I need to have dessert after dinner every single night otherwise I feel incomplete. And if I had it my way, that dessert would be a big bowl of ice cream. I may or may not have a sweet tooth.
Since I save ice cream as a treat to enjoy every once in a while, I’m always on the lookout for healthier dessert options, and in this Peach Basil Sorbet, I’ve definitely found a winner! Instead of perusing the frozen food aisle looking for a healthy option, simply freeze your fruit! Frozen fruit mixed with a little milk and sweetener (like maple syrup, agave, or honey), is all you need to whip up a cool summer treat that will satisfy any ice cream craving.
Remember those Frosted Pineapple Smoothie Bowls? I used the same technique here, but this time I’m rocking peaches instead and lessening the amount of milk to create a thicker consistency that closely resembles the texture of sorbet.
And to add a trace of uniqueness to the dessert, I threw in some fresh basil leaves. The result is a refreshing and satisfying frosted treat that will end any meal on the highest sweet note!
Throughout the month of August, I’m sharing a variety of peach recipes on the blog. Thanks so much to Bob’s Produce Ranch for providing the delicious peaches. Not only does Bob’s Produce stock the best Colorado peaches, but they also pride themselves in providing the freshest produce around. If you live in the Twin Cities, be sure to check out this local gem and see for yourself why this store is considered a year around indoor farmer’s market.
- 4 peaches, sliced and frozen
- 2 tsp maple syrup or agave (honey works for a nonvegan option)
- 1 cup milk, divided (I used So Delicious coconut milk)
- 6 basil leaves
- Place the peaches in a food processor. Pulse about 10 times to loosen up and chop the peaches.
- Add in the maple syrup and ½ cup of milk. Process until the mixture starts to become smooth. Using a spatula, scrape down the mixture from the sides of the food processor.
- Add in the remaining ½ cup of milk and the basil leaves. Process until the milk and basil are incorporated and the mixture is silky smooth.
- Serve immediately, or store the mixture in the freezer until ready to serve. If storing for a long period of time, take the sorbet out of the freezer about 30 minutes prior to serving to allow it to soften.
Nutrition Information (per serving) from Caloriecount.about.com
Calories: 60 Fat: 1.4g Carb: 12.8g Fiber: 1.7g Protein: .9g Sugar 11.1g Sodium: 0mg
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