Pinot Gris and Prickly Pear Sorbet Recipe


The inspiration for this very unusual and wonderful Pinot Gris and Prickly Pear Sorbet came to me when planning a gourmet dinner and wine tasting.  I needed a new sorbet to impress everyone.  The sorbet also need to be wine friendly.  This Pinot Gris and Prickly Pear Sorbet has a delicate undertone of prickly pear. According to my husband, he gives this sorbet a rating of 10+.


More great Ice Cream, Sorbet, Granita, and Gelato Recipes.

Please check out my Grilled Rack of Lamb with Pinot Noir Marinade Dinner Menu and Butter-Poached Lobster Tails dinner menu which includes this refreshing Pinot Gris-Prickly Pear Sorbet.


Pinot Gris and Prickly Pear Sorbet Recipe:
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Pinot Gris and Prickly Pear Sorbet Recipe
Servings: 8 to 10 servings
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups water
  • 2 cups pinot gris wine
  • 1 tablespoon prickly pear syrup*
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice, freshly squeezed
  1. Make a Simple Syrup:  In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar and water.  Stir until mixture comes to a boil and sugar is dissolved; reduce heat to low and simmer 5 minutes.  Remove from heat.

  2. Add pinot gris wine, prickly pear syrup, lemon juice, and orange juice; stir until thoroughly blended.  Let mixture cool to room temperature.

  3. Ice Cream Maker - Transfer mixture to ice cream maker, process according to manufacturer's instructions.

  4. Freezer Method - Pour into container, cover, and place mixture in the freezer.  When it is semi-solid, mash it up with a fork and refreeze again.  When frozen, place in a food processor or blender and process until smooth.  Cover and refreeze until serving time.

  5. NOTE:  Can be prepared 3 days in advance.  Cover and keep frozen.

  6. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Recipe Notes

* Prickly pear syrup can be found in specialty food stores.


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