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Monday, January 18, 2010

Raspberry Sorbet

One of the biggest reasons I wanted the Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker is for homemade sorbets. When I saw raspberries on sale at the grocery store, I knew that Raspberry Sorbet was in order. My Ben & Jerry's cookbook had a recipe that really intrigued me, particularly because it has red wine in it.

I had some trouble with this recipe, but I think I've worked out the kinks, and it should be perfect the next time I make it. My first problem was that the recipe says to gently stir the ingredients and then dump in the ice cream maker. It felt wrong not to mush up the raspberries or blend them in a food processor, but I went with it. Big mistake. The raspberries started to freeze and the sugary liquid stayed liquid. I tried smashing up the frozen raspberries, but by that time the ice cream machine was starting to thaw. I finally just ended up putting the mixture in the fridge, re-freezing the ice cream maker, processing the mixture in the food processor the next day, then putting it back in the ice cream maker. This worked very well.

Bob and I both loved the flavor of this sorbet! We thought the red wine added a great flavor, although it's not a prominent wine taste, which is a good thing in my opinion. If you don't like wine, I'm sure you could add either grape juice or water in its place. Our only complaint was the raspberry seeds - they were so annoying! Next time I will strain them out before freezing. Then the sorbet will be excellent!

Raspberry Sorbet

12 ounces fresh raspberries
1 1/2 cups sugar
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/4 cup dry red wine
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 cup cold water

1. Combine the raspberries, sugar, and lemon juice in a mixing bowl. Refrigerate covered at least 1 hour.
2. When ready to freeze, add the red wine, corn syrup, and water, and stir gently until blended. Here is where I disagree. I recommend transferring to a food processor or blender and process until smooth. I also recommend straining the seeds at this point.

3. Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and freeze following the manufacturer's instructions.

4. Transfer the frozen mixture to an airtight container and freeze until ready to enjoy. I preferred the texture of the sorbet after it had been frozen at least overnight.

Make 1 quart.

Source: Adapted from the Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book


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  2. Raspberry is my favorite sorbet. Looks awesome, love it in the martini glass. Heh.

  3. Very refreshing dessert!

  4. Looks wonderfully refreshing- your photos are fabulous!

  5. Raspberry sorbet is my fave too! Though I made cranberry vanilla sorbet this past Christmas and it was divine!

  6. That looks delicious! I made mixed berry sherbet the other night... it's a little different, but there's one step that may help next time you make this (of course I'm not sure because it's only the first time I've made it). I first had to bring the fruit to a boil with some sugar and water. Then you pour the whole thing through a strainer and just use the liquid. It was really good!

  7. Wow, this looks simply delicious. I'd eat this right in front of my heater, haha.

  8. mmm... i want this. and it doesn't even have any dairy so i can eat it! i'm making your bourbon chicken tomorrow for dinner with brown rice and some stir-fried veggies. i've been drooling all week in preparation!

  9. I love sorbet! It's so refreshing and it's sort of healthy :) Yours looks great!


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