This sorbet made with bourbon poached peaches is the epitome of summer!  Top it off with some whipped mascarpone and salty, chopped pistachios for an easy, yet elegant dessert perfect for entertaining!
pin1If you follow me and read my last post, you know I am a newbie-country-bumpkin who dwells in the boonies.  Literally.  I even proved it with an extensive check list.  😉

However, something did not cross my mind about said list until my girl, Alice, posted a comment.  She said it didn’t seem like I lived in the boonies, considering all the ingredients I can get my grubby little hands on.  (<– Okay she didn’t say that exactly, she is far too kind)  But, her comment got me thinking that I should probably address this, and give you an explanation as to how little ‘ole me, in all my rural glory, can get a hold of such wonderful ingredients.

Peach Boubron Sorbet_-13 Peach Boubron Sorbet_-36There is a huge benefit to living in the boonies, and your town being surrounded by tons of land – Farms!  The produce, dairy, meat and chicken products here are phenomenal.  And abundant.  Farm to table in my quaint little nook of N to the C (shout out Annie), is everything.  There is such a plentiful supply of produce here we have a farmer’s market twice weekly.  There is also a cute little country style “store”, aptly called the Produce Stand, that is open daily and 100% dedicated to (you guessed it) produce.  And, when you go to the regular grocery store here, most of the produce is labeled with the farm it was harvested from.

As strange as this may seem to some, I can actually get a wider variety, and better quality, of produce and protein here in Rural Seven Lakes, North Carolina than I could back in Orlando, Florida.  Obviously, as a foodie and food blogger, this is on point with my version of heaven.

Peach Boubron Sorbet_-119 Peach Boubron Sorbet_-16Today’s recipe – No Churn Bourbon Poached Peach Sorbet with Whipped Bourbon-Mascarpone and Crushed Pistachios – is a prime example of the fresh and fabulous produce around here.  The peaches I purchased are from Kalawi Farm, and their location is less than 15 miles away from my serene abode.

Peach Boubron Sorbet_-114 Peach Boubron Sorbet_-136So let’s discuss this sorbet, shall we?

This sorbet is super easy to whip together (who loves ya no-churn), yet elegant enough for a party, and it is my new favorite snack… because who doesn’t want to snack, or do dessert, in fancy pants style??  The sorbet is silky, light and misleadingly rich in texture.  Poaching the peaches in bourbon adds a depth of mellow, boozy, bodacious flavor to the succulently sweet fruit.

The mascarpone is whipped with a smidge more bourbon (because why stop a good thing?) until airy and fluff-tastic.  The whipped mascarpone topping enhances the natural sweetness of the peaches, and the decadent creaminess pairs perfectly with the lightness of the sorbet.  The final pièce de résistance- the crushed pistachios, provide the perfect amount of salty crunch, and truly send this sorbet into the next level of the Num-Num Stratosphere.

Peach Boubron Sorbet_-179 Peach Boubron Sorbet_-197I could sit here and talk all day about how seriously scrumptious this sorbet is, and how Boy and I ate the entire quart of sorbet, plus 8 ounces of the whipped mascarpone, and a small vat of crushed pistachios, in a mere .075 seconds.  But, that’s no fun.  Instead, you should go pick up some juicy fresh peaches from your market and blitz together this wickedly delicious sorbet.  Devour this with abandon and see for yourselves the delightful sorbet light.  Oh, and don’t forget the bourbon.  Party foul!  Until next time, Cheers and whip this real good!  (<– HAD to.)



5 from 14 votes
Bourbon Poached Peach Sorbet {with Whipped Mascarpone & Crushed Pistachios}
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins

This sorbet made with bourbon poached peaches is the epitome of summer! Top it off with some whipped mascarpone and salty, chopped pistachios for an easy, yet elegant dessert perfect for entertaining!

Course: Dessert, Entertaining
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 235 kcal
Author: Cheyanne Bany
  • Sorbet:
  • 6 Fresh Peaches – Cut in half and pit removed*
  • 1 Cup Bourbon
  • ½ Cup Water
  • 1 ½ TBS Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Light Brown Sugar , packed
  • 1 TBS Ginger - grated
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • Whipped Mascarpone:
  • 8 oz Mascarpone
  • 2 tsp Bourbon
  • Toppings to Taste:
  • Lemon Zest
  • Pistachios - shelled and roughly chopped
  1. Poach the Peaches: Place the bourbon, water and granulated sugar in a large, deep, straight sided skillet and stir to combine. Add the peaches, skin side down, to the pan. Bring contents to a simmer over medium high heat. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer and poach for 10-12 minutes.
  2. Remove peaches with a slotted spoon to a clean work surface (leaving the bourbon water in the pan!). When cool enough to handle peel and slice peaches. Place slices on a large sheet of wax paper and transfer to the freezer. Freeze until firm.
  3. Meanwhile: Continue to simmer the bourbon for 10-12 minutes or until reduced by about half. Transfer to a container, cover, and set in the refrigerator. Allow to cool completely.
  4. For the Sorbet: In a blender or bowl of a food processor place sugar, ginger, lemon juice, and a heaping ½ cup of the reduced bourbon water. Blitz or pulse until combined. Add in the peach slices and blend or process until creamy and smooth. Transfer to a loaf pan and freeze, for at least 6 hours, or up to 1 week.
  5. For the Mascarpone: Place mascarpone and bourbon in the bowl of a stand mixer or a small bowl. Use the whisk attachment, or a hand held mixer, to whisk mascarpone with bourbon until light and airy. Set aside in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  6. Serve**: Serve heaping scoops of the peach sorbet topped with a dollop of whipped mascarpone and sprinkled with chopped pistachios and zested lemon.
  7. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

*Yield: 1 Quart
*Inactive Time of 6+ Hours
*Can substitute frozen peaches, defrosted
*Let the Frozen Sorbet sit at room temperature for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Bourbon Poached Peach Sorbet {with Whipped Mascarpone & Crushed Pistachios}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 235 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 18mg 1%
Potassium 9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 8g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 7.9%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 4.5%
Iron 0.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.