Black & Blue Berry Wine Sorbet


Sweet Summer Berry and Wine Sorbet

I have never been a big wine drinker, but last summer I discovered a local winery that I absolutely love. Island Grove Wine Company makes two varieties of 100% blueberry wines as well as several flavors of fruit-flavored grape and blueberry wines. My favorite flavors are Sorta Sweet blueberry wine, Blueberry Moscato, and the limited edition Holiday Cranberry & Pomegranate wine that they only produce around the winter holidays. Yes, I love my wine sweet!

When I got a good yield from my backyard blueberry bushes this year, I knew I had to make something in the ice cream machine with them. Then I saw the Sweet Berry Wine Sorbet recipe from Scoop Adventures, and I got the idea to use the Island Grove wine. I selected Sorta Sweet for this berry sorbet recipe, which I modified from the Scoop Adventures recipe.

Black & Blue Berry-Wine Sorbet Recipe

Black & Blue Berry-Wine Sorbet Recipe


  • 1 1/2 cups Island Grove Sorta Sweet blueberry wine
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/8 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cup blackberries
  • 1 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 Tbsp. light rum
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum (optional)


  1. Heat first five ingredients to just short of boiling, while stirring, to melt sugar.
  2. Remove from heat and add berries and rum. Mash with potato masher and let the macerated berry mixture cool for 5-10 minutes. Place saucepan in an ice bath to chill further.
  3. When cooled, pour into blender and purée.
  4. Pour puréed mixture into another bowl through a mesh strainer, to strain out the berry skin and seeds. Scrape the strainer with a rubber spatula to push the liquid through, then discard the skins and seeds.
  5. Chill the mixture thoroughly in the fridge.
  6. Whisk in the xanthan gum just before churning according to your machine's instructions.
  7. It took the full 30 minutes in my machine and was still pretty slushy. The consistency was great after freezing for several hours.

Related: Homemade Ice Cream Getting Started Guide


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