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Peach Sherbet

This homemade peach sherbet is just bursting with peach flavor. It is definitely on the top of my list of peach yumminess and very refreshing on a hot summers day. But sadly I am all out of the wonderful Texas Peaches I bought a week ago. Must–go–get–some–more… (You may omit the vodka in this recipe, but the amount per serving is so minimal. The small amount of vodka really helps the sherbet stay scoop-able, smooth, and non-icy in the freezer.)

Place peaches in blender and process until a smooth puree.

Add in remaining ingredients, except the vodka, and process until just combined. (If your blender is small, you may have to do this is two separate batches.)

Pour mixture into ice cream machine and process according to manufacturers instructions, about 30 minutes — until ice cream gets to soft-serve consistency. If using the vodka, add during the last 10 minutes of processing.

Transfer to freezer safe container, cover, and place in freezer to ripen for at least 2 hours.

When ready to serve, remove from freezer 5 to 10 minutes before to soften slightly.

Makes 1 1/2-quarts.