As you all know by now, one of my favorite Italian aperitivo/digestivo is Campari. So, it should come as no surprise that I figured out a way to incorporate it into dessert.
This boozy summer dessert, better known as Campari Sorbet, is ideal for the long, hot days of summer. The color is fun, the taste is interesting, and the texture is divine. It’s the perfect compliment to any summer party or cookout you might be planning.
Since this sorbet is made with alcohol, it will remain soft. Plan to freeze it overnight and eat within minutes of serving. For the kids, skip the Campari and stick with just the orange juice. That way they can participate in the fun, too!
You will need:
– 1 cup water
– 1 cup sugar
– 3 Tbsp. orange zest 3 oranges, I use a microplane
– 2 cups fresh squeezed orange juice (squeeze it yourself; it’s worth it)
– 3/4 cup Campari
In a sauce pan combine water, sugar and zest, making a simple syrup
Bring to a boil, turn off the heat and cool
Add Campari and orange juice to the syrup. You need to chill in the refrigerator at this point, the colder the better before adding it to the ice cream maker
Place into an ice cream maker and follow manufacturers instructions, place into a loaf pan lined with plastic wrap, put into the freezer until ready to serve.
*Note: this will be a soft sorbet because of the alcohol in the Campari, so chill overnight for best texture.
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