A toast to 2011 with Raspberry-Champagne Sorbet

December 31, 2010

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As I reflect back on 2010 I am reminded of the ebbs and flows of the year.  There were a lot of good moments; Eli entered the 7th grade and each day upon pick up, I ask him how was school and he responds by saying, “Mom, I love school”, Isaac is learning the violin and found his sport; baseball, and Levi-well Levi is 5.  He is partial to art, he helps me in the kitchen, and simply gives the best hugs and kisses of all the men in my house.

As we prepare to bring in the new year and toast to 2011, I will toast to having healthy and happy boys who continue to thrive and grow and become individuals, to M for hanging in there and for always persevering and to me-whom after a three year hiatus, is starting to get back into the working world.

I also, toast all of you, whom continue to support this little blog, a safe place where I can tell you my stories, share my passion for food and most importantly, make new friends. Happy and Healthy New Year to all of you and may all your dreams come true in the coming year!

Raspberry-Champagne Sorbet
adapted from David Lebovitz’s The Perfect Scoop
yield: 2 cups

1 1/4 cups Champagne or sparkling wine (I used Prosseco)
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups raspberries, fresh or frozen (I used a combo)

• mix the Champagne, water, and sugar in a medium nonreactive saucepan. bring to a boil. add the raspberries, remove from the heat, and cover. let stand for 10 minutes
• pass the mixture through a food mill with a fine disk, or press it firmly through a mesh strainer with a flexible rubber spatula.  discard the seeds.
• chill the mixture thoroughly, then freeze it in your ice cream maker according their instructions.

Related Champagne Desserts
Sparkling Champagne Cupcakes – Sprinkle Bakes
Lemon Champagne Moose – Bakers Royale
Chestnut Macaroons with pink Champagne filling – Mowielicious
Champagne Vanilla Pudding – Family Fresh Cooking
Champagne-Panna Cotta with Sugared Grapes – Piece of Cake

Happy New Year, Everyone!

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Amanda December 31, 2010 at 7:57 am

Such a beautiful and luscious dessert!!! So glad your little man loves school and has found so many hobbies… and I hope that 2011 is a fantastic year for you all!!



2 Maria December 31, 2010 at 8:09 am

Such a pretty treat to ring in the new year. Happy New Year to you and your family. I am so glad we were able to meet in 2010. You are wonderful!


3 marla {family fresh cooking} December 31, 2010 at 10:17 am

Such a great way to bring in the New Year! This sorbet is beautiful. Such a lovely line up of Champagne desserts you have here. Thanks so much for linking to my pudding. I had so much fun thinking up that recipe & it is oh so tasty 🙂 See you in a few days where we will create all kinds of amazing memories my friend! xxoo


4 gilli December 31, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Happy New Year to you and your delightful family! Hope to spend lots of time together in 2011! gilli


5 Trish December 31, 2010 at 3:43 pm

Yum! I love sorbet and the fact that champagne is in this dessert makes it the perfect NYE treat. Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!


6 Joyti December 31, 2010 at 4:53 pm

That is so pretty! And seemingly, divinely perfect for New Years!


7 Ellie (Almost Bourdain) December 31, 2010 at 9:21 pm

Love the sorbet with champagne. Perfect for the holidays. Happy New Year!


8 Kevin (Closet Cooking) January 2, 2011 at 9:09 am

Raspberry and champagne sorbet sounds so good! What a great way to roll in the new year! Happy New Year!


9 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen January 4, 2011 at 4:01 am

Although I’m a bit late for a New Year’s dessert, this sorbet sounds like a nice refreshing change after the heavy richness of all those holiday foods. I absolutely love David Lebovitz’s book The Perfect Scoop and have made so many recipes from it but I guess I never saw this, I will have have to try it, thanks!


10 Kim January 5, 2011 at 5:10 am

Happy new year to you! It is such a good sorbet!


11 Susan January 5, 2011 at 7:07 am

hi kim- happy new year! so glad you are back! have a lovely day! xx


12 Alli March 1, 2011 at 12:26 am

I love this sorbet, although I don’t known whether the champagne would make it into mine before I drink it! I hav just made a blackberry daiquiri sorbet which I will post once I get a chance to photograph it


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