Concord Grape Sorbet

With the grape harvest rapidly approaching, it makes sense to find a use for these delicious grapes, commonly referred as “Foxy”, due to their musky flavor, particularly in fermented products. If you’re planning on making grape preserves, it’s best to start this recipe at the very beginning of the day, and update it as you go along. When all the mason jars have been pulled from their water bath, you’ll have this delicious frozen treat waiting for you after a long day’s work.

Ingredients:

2 quarts concord grapes, stemmed

½ cup sugar

Juice from two limes

After washing & de-stemming all grapes,
separate into 2 or 3 batches, add each
batch to blender. Blend at high speed until
broken down, pour mixture thru strainer,
removing all grape solids. Repeat for all
batches. Add sugar & lime to grape juice,
mixing well until sugar is dissolved. Place
in refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Add
mixture to a 2 quart ice cream maker, mix
according to the manufacturers instructions.
Once set, remove from ice cream maker,
transfer to a freezer safe vessel. Cover &
freeze for at least 2 more hours.

Notes:
Although this recipe is designed for a 2 Qt ice cream maker, it only makes about 3/4 of a quart of sorbet, -a larger cooling surface is required to quickly freeze the juice, and reduce the formation of ice crystals, resulting in a silky smooth mouth feel. If you have a larger ice cream maker, feel free to increase the recipe accordingly, remembering that your final product should be no more than 1/2 the capacity of the ice cream maker.

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