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"Sgroppino" Lemon Sorbet and Sparkling Wine
As refreshing as lemon sorbet on a hot summer's day and as thirst-quenching as a sparkling wine, sgroppino is a Venetian dessert that combines both. Sgroppino is served in a tall glass or wide-mouth goblet in place of, or in addition to, dessert. In Venice, your waiter might make sgroppino at your table by beating the sorbet and wine into a mixture as refreshing as whipped snow. You must whisk the sparkling wine in by hand because a machine will melt the ingredients. The ideal wine to use for sgroppino is Venice's fresh and fruity sparkler, Prosecco. If you cannot locate it, substitute a light sparkling white wine. You can easily make sgroppino with a good quality store-bought lemon sorbet or use our recipe to make homemade lemon sorbet.
Sgroppino - Lemon Sorbet and White Wine (Makes 8 Servings)
2 cups lemon sorbet 1-1/4 cups Prosecco or sparkling wine
Put the lemon sorbet in a bowl and break it up with a spoon. Add the sparkling wine, whipping it with a whisk to form a soft, foamy mixture. Don't whisk too much or it will become too liquid. Pour into tall glasses or goblets and serve immediately.
Sgroppino with Lemon Sorbet and Strawberries
10 - 12 ounces fresh, very ripe strawberries 2 cups lemon sorbet 1-1/4 cups Prosecco or sparkling wine
Put the berries in a food processor and puree. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate until very cold (about 2 hours.)
Put the lemon sorbet in a bowl and break it up with a spoon. Add half of the strawberry puree, beating it into the sorbet with a whisk. Add half of the sparkling wine, whisking it briefly. Add the remaining puree and wine, beating to form a soft, foamy mixture. Pour into glasses and serve immediately.
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One of the world’s most popular and playful sparkling wines, Prosecco is a specialty of northeastern Italy
Non-Vintage by Candoni from Veneto, Italy. Delicate and fruity with a hint of honey. It is crisp and clean in the mouth with a pleasant acidity that leaves behind a delicious and persistent freshness with a dry, well-balanced taste.