended add the tea mixture, but make sure not to include the tea bag or any ginger pieces.  Blend until smooth.  Next, transfer your "juice" to an ice cream maker and let the machine do it's thing.  Once the sorbet is done, freeze for at least and hour, and enjoy!

Note: If you don't have an ice cream maker, you can try just freezing your sorbet without churning it first, and then blending in a blender or food processor once it's frozen.  I haven't tries this, however, and am not sure how well it would work.

Just a warning:  This is not the last peach recipe you'll be seeing.  I've still got lots coming (pizza and ice cream to name a few).  So, if you're a peach lover like me, you'll want to keep a look out.

And you know what else you should keep your eyes peeled for?  A chance to win some tea!  That's right, there's a giveaway coming soon.  Stay posted!

Revisited Recipe of the Day:

Chili Glazed Cod (to have for dinner, before this sorbet)

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  1. Peach and ginger sounds like a perfect combination! Love your photos, too!

    1. It is a great combination, with a very fresh taste!

      I'm glad you like the pictures, too. It's good to know I'm making my food look appetizing :)