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Thursday
Aug072014

Raspberry Peach Sorbet + Kombucha Floats

I keep teaching myself lessons in the kitchen. Constant moments of, “why did I not try this sooner??” Like my fear with making gluten-free cookies and brownies and my apprehension about building photo backgrounds. This is a huge lesson in what I like to call, “stop second guessing so much + just DO.”

Raspberry Peach Sorbet + Kombucha Floats | edibleperspective.com

Sorbet?

SO EASY to make. Yes, it’s so easy it makes me SHOUT.

Not only is it easy but this sorbet recipe doesn’t require gobs of sugar. That is what has [partially] held me back from making sorbet in the past. I figured if the crazy amount of sugar wasn’t added it wouldn’t work. I also figured it would just turn into a block of ice in the freezer that you would need a hacksaw to cut into.

Totally wrong.

Raspberry Peach Sorbet + Kombucha Floats | edibleperspective.com

It turns out all you need is fruit + honey [okay, and a little vodka] to make a smooth and creamy sorbet.

YES. IT’S CREAMY.

Raspberry Peach Sorbet + Kombucha Floats | edibleperspective.com

Just like in the coconut milk ice cream and frozen yogurt recipes I’ve made lately I added a little vodka to the sorbet mixture. It helps lower the freezing point which deters ice crystallization and also keeps it from hardening into a brick. It still hardens but it’s scoopable in just a few minutes after thawing.

Raspberry Peach Sorbet + Kombucha Floats | edibleperspective.com

If I could only stare at one color for the rest of my entire life this would be it.

Raspberry Peach Sorbet + Kombucha Floats | edibleperspective.com

I highly recommend eating this directly after it’s done spinning in your ice cream maker. The texture is out of control. But freezing it is completely fine if you want to keep it around for while or make what you see below.

KOMBUCHA SORBET FLOATS

side note: Cutest bottle of kombucha ever? Yes.

Raspberry Peach Sorbet + Kombucha Floats | edibleperspective.com

I’m trying my best not to shout more…but…just look at it!!

All fizzy + juicy + tangy + fruity + slurpable.

Raspberry Peach Sorbet + Kombucha Floats | edibleperspective.com

Bottoms up.

Raspberry Peach Sorbet + Kombucha Floats | edibleperspective.com

Print this!

Raspberry Peach Sorbet + Kombucha Floats gluten-free, vegan opt. // yields ~4 cups sorbet

  • 3 medium-large fresh peaches, juicy + ripe
  • 12oz fresh raspberries
  • 1/4 – 1/3 cup honey, or coconut nectar/agave
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vodka, gluten-free if needed – optional
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1-2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • Kombucha, I recommend a berry or ginger-berry flavor

Pre-freeze your ice cream container according to manufacture instructions.

Pit the peaches and place in a blender with the raspberries, honey, vodka, lemon, and zest. Turn on until fully blended and smooth. Taste and add more sweetener or lemon zest if desired. Strain if you don’t want any seeds or peach pulp [I did not strain but also didn’t notice any seeds/pulp].

Place in the fridge to chill or chill using an ice bath method. Once fully chilled pour into your ice cream maker and turn on until frosty and thick. [Mine is fully stuck to the paddle when it’s done. About 15-20min.] The texture should be like a thick soft serve.

Serve immediately or spread into a freezer safe container and place plastic wrap or parchment directly on top then seal. Freeze for at least 2 hours to firm a bit more, then scoop into glasses and pour kombucha on top. Keep excess sorbet in the freezer and let thaw for about 5-10 minutes before serving.

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Notes: The vodka is optional but keeps the sorbet from turning rock hard and allows for less ice crystallization to form.

Raspberry Peach Sorbet + Kombucha Floats | edibleperspective.com

If you add some vodka to the bottom of the glass I won’t judge. In fact, you should probably send one my way.

Weeeeekend! Enjoy!

Ashley

Reader Comments (26)

yes please.
August 7, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
That vodka trick is so cool, love this sorbet!
August 7, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMatt Robinson
SHOUT WITH NO FEAR ON THE INTERNET; IT'S COOL.

