I got tons of stone fruit at the farmers market this week, and I made the plum tart earlier. Then I decided on some sherbet with the peaches and nectarines that were already ripe. Sherbet is generally sorbet with some milk in it to give it a little more substance. This ends up basically tasting like a frozen smoothie and it was so yummy! Supposedly, the little bit of alcohol is supposed to change the way the ice crystals form so it’s less gritty. I’m not sure I could taste the difference, but it sounds good.
Peach and Nectarine Sherbet
3 nectarines, sliced
3 peaches, sliced
1/2 cup 1% milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
6 tablespoons agave nectar
Zest and juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon Vodka or any other alcohol you would like
Combine the fruit with the agave, lime, and vodka in a blender and blend together. Chill at least 2 hours in the refrigerator. Add the milk and cream and stir to combine. Freeze according to the instructions for your ice cream maker. Put in the freezer to harden up for at least an hour before serving.
If you wanted to make sorbet, you could substitute 3/4 cup water for the milk and cream.