This nectarine and chamomile sorbet is my End Of Summer Sorbet. There is still chamomile in the garden and the shops have nectarines at great prices. This looks and tastes just like summer time, so it’s a greaty one to make now and stash in the freezer to cheer up a dark and chilly day later in the year.
You don’t actually need fresh chamomile flowers for this, you can use chamomile tea bags available in almost every super market.
Enjoy the last of the summer sunshine.
- 6 ripe nectarines
- 150ml/5 fl oz chamomile tea
- 150g/ 5oz caster sugar (super fine sugar)
- ¼ teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- Make the chamomile tea first so you have it ready for the next step. I used 2 tea bags.
- Slice and stone the nectarines, there is no need to faff about peeling them.
- Cook them in the tea (remove the tea bags first) for about ten minutes or until soft.
- Now add the sugar and stir well until dissolved.
- Set aside to cook completely before you blitz everything in your food processor or push through a metal sieve.
- Stir in the fresh lemon juice until well mixed.
- Pour into an icecream maker or just pop into the freezer and break up the crystals and give it a stir every hour or so.