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Merlot Sorbet

Stay cool these summer days with Merlot sorbet!

This light, refreshing sorbet is a good dessert to serve after a substantial main course.

Merlot Sorbet

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  • 1 cups red wine (I used Merlot)
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice



Combine the water and sugar in a saucepan and heat to a simmer. Cover, and simmer 5 minutes, until sugar is dissolved. Stir in the wine, lemon juice and set it aside to cool to room temperature.


Freeze the mixture in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions. Transfer the mixture to a freezer-safe container and freeze for at least 3-4 hours.


If you do not have an ice cream maker, pour the mixture into a metal or plastic freezer container and freeze until softly set about 3 hours.


Remove from the container and chop coarsely into 3-inch pieces. Place in a food processor and process until smooth. Return the mixture to the freezer container and freeze again until set. Repeat this freezing and chopping process two or three times, until a smooth consistency is obtained.


Serve in scoops, decorated with herbs.


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    Rosa's Yummy Yums
    July 31, 2013 at 6:22 am

    A fantastic sorbet! That is an interesting flavor.



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    July 31, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Boozy,frozen and sweet – what a beautiful combo apt for the summer! Love it Beautiful pictures dear Yelena 🙂
    Shema | LifeScoops

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    Rowena Dumlao-Giardina
    August 1, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Yum! Just like what I need right now! You made some gorgeous, refreshing photos, like always!

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