Red Wine and Cherry Sorbet

    5 hours

    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.


    South Australia, Australia
    3 people made this

    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. Allow both to reach a boil.
    4. Roughly process cherries in blender (or as smooth as you like, I like biting into a bit of cherry).
    5. Reduce sugar mixtures down to a light syrup by boiling without stirring for around 10 minutes.
    6. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
    7. Whisk cherry syrup into processed cherries, pour into 1 of the chilled tins, cover tightly with foil and return to freezer for 2 hours.
    8. 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).
    9. Beat egg whites till soft peaks form. Add egg to sorbet when it is the consistency of a slushy move through using a metal whisk. Leave for another 2 hours.
    10. Chill serving glasses for at least 1/2 hour. Using a chilled metal spoon, scoop some cherry sorbet into chilled glass, top that with a scoop of red wine sorbet.
    11. 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