Five-Spiced Plum And Red Wine Sorbet Recipe


Five-Spiced Plum And Red Wine Sorbet Recipe

Prep Time: 25 Mins Cooking Time: 1 Hour Total Time: 1 Hour 25 Mins


  • 1 pound ripe plums
  • 3/4 cup red wine
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons superfine sugar
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 strips lemon zest, removed with a vegetable peeler


  1. Halve the plums, discard the pits and place in a saucepan with all the remaining ingredients.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 25 minutes or until the plums have broken down.
  3. Discard the cinnamon stick and lemon zest, purée until smooth, then pass through a sieve.
  4. Let cool then refrigerate, covered, for at least 1 hour or overnight. Churn in an ice-cream maker, following the manufacturer’s instructions.