Also, I agree that that sorbet looks fantastic. Sorbet! Fruit! Yes!
August 7, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEileen
This looks AMAZING. I love the idea of using kombucha for a float!
Wow - this looks awesome. I just tried kombucha for the first time last week. Adding this to my list :)
August 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChicago Jogger
I am with you, can we stare at the color of this sorbert forever and ever? Just lovely!
August 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMallory
@Chicago - It took me quite awhile to like kombucha but for the past few years I've been hooked!

@Mallory - Haha, YES! Let's! :)
August 8, 2014 | Registered CommenterAshley
Hey lady, I see you're doing the good work again.
Super important question: I'm one of those health nuts that eats all sorts of weirds thing. BUT, I can't get behind kombucha because the first time I tried it, I got a piece of the stringyness. You know what I'm talking about? It kinda ruined me forever. BUT, if you tell me that this brand of kombucha has zero stringyness, I'm in.
August 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDessertForTwo
I need one of these now! I've been a kombucha drinker for years but have only ever drank it straight. I can't to make this!
these look awesome, i can't wait to try! i would love to find a source for that kombucha, though.. the only type i can find is at least half the size and $$$.
August 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLisa
Ashley This float looks so gorgeous and I love the idea of using kombucha! Genius!
August 8, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterami@naivecookcooks
Gorgeous photos! Also, that's my favorite kombucha!! xo
August 8, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterdana
Oh ma gawsh, Ash!!! Um, JEAN is going to try this. You have NO idea how huge this is, given her feelings around kombucha. ; )
August 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEarthbound Farm
Mmmm I love the idea of using kombucha for a float. So creative!
I've never tried Kombucha but now I need to! Great photos!
August 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKelly
Oh. My. Freaking. Goodness. I seriously need this in my life. You're a genius. All my favorite things together at last! Also, I totally agree with you and the fear thing. I still won't make pita bread after my epic failure attempt at them.
This looks amazing - I mean, kombucha floats?! You're a genius girl!

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August 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMillie l add a little
Nice recipe! these look delicious...definitely have to put them on my to do list as I've always been a lover of raspberries! :)

Thanks for sharing!
August 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAlex
WHOA! THAT is GAWDGEOUS!!! Yes to sorbet and a bigger YES to Sorbet Kombucha Floats!!
August 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKate @ Diethood
Stupid question.... Can you give this to your kids? I know there is a small amount of vodka, but still?
August 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKori
Ooooh, this looks perfect. I have a ton of Palisade Peaches from the farmers market…so this is gettin' made! Enjoy your weekend!
August 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBatya
This is my kinda of health drink!! What a gem and a half!!
August 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMegan | Country Cleaver
Give me something healthy (raspberry is good for weight loss YAYYYY) and tasty: honestly what else do I want? I have to.. I have to try this today :) Thanks for sharing perfection, Oh I loved it!
August 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSamara Barnard
I changed my mind. I'm going to skip those pesky healthy plantains and just have this instead! Is it too early?
Three words ... you're a genius!
Okay, a few more words ... I am madly in love with this recipe! I'm definitely making my own sorbet soon ... and I will definitely be making it a float with kombucha!
Thanks for sharing!
August 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly
@DessertforTwo - I totally get being skeptical of kombucha. It took me quite awhile to develop a taste for it. I don't even know why I kept trying! Typically, the stringy stuff stays at the bottom but once in awhile I guess it does come to the top. I don't remember these having as much as the GT's brand but maybe it's just because I couldn't see with the dark bottle. :) I know there is nothing wrong with drinking it but I understand it's pretty unappealing. haha

@Kori - Since I'm not a doctor I don't want to give incorrect advice. The mixture makes about 4 cups total with 1 1/2 tablespoons vodka total. So just over 1 teaspoon per 1 cup. Since it's not heated the vodka doesn't cook off at all but you can't taste it at all. I would check with your doctor to play it safe.

@Batya - Yesss, love the Palisade peaches!

@Kimberly - You are most welcome! Enjoy!
August 11, 2014 | Registered CommenterAshley

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