Red Wine and Cherry Sorbet

Red Wine and Cherry Sorbet


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Mildly alcoholic, fruity sweet & refreshing. Use shallow metal trays for faster freezing time. Can be stored in ice cream container in freezer for up to 3 months.

Katch22 South Australia, Australia

Serves: 6 

  • 2 cups caster sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups red wine (use your favorite)
  • 1 (435g) can of pitted cherries (reserve juice)
  • 1 tablespoons ginger cordial
  • 3 egg whites
  • 6 strawberries
  • some mint leaves

Preparation:1hour  ›  Cook:4hours  ›  Ready in:5hours 

  1. Chill 2 shallow metal tins in fridge.
  2. Place 1 cup water, 1 cup caster sugar and reserved juice of cherries into one saucepan on medium heat.
  3. Place 1 cup of water, 1 cup of red wine and 1 cup of caster sugar into another saucepan on medium heat.
  4. Allow both to reach a boil.
  5. Roughly process cherries in blender (or as smooth as you like, I like biting into a bit of cherry).
  6. Reduce sugar mixtures down to a light syrup by boiling without stirring for around 10 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
  8. Whisk cherry syrup into processed cherries, pour into 1 of the chilled tins, cover tightly with foil and return to freezer for 2 hours.
  9. Whisk red wine syrup into remaining red wine pour into chilled tin, cover tightly with foil and return to freezer 2 hours (Because there is still some alcohol red wine may take a little longer).
  10. Beat egg whites till soft peaks form.
  11. Add egg to sorbet when it is the consistency of a slushy move through using a metal whisk.
  12. Leave for another 2 hours.
  13. Chill serving glasses for at least 1/2 hour.
  14. Using a chilled metal spoon, scoop some cherry sorbet into chilled glass, top that with a scoop of red wine sorbet.
  15. Top with a strawberry fan and a sprig of mint and serve immediately.

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I have made this sorbet, it is delicious and the colour is vibrant, looks great served in a nice dessert bowl. The cherry's take on a nice chewiness. Definately a favourite for a special occasion. - 03 Sep 2011

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