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Sparkling Wine Lemon Sorbet Recipe - Sorbete de Cava y Limon

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Sorbete de Cava y Limon - Sparkling Wine Lemon Sorbet

Lisa Sierra (c) 2009 Licensed to About.com Inc.
Ice cream and frozen desserts are very popular in Spain, especially in the warmer months. Combine the love of frozen desserts with the Spanish fondness for their sparkling wine called "cava" and you have a wonderfully cool, refreshing dessert or party drink. This sorbet recipe results in a frothy lemon drink, quite often served at wedding receptions. It's the perfect warm weather drink to end a meal.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 750ml bottles sparkling wine, chilled (such as Spanish cava)
  • 1 quart lemon sorbet (see recipe link below) or lemon ice cream
  • 6-8 strawberries (optional for garnish)

Preparation:

This Sparkling Wine Lemon Sorbet recipe makes 6-8 servings.

Preparation Note: Prepare the Spanish Lemon Sorbet recipe, allowing 2 ½ hours for the sorbet to freeze. No time to prepare it at home? Purchase 1 quart lemon ice cream.

Remove sorbet from freezer and allow to soften for approximately 10 minutes. Scoop half of sorbet into a large pitcher or blender. Pour half a bottle of sparkling wine over sorbet and blend with a stick blender. Pour in rest of wine and blend until smooth and frothy. Pour into chilled champagne flutes and garnish each glass with a fresh strawberry, if desired. Serve immediately.

Repeat with rest of sorbet and second bottle of sparkling wine.

Place sorbet in refrigerator if not consumed immediately, and blend again for a few seconds before serving to create the frothy look.

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