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This 3 ingredient peach sorbet is the perfect treat to cool your kids down this summer! You only need a few simple ingredients and a food processor or blender – no ice cream maker required!

3 ingredient peach sorbet in a small bowl with fresh peaches.

Fresh Peach Sorbet for Kids

Instead of turning to the grocery store to satisfy your little one’s sweet tooth, try this easy 3-ingredient peach sorbet recipe!

It’s made with fresh fruit and honey, and doesn’t have nearly as much sugar as prepackaged ice cream or sorbet. Plus, it’s incredibly flavorful and will cool you down on those hot summer days!

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Peach sorbet

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Why We Love This Easy Peach Sorbet Recipe

  • Super simple: After freezing your fresh peaches, blend them in the food processor with a bit of lemon juice and add honey until you reach the right consistency. That’s it!
  • Naturally sweetened: This recipe is sweetened with just peaches and honey. No refined sugar needed!
  • Real fruit flavor: There is no artificial flavor here! This homemade peach sorbet recipe is made with real peaches and fresh lemon juice for lots of fresh fruit flavor.

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients to make 3 ingredient peach sorbet recipe.
  • Fresh peaches: This is a great recipe to use up fresh peaches during peach season, or you can use frozen peaches from the store! 
  • Honey: Raw honey has the perfect consistency and sweet flavor to make a delicious sorbet. Honey is not recommended for children under 1 year old, so if serving this recipe to babies, use pure maple syrup instead or skip the sweetener altogether.
  • Lemon juice: Tart lemon plays up the sweet peach flavor and will help the peaches break down.

How to Make Peach Sorbet Without Ice Cream Maker

  1. Peel peaches if desired. Then cut up peaches into ½ inch cubes.
  2. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and arrange the diced peaches in a single layer on the tray.
  3. Freeze the peaches until completely solid, which should take at least 3-4 hours, or overnight.
  4. Place half of the frozen diced peaches into the bowl of a food processor or powerful blender. You may need to let the fruit thaw for a few minutes to make it easier to blend.
  5. Pulse to crush the frozen fruit into small pieces. Add the remaining diced peaches and continue to pulse until broken down. Next, add the honey, one tablespoon at a time (while pulsing), to create a smooth sorbet-like consistency.
  6. Add a teaspoon of lemon juice and run the blender for a few seconds to blend it in. Taste and adjust flavors as needed, adding more lemon juice for extra tanginess or more honey for additional sweetness. Blend again as needed.
  7. Divide into small bowls and eat immediately for a softer texture, or transfer into a freezer-safe container and freeze for 3-4 hours or until firm. Allow the sorbet to thaw for a few minutes before serving.
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RECIPE TIPS

  • For maximum flavor and sweetness, it’s important to use ripe peaches. Otherwise, the sorbet may taste bland. 
  • If you have a heavy duty blender that can fully break down the peach skin, then you don’t have to peel the peaches. If you’re using a less powerful food processor or blender, you may wish to peel the peaches if you don’t want bits of skin in your sorbet.
  • The smaller you cut the peaches, the easier they will be to blend when frozen.
  • You may need to press the frozen peaches down with a spatula and stir the mixture periodically to help the process along.
  • When using the blender, it’s best to run it in short bursts as the blades heat up, which could melt your sorbet.
  • If you’re having trouble blending the frozen diced peaches, you can add about ¼ cup warm water or orange juice (or any kind of unsweetened fruit juice) for extra flavor while blending. If you want a creamier consistency, more like a sherbet, coconut milk or almond milk works well too.
  • To prevent the peach sorbet from getting too icy in the freezer, stir it every 30 minutes or so to break up any ice crystals. For a smoother texture, serve an hour or so after freezing the sorbet.
  • For extra lemon flavor, add the lemon zest in addition to the juice.

Recipe FAQs

Can you use honey instead of sugar in sorbet?

Although most sorbets are made with sugar, you can use honey to make a delicious fresh sorbet. Although storebought sorbet sets really hard and has an icy-creamy texture, this homemade sorbet is like a thick, cold puree. Feel free to freeze it for a firmer texture or serve it straight out of the food processor for a creamier texture!

Do you need an ice cream maker to make sorbet?

