Makesabout 1 quart
- Active time:20 min
- Start to finish:7 1/4 hr (includes making syrup, chilling, and freezing)
ADAPTED FROM DANIEL PATTERSON
ripe white peaches, peeled, pitted, and sliced
fresh lemon juice, or to taste
Sugar to taste (optional)
an ice cream maker
Purée peaches, syrup, and lemon juice in 2 batches in a blender until smooth. Add lemon juice and/or sugar to taste if necessary (keep in mind that sorbet will taste a little less sweet when frozen). Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a large bowl, pressing on and then discarding solids.
Chill, covered, until cold, at least 4 hours.
Freeze in ice cream maker, then transfer to an airtight container and put in freezer to harden, at least 1 hour.
Cook’s note: Sorbet keeps 3 days.