Spicy Pineapple and Tequila Sorbet
You can leave the tequila out of this recipe for a fantastic, alcohol-free sorbet, but good tequila brings a subtle, vegetal complexity.
The unique sweet-tart flavor of plums makes this scoop equal parts rich and refreshing, something to add depth and lightness to baked desserts all at once.
Easy Peach Sorbet
A batch of sorbet is the perfect way to capture a summer peach that's not quite perfect—the amount of sugar required for fruit sorbet to freeze into something scoopable might be too much for a perfect honey-sweet peach, but it's just right for one that's a tad too tart.
Fresh strawberries, in frozen form. It's as simple as that.
Creamy Persimmon Sorbet
A plush, creamy sorbet full of honeyed sweetness that's cut by a touch of malty astringency.
Cranberry and Lillet Rouge Sorbet
Serve this tart sorbet as a palate cleanser between courses, or as a light dessert with whipped cream and candied ginger.
Tart, sweet, and very rich, this simple mango sorbet has a creamy texture verging on ice cream.
Rich, Tart Lemon Sorbet
The title says it all: this is a smooth, sweet-tart sorbet that's perfect for summer. Or dinner.
If you like your desserts more tart than sweet, this sorbet is for you. And if you're a little addicted to the pleasantly bitter taste of Campari, this sorbet is really for you. It's more tart than sweet with a bitter kick that makes for an especially clean-tasting sorbet.
Pear, Riesling, and Ginger Sorbet
Pears, sweet-tart Riesling, and spicy ginger come together in a sorbet that's ripe and juicy with a clean, refreshing heat. Look for a Riesling with moderate sweetness but good acidity that has an alcohol content around 12%.
Keep your clementines chilled in the fridge to cut down on prep time. This sorbet tastes best the day it's made.
Sour Cherry and Lavender Sorbet
Sour cherries are fabulously tart, almost rhubarb-like in their complexity. And they make a ridiculously good sorbet; even when blitzed with plenty of sugar, sour cherries stay tart and refreshing. Add a little lavender and maraschino liqueur to contribute some floral musk and you have a flavor far more intense than those four ingredients would suggest.