Cool and refreshing, this delicious Grape Sorbet is easy to make. With just 3 ingredients and a few hours of freezing time, you can have this sorbet ready for dessert.
Ingredients for Grape Sorbet Recipe
- Red Grapes
- Sugar (I used Dixie Crystals)
- Lemon Juice
Sorbet is typically made with sugar-sweetened water and fruit pureé, fruit juice, wine, or liqueur. This grape sorbet is made with puree but my lemon sorbet is made with lemon juice.
Tips, Tricks, and Suggestions
- Do not try this with grapes you have not frozen. It’s a key factor to the sorbet.
- Taste the grapes and adjust your sugar according to but not by an excessive amount.
- You don’t really taste the lemon juice, it just adds acid for balance.
- Freeze grapes in a single layer, you don’t want them sticking together piled on top of each other.
- When pureeing the ingredients in the food processor it won’t look like it’s coming together, don’t be alarmed. Continue to puree and add a bit of water a little at a time. This is the food processor I own and I love it. A food processor is a better choice to make this grape sorbet than a blender.
- Make green grape sorbet by substituting green grapes for the red grapes.
I was concerned the skins would be overpowering in the finished recipe. They are not. The skin adds lovely flakes to the sorbet and the color is unparalleled. It tastes just like grapes but is taken to the next level as a sorbet.
Why We Love this Sorbet
- It’s so easy to make.
- Just four ingredients.
- The color is so vibrant and appetizing.
- People are impressed when you serve sorbet.
- It’s versatile – serve it for dessert or as a palate cleanser between courses.
- It’s family-friendly. Everyone can enjoy this sorbet because grapes are a popular fruit.
How do I serve sorbet?
Sorbet is typically served in a bowl by itself. I’ve garnished mine with mint for a pop of green but it’s not necessary. Usually, one large or two or three small scoops of sorbet are the perfect serving size.
I like to use my vintage glass footed dessert cups that were my mother-in-law’s. It just looks so pretty. The color is a vibrant purple and appealing.
Serve sorbet as a dessert or between courses as a palate cleanser. Fancy restaurants sometimes serve palate cleansers.
How do I store sorbet?
This sorbet is made in a loaf pan. It’s easily stored in the freezer in the loaf pan covered with aluminum foil or plastic wrap.
This grape sorbet will keep in the freezer up to a week, maybe a few days longer.
What is sorbet?
Sorbet is a frozen treat that’s made with sugar water and a fruit puree or fruit juice. It is dairy-free and perfect for those with lactose intolerance.
- 3 cups grapes, frozen
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Water, as necessary
- In a food processor, puree frozen grapes, scraping down the sides as needed. Add remaining ingredients and puree until smooth.