This post has been sponsored by Divine Flavor and Honest Cooking. All opinions are 100% my own.
Grapes are perfectly delicious on their own, but if you are looking for a special treat, roast them and turn them into a delicious, light and refreshing grape sorbet!
We never seem to have enough grapes on hand. My kids eat them like they are candy. There's something magical about the sweet, satisfying juicy crunch. Up until recently, I had never really baked with grapes, which is a shame because they are just as delicious cooked (or roasted) as they are fresh.
This Grape Sorbet is the perfect example. It is rich, flavorful, and almost exotic. Pair it with a bit of champagne and you have the perfect romantic dessert for Valentine's Day.
Being in the food blogging world, you learn a lot about the brands and labels behind the food we all eat. I love to learn about the brand's history and philosophies. Divine Flavor, started as a small table grape vineyard in 1989. Today, Divine Flavor is a family-run and grower-owned distribution company based in Nogales, Arizona that believes in growing “Better Food for a Better World.” Their commitment to sustainable farming means they never rush the growing process, and only handpick our grapes at the peak of their flavor.
You probably haven't noticed, but the grapes you purchase at the store have a very good chance of coming from Divine Flavor. They grow many non-GMO varieties including the early ripening Flame Red Seedless, popular because of its long shelf life and crisp, sweet taste. They also grow a crowd pleaser, Sweet Celebration, which is one of their sweetest grapes with large plump berries, enticing aroma and long shelf life. Krissy is a mid-season flavor standout, enjoyed for its crispy texture and flavorful crunch. And finally their sweet and juicy muscat flavored reds are great snacking grapes, known for their wonderful floral aroma and juicy sweet taste. They have a grape for almost every season!
No matter what the variety you use, this sherbet will be crisp and tasty. Make it to cool off this summer or to impress your loved one this Valentine's Day! Either way it is a wonderful palette cleanser and a delicious dessert. Enjoy!
- 2 pounds fresh grapes rinsed and stemmed
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ cup grape juice
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with foil.
Rinse and stem grapes. Toss with oil and sea salt.
Roast grapes for about 12-14 minutes or until the skins begin to pop.
Allow to cool.
In a small pan, combine grape juice, sugar, and corn syrup over medium heat stirring until sugar has dissolved.
Transfer grape juice/ sugar mixture and roasted grapes to a blender and blend until smooth.
Press mixture through a fine-mesh strainer, then chill for 3 hours or ideally overnight.
Pour cold sorbet mix into an ice cream maker, turn on the machine, and churn according to manufacturer's directions, 20 to 25 minutes.