Concord Grape Sorbet

by jerseygirl on November 12, 2014 · 2 comments

concord grape sorbetA few weeks ago, I got a wonderful surprise in the mail. It was a new KitchenAid Diamond blender. I had various smoothie recipes to try and couldn’t wait to use my new kitchen toy. But then I went out to dinner last week and this happened. I was at a restaurant where they had a sweet but tart Concord grape sorbet as a  dessert. It had a spicy after bite that I loved. I asked the waiter if he could tell me what was the ingredient that provided this bite and I found out it was simple black peppercorns.

Concord grapes have always taken a soft spot in my heart. My grandfather grew them and I remember the scent of those sweet grapes when I visited my grandparents. Still to this day, I go in the fridge and open a box of grapes just to get the smell in my brain. They are available in late summer and fall so I buy them when I can. This year I was still able to get them at the end of October.

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It seemed easy enough to duplicate this grape sorbet at home. I used my new blender to puree the grapes, a little sugar and a few black peppercorns. The blender’s power is so good that it was all done in a matter of seconds.

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Next I strained the mixture into a bowl. That was a little messy and time consuming but worth it the minute I took a sweet cold spoon of the sorbet.  It went into my KitchenAid ice cream attachment  and was ready to keep in the freezer.

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I tried to savor the dessert as long as I could as I have not seen any Concord grapes in the market this late in the season. Next year I will remember to make a bigger batch!

**For full disclosure, I was provided with a complimentary KitchenAid blender. As usual, all opinions are my own.

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Concord Grape Sorbet
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6
 
This light dessert is a perfect meal ender!
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds Concord grapes, cleaned and washed
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons black peppercorns
  • ½ cup water
Instructions
  1. Add the grapes, sugar, peppercorns and water to a blender. Blend for 1 minute or until smooth.
  2. Strain the mixture using a strainer into a medium size bowl.
  3. Add the strained mixture to an ice cream maker and let churn to manufacturers directions. Freeze for at least two hours or until ready to serve.

 

 

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