Silky smooth, four-ingredient pear sorbet is sweetened with honey and complemented by the bright flavors of Black Girl Magic California Riesling wine. Originally published December 2020. Last updated July 2022.
Many more Black-owned brands are now on people's radars and I'm here for it. One that I've personally enjoyed seeing shine is McBride Sisters. Their Black Girl Magic wines are a staple in my home bar and I incorporated their Riesling into the luscious honey pear Riesling sorbet recipe we're about to discuss. This isn't an officially-sanctioned Black Girl Magic wine sorbet but I think the McBride Sisters would enjoy it. Whether or not you've always wanted to know how to make sorbet at home, you gone learn today! Let's get into this delicious no-churn fruit sorbet recipe.
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What is Sorbet?
Sorbet is essentially fruit and sugar, generally very easy to make, and wine is sometimes added for texture. In this honey Riesling pear sorbet, fresh pears, Black Girl Magic Riesling, honey, and lemon get very cozy on the stove top then are blended together until smooth, and frozen to perfection. The result is a silky smooth sorbet with a beautiful mouth feel and bright fruity flavor.
The pears play perfectly with the apricot, tangerine, guava, and pineapple flavor notes in the wine. It's a fool-proof recipe that will get your wheels turning about even more delicious combinations. You can actually combine just about any fruit with wine to make sorbet at home. Don't believe me? Peep this boozy red wine sorbet I made with strawberries for reference. Depending on the kind of fruit, you might need to soften it first, which is the case with this honey pear Riesling sorbet.
What You'll Need for this Recipe
- Riesling Wine
As I mentioned, this is a no-churn sorbet recipe. So you don't need an ice cream maker! What you will need is a small saucepan. Go ahead and grab either a blender or food processor, as well as a freezer-safe container. I typically store my honey Riesling pear sorbet in an airtight container.
The simple tools I recommend to make sorbet at home are also just above the recipe card in this post, for your convenience. Only four ingredients and everyday tools you already have in your kitchen mean this fruit sorbet with wine is well within your reach. Just below is a quick overview of how easy it is to make sorbet with no ice cream maker.
How to Make Fruit and Wine Sorbet at Home - Video
How do you make easy homemade sorbet?
There are just three easy steps to make this simple blender sorbet: Heat, blend, and freeze. Waiting for your fruit and wine sorbet to freeze is definitely the hardest part of the whole process. It smells positively divine while cooking and blending so you'll want to taste test and dive in as soon as possible, which is perfectly fine. Don't worry. Your patience will be rewarded.
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I hope you enjoy a couple of scoops of honey Riesling pear sorbet very soon. And let me know if you'd like to see more Black Girl Magic wine recipes here. I'm totally game to get to work on that. And sharing is caring so be sure to pin this easy fruit and wine sorbet recipe and follow me over on Pinterest. Thanks for reading!
No-Churn Honey Riesling Pear Sorbet Recipe
Silky smooth fruit and wine sorbet made in three simple steps without an ice cream maker
- 3-4 fresh pears peeled, cored, and cut into pieces
- ½ cup honey
- juice of one lemon
- ⅔ cup Riesling wine
Add pears, honey, lemon, and Riesling to a small saucepan over medium heat and stir to combine.Bring mixture to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes then remove mixture from heat and allow to cool for about 15 minutes.
Pour contents of saucepan into a food processor or blender and pulse until smooth (about one full minute).
Pour blended mixture into a freezer safe container and place in freezer for at least 4 hours.
Remove from freezer and thaw for about five minutes before scooping and serving. Enjoy cold.
Tips for this recipe:
- Store uneaten sorbet in the freezer in an airtight container.
- Homemade sorbet keeps for about three weeks in the freezer.
- Thaw for a few minutes for easier scooping.