Not anymore! You can make delicious fresh fruit sorbet at home using just a food processor. Since the sorbet will freeze hard, it can be helpful to stir it every 30 minutes to an hour while it is in the freezer to keep it scoopable. Or, just let it sit on the counter for 10-15 minutes before serving.

How do you make a creamy sorbet at home? 

The easiest way to make sorbet is to blend frozen fruit with honey in your food processor! As the frozen fruit breaks down, it will soften into a thick, creamy sorbet that tastes amazing on a hot summer day!

Storage Guidelines

  • Store your creamy sorbet in a shallow pan like a loaf pan or freezer-safe airtight container.
  • To serve, let it soften at room temperature for 10-15 minutes to reach the right consistency.
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Serving Suggestions

This 3 ingredient peach sorbet is fantastic on its own or you can serve it with these yummy toppings:

  • Sliced fresh peaches
  • Fresh berries
  • Chopped nuts
  • Granola
  • Whipped cream (whipped coconut cream if non-dairy)
  • Yogurt
  • Sprinkles
  • Nilla wafers
  • Cookie crumbles

Or try serving it on top of your favorite peach cobbler or crisp (try this healthy peach crisp) for twice the peachy goodness!

Recipe Variations

  • Make peach sorbet with frozen peaches: Instead of freezing fresh peaches yourself, use frozen peaches. Just be sure to use really flavorful peaches to get that fresh peach flavor!
  • Use lime juice: Lemon juice balances the fresh peach flavor, but lime can take it in a more tropical direction. So good!
  • Try a different fruit: You don’t have to just use peaches to make a 3 ingredient sorbet! Try raspberries, strawberries, pineapple, or mango for a delicious treat!
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3-Ingredient Peach Sorbet {Without Ice Cream Maker}

Created by Elysia Cartlidge
Servings: 6 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
This 3 ingredient peach sorbet is the perfect treat to cool your kids down this summer! You only need a few simple ingredients and a food processor or blender – no ice cream maker required!

Ingredients
 

  • 4-5 medium-sized ripe peaches (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 2-3 tablespoons honey (or to taste)
  • 1-2 teaspoons lemon juice

Instructions
 

  • Peel peaches if desired. Then cut up peaches into ½ inch cubes.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper and arrange the diced peaches in a single layer on the tray.
  • Freeze the peaches until completely solid, which should take at least 3-4 hours, or overnight.
  • Place half of the frozen diced peaches into the bowl of a food processor or powerful blender. You may need to let the fruit thaw for a few minutes to make it easier to blend.
  • Pulse to crush the frozen fruit into small pieces. Add the remaining diced peaches and continue to pulse until broken down. Next, add the honey, one tablespoon at a time (while pulsing) to create a smooth sorbet-like consistency.
  • Add a teaspoon of lemon juice and run the blender for a few seconds to blend it in. Taste and adjust flavors as needed, adding more lemon juice for extra tanginess or more honey for additional sweetness. Blend again as needed.
  • Divide into small bowls and eat immediately for a softer texture, or transfer into a freezer-safe container and freeze for 3-4 hours or until firm. Allow the sorbet to thaw for a few minutes before serving.

Notes

  • For maximum flavor and sweetness, it’s important to use ripe peaches. Otherwise, the sorbet may taste bland. 
  • If you have a heavy duty blender that can fully break down the peach skin, then you don’t have to peel the peaches. If you’re using a less powerful food processor or blender, you may wish to peel the peaches if you don’t want bits of skin in your sorbet.
  • The smaller you cut the peaches, the easier they will be to blend when frozen.
  • You may need to press the frozen peaches down with a spatula and stir the mixture periodically to help the process along.
  • When using the blender, it’s best to run it in short bursts as the blades heat up, which could melt your sorbet.
  • If you’re having trouble blending the frozen diced peaches, you can add about ¼ cup warm water or orange juice (or any kind of unsweetened fruit juice) for extra flavor while blending. If you want a creamier consistency, more like a sherbet, coconut milk or almond milk works well too.
  • To prevent the peach sorbet from getting too icy in the freezer, stir it every 30 minutes or so to break up any ice crystals. For a smoother texture, serve an hour or so after freezing the sorbet.
  • For extra lemon flavor, add the lemon zest in addition to the juice.

Nutrition

Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 326IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.4mg
3 ingredient peach sorbet recipe in a small blue bowl with fresh peaches.

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