Two ingredients … that’s it … and no need for an ice cream maker – seriously! This super simple Peach Sherbet is made in a blender. Serve immediately as soft-serve or freeze for an ice cream like consistency. It’s as smooth as velvet and tastes like peach cobbler. It’s dreamy and creamy and unbelievably delicious. The key to making it spectacular is using super ripe, juicy peaches.
Sherbert, Sherbet or Sorbet?
I’m familiar with the terms sherbert and sorbet, but I never knew there was also sherbet. After researching the subject I found most agree sherbert and sherbet are the same thing, thus the terms are interchangeable. Sherbet is just an alternate spelling of sherbert. But I also found other definitions and descriptions:
Sherbert – a frozen dessert made of fruit juice and sugar, but also containing milk or gelatin.
Sherbet – an American term for a frozen dessert like sorbet, but containing a small amount of milkfat, generally 1-3%. Anything more (above 3%) is considered ice cream (source).
(Sounds like sherbert to me!)
Sorbet – refers to a frozen dessert made from sweetened water with flavoring (typically fruit juice or fruit puree, wine or liqueur), with little or no dairy. (source)
Call it sherbert or sherbet – either way it’s still a wonderful fruity dessert, perfect on a hot summer day!
No kidding – just two ingredients – frozen sliced peaches and sweetened condensed milk. That’s it!
Peel fresh ripe peaches over a bowl or large baking sheet lined with wax paper. Slice the peaches and flash freeze the pieces along with any juice that has accumulated.
If freezing the peaches for longer than 4 hours, be sure to put them in a freezer bag or sealed container to prevent freezer burn. To make the sherbet place the frozen peaches in a heavy duty blender and add the sweetened condensed milk.
Sweetened condensed milk adds just the right amount of sugar and milk to create a super creamy consistency.
We have a Ninja Blender that is worth every single penny we paid for it. We’ve blown through a new blender about once every two years … until we bought this one. It has a small blade that fits on single serve cups too – great for morning breakfast smoothies! Mix, drink and go in one cup.
After a few minutes we have Peach Sherbet!
Serve immediately or freeze for later. It’s wonderful both ways.
Also love my new insulated 1.5 quart ice cream storage container! No freezer burn – yeah 🙂
We are smitten with this delicious concoction. It’s not overly sweet and the peach flavor is front and center. I can’t image how incredible this would be on top of a peach crisp or cobbler.
My husband already started asking me about making this sherbet with other fruits. I was thinking apricots may be wonderful too. Blueberries? Strawberries? The possibilities are endless!
I don’t care what we call it – sherbet or sherbert – It’s just peach velvet to me.
Don’t forget to PIN for later!
Peach velvet - smooth, sweet and creamy - made with only two ingredients!
Recipe type: Sherbet, Dessert
- 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 5 large (or 6 medium) ripe peaches, peeled, sliced and frozen
- Peel fresh peaches over a wax paper lined baking sheet to catch the juice. Slice the peaches and freeze them (and any accumulated juice) in a single layer on the wax paper lined baking sheet until frozen, about 4 hours.
- Add the peaches and sweetened condensed milk to a blender and puree until the peaches are the consistency of soft serve ice cream. This can be done in batches if needed.
- Serve immediately or freeze in an airtight container for an ice cream consistency.
(recipe adapted from Martha Stewart)
I try not to be too effusive when writing about recipes because not everybody likes the same foods and we all have different tastes. But trust me on this one, you have to make this sherbet. It is amazing and you’ll feel all peachy and happy inside. I really think you’ll love it as much as we do!
I hope you have a wonderful week and thanks so much for stopping by!