I purchased my first load of produce from Bountiful Baskets this past weekend. For only $15 there was a ton of fruit and veggies. Nearly too much for my little family. So I’ve spent a good part of the day trying to come up with ways to prepare all this produce so that nothing goes to waste.
Today, in honor of it being a hot summer and ridiculously dusty outside, I made some cool and refreshing nectarine slushies.
- 4 ripe nectarines
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup water
- 2 cups ice
Make a simple syrup by adding the sugar to the water in a saucepan. Heat until boiling, then simmer for 2-3 minutes until the sugar is dissolved (do not stir). Once the sugar is dissolved set aside until cool. Cut up the nectarines into chunks. Blend both sugar-water and nectarines until smooth. Strain mixture to get out the peel and put into metal loaf pan. Freeze for at least three hours, stirring occasionally to prevent it from becoming solid. Once frozen, add two cups of crushed ice to the nectarine mixture and mix together. Freeze for another hour. Serve and eat quickly before it melts!