Red Wine Sorbet -- A boozy dessert made with three simple ingredients. The perfect cool, sweet treat for wine lovers!
You can use any of your favorite red wines and blend of frozen berries to make this sorbet. Adjust the sweetness with the amount of honey or agave you add. I love how perfectly the berries and wine go together, and has just the right amount of sweetness.
It's Monday, pour me a fat glass of...sorbet??
That's right. Wine meet sorbet. Sorbet meet wine. Then comes wine sorbet in a baby carriage. In the heat of the summer, I'm not quite one for a big 'ol glass of red wine. When it's frozen, blended with berries, and enjoyed as a 21+ red wine sorbet? I thought you'd never ask.
Ingredients you need to makes this
- Red wine
- Frozen mixed berries
Start by pouring 1 ½ cups of red wine into an ice cube tray. I used a red blend, but any sweeter red wine will work. Add ice cube tray to freezer for at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight.
Once frozen (they won't freeze all the way through), add wine cubes to a food processor, along with 3 cup of frozen mixed berries, and 2 ½ tablespoons of honey. Blend until mixture is smooth, scraping down sides of the bowl as you go.
The mixture can be eaten as is, or added back to the freezer for another hour for a firmer texture. Store in a freezer-friendly container for up to 2 months in the freezer.
- Use just one type of berry like blueberries or raspberries to mix it up.
- Add more or less honey if you want it more/less sweet.
- Opt for a sweeter red wine for a sweeter flavor without more added honey.
What kind of red wine do I use?
I used a red blend wine for this recipe, but any sweeter red wine will work. You want the wine on the sweeter side to avoid having to add too much sweetener. Sweet Reds or Pinot Noirs also work great.
My wine didn't freeze all the way. What did I do wrong?
Nothing at all! Because of the alcohol content, the wine will not freeze completely, but will remain semi-frozen no matter how long you freeze it. This actually works out great, since it will have a scoop-able texture all the time!
Money-Saving Tips for this Red Wine Sorbet
Buy in bulk. Opt for the larger bag of frozen mixed berries for a more cost-effective option.
Shop sales. If you're not brand-loyal, see what wine is on sale that week for the most affordable option.
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