Food Fridays: Concord Grape Sorbet

Even though it is technically almost winter (Shh…Don’t tell Atlanta!), sometimes I just want an icy cold dessert.  Given that lactose and I don’t get along too well, that narrows down the choices.  I’m always up for something really refreshing that is akin to a popsicle.  It is even better when I can feel a little fancy and eat something a tad bit more special, like sorbet.  Earlier this fall, I got it in my head that I wanted to try to make Concord grape sorbet from scratch.  Yes, from scratch from scratch.  Like, squeeze the juice out of the grapes scratch.  Let me tell you…it’s harder than it sounds.  Okay…maybe it never sounded easy in the first place!  LOL.

Smelling the Concord grapes every time I opened the refrigerator was one of the best rewards of the whole process.  They smelled so fragrant and just called me to juice them.  Speaking of juicing, if someone posted a YouTube video of my multi-layered process, it would probably look like a spoof.  I started out by heating the grapes to release the liquid, then pressed them inside of a colander, then put them in my blender, and finally passed them through a fine mesh sieve to release every last bit of juice and avoid getting the seeds in the mixture.  Call it trial and error.  Needless to say, I decided to give myself a little reward for all of my hard work by tasting just a little bit before freezing.  You should reward yourself, too!  I promise you, it tastes like the best grape candy or beverage on earth.  Seriously.  I was surprised by how different concord grapes taste than white or red grapes.  The end result was just as tasty!

I used Martha Stewart’s recipe and can’t wait to try my hand at other sorbets.  I think I will try a lemon sorbet next.  That is the perfect flavor to cleanse your palate after a meal!

 

 

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  • Lindsey, the Redhead Baby Mama - beautiful! I’m doing a recipe link up on Sunday!ReplyCancel

    • Kimberly Murray - Thank you! It tastes just as good as it looks!ReplyCancel

  • Joyce Brewer Kendrick - My 2 year old can eat 2 pints of blueberries in one sitting and he’s got issues with milk too. Thanks for sharing. Off to check Martha’s recipe.ReplyCancel

  • Raena Akin-Deko - Mmmm…I must try! I wonder if I can cheat and just use a juicer?ReplyCancel

  • Carole - Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole’s Chatter is collecting links to posts about ice cream and sorbets – or anything similar like gelato. I do hope you link this in. This is the link . Please do check out some of the other links – there are a lot of good ones already. Have a great week.ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly Murray - Let me know if you decide to try your hand at sorbet. A blueberry sorbet would probably taste very good!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly Murray - I don’t see why not! I might have to try that myself the next time around!ReplyCancel

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