If you already have an ice cream maker, dust it off and place the cylinder bowl in the freezer and let's get this party started. Here's all you'll need:
Triple Berry Red Wine Sorbet
1 bottle of your favorite red wine
(like Cabernet, Merlot, Zinfandel, Shiraz, Beaujolais)
1 cup of sugar
3/4 cup of water
about 3 cups of berries*
(1 small package each: blueberries, blackberries & raspberries)
Heat the wine, sugar and water in a pot, stirring to melt the sugar. Bring to a boil. Boil for about a minute. Add the fresh fruit, cover and allow to steep for about an hour. Press through a sieve, making sure to push as much fruit through the sieve as possible. A rubber spatula works well for this job. Chill thoroughly in the fridge. Pour the mixture into your ice cream maker and churn away. Enjoy as soon as it's ready (this usually takes around 20-30 minutes with my ice cream maker) or freeze in plastic container(s). NOTE: My machine's capacity is about one quart of liquid (32 ounces), so I go two rounds with this. You should have about a quart and a half or so of liquid, so, pour in about a quart. When it's finished, spoon into a plastic container with a lid and store in the freezer immediately. Pour in the rest and go another 20-30 minutes.
The sorbet will not become rock-hard (neither will I, I'm thinkin'). It should be nice, creamy and scoopable. Keep frozen. Serve as is or with fresh berries and/or a drizzle of some orange or other fruity liqueur. Another way to love red wine. YES!
My next sorbet will be Triple "S" instead of Triple Berry. A "Sangria Sorbet Special" which I will share with you after a little experimentation. I know. Tough job. I'm sure it will include Grand Marnier and some freshly squeezed orange juice. I'm excited!
Cleanse YOUR palate with some fresh and fruity red wine sorbet today! How can you go wrong?
*another note: Teri just told me that I should mention the use of frozen berries in this recipe. Truth be told, I have not made it with frozen berries yet, but I guess I must now and then I can report back. OK, T? I'll try it later today : ). XO, Thanks Coach!