I came home this weekend with Mimosas on my mind!
And this is the best thing about being married to The Chef... I can say, "You know what sounds good??..." & POOF! Like magic I have a delicious treat!!
So, when I said a mimosa slushy sounded good... THIS is what I got!
Peach Champagne Sorbet
Get your ice cream scoops ready!
& have some frosty fun!!!
1-1/2 pounds peaches
1/2 cup plus 1 Tablespoon sugar
1 Tablespoon grated lemon zest
3/4 cup champagne
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Put the peaches in a large saucepan and cover them with boiling water. Cook for 2 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water. Peel the peaches; halve them and remove the pits. Transfer the peaches to a food processor and coarsely puree. Pour into a medium bowl.
In a medium nonreactive saucepan bring the sugar and 1/2 cup of water to a boil over moderately high heat. Add 2 teaspoons of the lemon zest and let simmer about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and set the syrup aside for about 10 minutes.
Strain the syrup into the peach puree and blend well. Add the champagne, the lemon juice, and the remaining 1 teaspoon lemon zest. Stir Well. Refrigerate until chilled.
Transfer to an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Oh... & I cant forget the cookie treat on the side...
1/2 c. sugar
1 c. butter
2 tsp. vanilla
2 c. flour
8 tbsp. cocoa
Dash of salt
Cream together the sugar and butter. Add beaten eggs and vanilla, then the flour, cocoa and salt. Spoon rounded teaspoonfuls into each side of your waffle iron and bake about 1 1/2 minutes.