Raspberry Beret Sorbet
For the love of Prince and dairy-free desserts
1 cup organic sugar
½ filtered water
1 quart fresh raspberries
½ lime juice
1 cup Champagne
Combine sugar and water in a small, heavy bottom saucepan over low heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves into a clear liquid (congratulations, you've just made simple syrup). Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Place raspberries in a blender and add simple syrup and lime juice. Blend until smooth. For the smoothest sorbet, pour through a strainer to remove the tiny raspberry seeds. Pour into ice-cream machine and turn on Prince. Add Champagne when you notice the sorbet beginning to firm up. When ready to eat, the sorbet will be soft. Dance. Drink. Eat.
Note: you can replace raspberries with strawberries, blueberries, even mangoes! Just be sure to strain—this is the key to making this sorbet feel good in your mouth. Also, it can be done sans Champagne...but why?