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5 Wine Ice Cream Recipes for Summer Dinner Parties

posted: 07/21/17
by: Blythe Copeland

Turn any summer dinner into a warm-weather celebration with these recipes for wine-infused ice creams that combine strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, cherries, or lemon with white, red, and rose varietals. Don't have an ice cream maker? Try one of the no-churn versions that you can make with an electric mixer and food processor.

Moscato Blackberry
Sugar Spun Run

1. Blackberry Moscato Ice Cream

Moscato and blackberry ice cream from Sugar Spun Run combines sweet wine, creamy vanilla ice cream, and tart blackberries into a tasty frozen treat that you can make without an ice cream machine. Use a food processor to pulp the berries and then strain the juice into a mixture of Moscato wine, sugar, and fresh vanilla bean; then add cream and beat until soft peaks form. Freeze overnight and top with fresh berries before serving.

Raspberry White Wine Ice Cream
Mildly Meandering

2. Raspberry White Wine Ice Cream

Madi at Mildly Meandering used a fruity, woody Chardonnay to give rich vanilla ice cream a cocktail-hour makeover -- and added a swirl of homemade raspberry sauce to complement the flavor of the wine. You can make this recipe without an ice cream maker, too: Stir together the wine, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, and salt; add it to freshly whipped heavy cream; and layer the ice cream mixture with raspberry sauce before freezing.

No Churn Red Wine Ice Cream
Pass Me Some Tasty

3. No Churn Red Wine, Strawberry, and Salted Dark Chocolate Ice Cream

Heavy, rich red wines may seem like a more obvious match for winter comfort foods than summer desserts, but medium-bodied Tempranillo adds depth and flavor to this light strawberry ice cream from Pass Me Some Tasty. Use a stand mixer to whisk heavy cream and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form; then add sweetened condensed milk while the mixer is still on. When combined, stir in diced fresh strawberries, grated salted dark chocolate, and half cup of wine. Freeze overnight and serve garnished with more strawberries and chocolate.

Moscato Blackberry
Forks and Folly

4. Cherry Cabernet Ice Cream

Pretty purple cherry Cabernet ice cream from Forks and Folly looks as good as it must taste, which makes it a go-to choice for your next dinner party dessert or bridal shower brunch sweets table. The recipe calls for an ice cream maker to produce a classic vanilla ice cream base from milk, heavy cream, sugar, and salt; once the ice cream has frozen, add chopped cherries and homemade Cabernet syrup for a simple, sophisticated treat.

Rose Sorbet
Whole Foods Market

5. Rose Lemon Sorbet

Light, refreshing rose lemon sorbet takes less than 15 minutes to prepare and calls for just five ingredients: rose wine, sugar, lemon peel, lemon juice, and . Combine the first three in a saucepan and heat until the sugar dissolves; then add lemon juice and water and freeze overnight in a shallow pan. Before serving, pulse in a food processor to break up the sorbet and freeze again so the mixture can set. Serve with fresh berries for a cool dessert on a hot day.