Roasted peach sorbet recipe

Adam Liaw
Adam Liaw's summery sorbet.
Adam Liaw's summery sorbet. Photo: William Meppem
Difficulty
Easy
Dietary
Dairy-free

You could easily make a peach sorbet using fresh peaches, but roasting them in the oven until they're caramelised and concentrated will really make their flavour shine.

Ingredients

1.5kg ripe yellow peaches

1 cup sugar

a pinch of salt

juice of 1 small lemon

Method

Heat oven to 180C. Halve peaches and remove the pips. Arrange cut side up on a lined baking tray and cook in the oven until they're soft and the edges are caramelised, about 25 minutes. While the peaches are cooking, combine sugar, salt and ½ cup of water in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer.

Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice. Combine the roasted peaches (you don't need to peel them) and sugar syrup in a blender and blend until it forms a smooth puree. Churn in an ice-cream machine according to the manufacturer's directions.

Tip: All an ice-cream machine does is stir a mixture as it freezes to break up the ice crystals. If you don't have one you can get the same results by putting the mixture in a freezer, then whisking thoroughly every half an hour until it becomes too solid to whisk.

If you like this recipe, try Adam's roasted peaches and cream popsicles