Grape & Pink Champagne Sorbet

This pretty pink Champagne sorbet recipe, is perfect dessert for the holidays or any occasion.

Grape and Pink Champagne Sorbet

Each week I look forward to seeing what goodies we receive in our farmers boxes. There are all the usual things like potatoes, carrots, lettuce, tomatoes and onions, but it’s the seasonal items I look forward to seeing. Prior to signing up for our farmers boxes I used to purchase particular ingredients that I needed for recipes I wanted to make, but nowadays it’s my farmers boxes that guide my cooking as I look for new and interesting ways to use the ingredients I’m given. A bit like a MasterChef mystery box challenge I suppose.

Black Grapes

So last week when I received an overflowing bag of black grapes my mind started churning with ideas. Of course we could simply eat the grapes as is, but for some reason black grapes don’t appeal to me as much as their green cousins.  After looking for inspiration I remembered the stunningly beautiful Concord Grape Sorbet I saw on Desserts for Breakfast.  Inspired but wanting to go in a slightly different direction I settled on a Grape and Pink Champagne Sorbet. Anything with Champagne in it can’t be a bad thing can it?  And well, this sorbet is really good. It’s not overly sweet, is light and is scoopable straight from the freezer. The latter item is particularly important to me because being the impatient person I am I don’t like to have to wait before I scoop my sorbets or ice creams.

Grape Sorbet

So tell me, is your cooking inspired by ingredients or particular recipes you want to try or a little of both?

Speaking of sorbets, I hope you’ve got your entry in for my ice cream maker giveaway. The winner will receive the ice cream maker of their choice from Kitchenware Direct.


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Grape Sorbet
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 550g of black seedless grapes
  • 1 cup of pink Champagne (or regular Champagne)
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • juice of 1 lemon
Instructions
  1. Place the grapes, pink Champagne and sugar in a saucepan over a medium low heat. Bring to the boil and reduce to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes or until the skins of the grapes split.
  2. Drain through a fine sieve into a large jug or bowl and use the back of a wooden spoon to press the grapes to release their juices. Extract as much from the grapes as you can. Cover the mixture and refrigerate until completely cold. I usually leave the mixture overnight.
  3. Remove the mixture from the refrigerator and add the lemon juice and pour into your ice cream maker and churn according to your manufacturers instructions. The longer you churn the sorbet the lighter in colour it will become.
Notes
Once you have cooked the grapes you will notice the mixture is incredibly dark. Don't worry because the sorbet will lighten when it is churned in the ice cream maker.

 

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37 Comments on "Grape & Pink Champagne Sorbet"


Sandra
May 8, 2012

I am confused on what type of grapes to use, the regular dark ones from grocery store or can you use concord grapes?

Sevo
March 2, 2012

I didn’t have concord grapes or pink champagne, but it still came out fantastic (with the same punchy colour) using black seedless grapes and sparkling shiraz. Yum!

February 29, 2012

How beautiful and refreshing – I love that you used champagne. This makes me long for summer!

February 29, 2012

Ya just like Kiran said. I wish I lived in Aus. And I am just lost on those beautiful pictures and I can see magic in your eyes and hands :-)

February 28, 2012

This looks stunning – fabulous job! Love the addition of the bubbly too. Mom has a vineyard with Concords and the colour of black grapes remind me of being there for harvest :)

Jennifer, that opening picture is absolutely stunning! I wanted to reach in with a spoon and scoop up a spoonful of it on this warm evening! 😀

What a delicious frozen treat! Love the pink color.
Cheers:)

February 28, 2012

Wow! The colour is amazing, such a vibrant and delicious looking sorbet, I’ve been just eating my black grapes in greedy mouthfuls from the fridge :) but this is such a lovely idea! yum!!

February 28, 2012

This sounds incredible! Very creative to have gone with a sorbet. Love it.

February 28, 2012

Absolutely beautiful! I love frozen grapes, and can only imagine how wonderful this sorbet must be with a note of champagne :) Well done!

February 28, 2012

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oh my goshness – look at that gorgeous pink colour – stunning!

February 28, 2012

I saw your gorgeous photo on Foodgwaker and loved the colour! Black grapes are my favourites because of the colour and meaty flesh, but you have taken them to a new level. Gorgeous!

February 28, 2012

This sounds truly delicious! Would love to try it :)

February 28, 2012

I am your opposite ! I always prefer black grapes to the green ones :) The sorbet looks so pretty!

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February 28, 2012

Gorgeous pink colors, love it! And “champagne sorbet” sounds already luxury and classy;)

February 28, 2012

I’m totally wish you :) I don’t really like black grapes hehe I love love LOVE the colour of this sorbet ~ Hope I win the give away and be able to make this sorbet with the new ice-cream machine 😛

Which farmers box do you get? Because I tried this local farmers delivery service once, but didn’t really like their stuff too much :(

February 27, 2012

I went out for dinner last night and had the most incredible melon, tangerine and mango sorbets… Which left me craving sorbet and looking for a good recipe. I think I’ve found it! I love how the addition of alcohol makes ice cream scoopable straight from the freezer and the colour in your sorbet is incredible. Wow.

February 27, 2012

What a divine sorbet! The color’s fabulous.

Gorgeous clicks!

Cheers,

Rosa