From my little tree that GIVES, and GIVES, and GIVES..
8 ripe peaches, pitted and and peeled
1 cup water
1 cup raw sugar
1/2 cup water for 2nd blend
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2 tablespoons lemon juice
You can half this recipe, I just have an endless supply of peaches!
Place your scored peaches and water in a large sauté pot, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes. Until your skins start to peel. They will look like this where you scored them. From here you will place them in a bowl of ice water.
Removed one at a time from ice water and begin peeling the skins off them.
After you have removed your peels, cut up your peaches, remove the seed and toss in your blender.
Add the water, sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest, and process until smooth.
Once blended it will be this gorgeous shade of orange.
Pour the mixture into plastic cups, and freeze overnight.
The following day, break up your peach mixture and blend again in two batches. Add 1/4 cup water to each batch.This step really softens the ice and prevents any sort of layering.
It will lighten during this second blend.
Pour the softened peach ice slushy into any small freezer safe container and place back in the freezer. After a few hours, it’s ready when you are!