Not sure how this happened, but it’s October 19th and I haven’t posted a recipe since July! Tsk, tsk… However in my defense, it has been a whirlwind for the past two plus months. Since my last post I finished grad school (whoop! whoop!), my husband and I moved to Squamish, BC where we originally met 7 years ago, I started a new job as Director of Admissions at Quest University, and I have travelled around to four states and one province recruiting for Quest. I finally got back home this week after traveling for 28 days. I must say, I ate some incredible meals while I was traveling, but I am happy to be back in my kitchen making my own meals!

 

This is a recipe that I made back in August several times. I was fortunate to have my sister come visit me from Kelowna and bring my 80 lbs of peaches! My friend and I spent a whole day canning and freezing most of them, but I did keep some for eating fresh. Also, in Squamish there are tons of wild blackberry bushes. I have a few good spots that I like to go pick and I was luck to get a few buckets full. Now there is no better combination with peaches than blackberries, I must say. Therefore I made a large blackberry peach crisp, as well as several batches of sorbet with my bounty. These fruits, among others, are the reason why I love August so much!

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I used my handy Vitamix to make the sorbet, but if you don’t have as powerful of a blender I would suggest not freezing the fruit before hand and instead freezing the sorbet for several hours after blending it to get a thicker consistency. Also, if you want more of a potent sorbet, you can use less ice and just pop the mixture in the freezer for a few hours instead. Whatever floats your boat!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 can of coconut milk
  • 2 cups of blackberries (frozen if possible)
  • 2 peaches, sliced (frozen if possible)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 trays of ice

Directions

  1. Put the blackberries, peaches, vanilla and coconut milk in a blender. Blend on high until smooth.
  2. Add the ice in stages until you reach your desired consistency. If after adding both trays of ice the mixture is not thick enough, place the bowl in the freezer for an hour or so, until thickened. If you continue to add ice the flavor will become diluted.
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