Rosé Sorbet.

My inquiring mind is inquiring about you.

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It’s a bit early, but I’m dying to know what kind of New Years Eve person you are. Do you party all night? Go to the movies? Sit inside by the fire? Go to bed by 9?

I’m the kind of stay-home-and-be-cozy person, and try extremely hard not to be the last option above. Occasionally I’ve fallen asleep riiiiiight before the ball drops, only to wake up at 12:07 in a whole new year. Like the typical elderly woman that I am, I enjoy staying home, not being risky and watching Ryan Seacrest come quarter to twelve. The very last place I want to be is a crowded bar, but I’m all for eating a bunch of fun snacks (hello fondue), popping champagne (in my living room) and throwing confetti (to be found seven months later, under the couch.)

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The key word there is champagne, and no matter where I am, it’s always the one thing I really want on New Years. I LOVE bubbly wines and the like. Sweet or dry – I’m a fan of both, but my drug of choice lately has been a dry rosé. And not just because it’s pink.

But I mean, partly because of that. Says my unsophisticated palette.

Thankfully, gone are the days when I’d choose Arbor Mist over Pinot Gris. For weeks I planned on making a champagne sorbet: one that worked on it’s own or plopped in a sparkly glass of bubbly. And per usual, at the last second I changed my mind. Opting for the wine I’ve been reaching for the most, I am totally thrilled I went with this option. Like I expected with the champagne, this works on it’s own but also dropped in a glass. It’s refreshing and even somewhat palette cleansing, but you obviously must enjoy wine to be on board. Lucky for you, it will work with most versions.

We all win.

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On top, I sprinkled a touch of wild rose salt that I bought in Nantucket earlier this summer. It’s not a necessity and was originally placed there for color (SO CRAFTY. not.), but I also enjoyed the flavor. If you can find a merlot or chardonnay salt, I think that would work well too. But hey! What do I know? I’m just the person who likes to throw weird stuff together and say a little prayer. Pomegranate arils would work well too. Hint Hint.

So this will, for sure, be making an appearance when it’s time to ring in 2014. Yes. Seriously. 2014. WHAT!!! That so freaks me out. When I was in elementary school we made a time capsule that is set to be open in 2015 and well… here we are. This is not real life.

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Rosé Sorbet

Yield: serves about 4

Total Time: 8 hours (mostly down time)


1 750mL bottle dry Rosé wine
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
fresh mint for garnish


Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is boiling, then remove it from the heat. Let the liquid cool completely, then place it in the fridge to chill for at least 30 minutes. As you can see from the photo above, I like to use a bowl of ice and pour the mixture into a resealable bag to chill before placing it in the fridge.

After 30 minutes, add the mixture to your ice cream make and churn according to directions. I use the KitchenAid stand mixer attachment and church for 25 minutes. Once churned, add the sorbet to a freezer safe container and freeze for at least 4 to 6 hours.

Serve with a garnish of fresh mint if eating alone, or drop in glasses of champagne or wine.

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Pink dessert. !!!!

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116 Responses to “Rosé Sorbet.”

  1. #
    Dawn — December 13, 2013 @ 7:43 am

    this looks fantastic!
    i always have high execrations for NYE and it never works out the way i want it to. but yesterday i made dinner reservations at a nice, italian joint for 8pm. don’t know if we’ll make it to midnight at the same place. my hubby can be a dud sometimes. i’m a drinker, he’s not. we will TRY and make it to midnight! i have a couple of chinese floating paper lamps and want us both to make a NY wish, light it and send it UP :)


    • Dawn — December 13th, 2013 @ 7:43 am

      goodness! i meant “high expectations”! LOL


  2. #
    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — December 13, 2013 @ 7:57 am

    How beautiful!! Hmmm, I never heard of Rose Salt! Your Rose Sorbet would be so perfect for New Years. It really is just beautiful!!


  3. #
    Sues — December 13, 2013 @ 7:58 am

    SO PRETTY!!! I am SO much happier when staying home on New Year’s. Bubbly and Ryan Seacrest with my husband is my idea of the perfect evening. But I always feel guilty when we’re invited out, so this year we’ll be going to dinner that I’m sure will last a few hours into the new year. It will be fun and fabulous and lowkey! And I will spend Jan 1 on the couch :)


  4. #
    Carolyn — December 13, 2013 @ 8:07 am

    Jessica, Ive been following you for over a year and just wanted to say how much I enjoy what you do! I was just pinning this recipe and had the question of does it go under “dessert” or “drinks”, which isn’t the first time this quandary as come up for one of your creations. You are funny, talented and creative and inspire your readers to be more of the above. Thanks for what you do!


  5. #
    Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness — December 13, 2013 @ 8:07 am

    I am totally the stay in and fall asleep by 9 person….such a lame human I am. Oh well. So I love this recipe because 1) it has booze 2) I JUST got an ice cream maker last week 3) I just made ice cream with booze in it myself, and it was delish…so this is delish. 3) it has booze.
    This is a definitely NYE happenin’…yum!


  6. #
    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat — December 13, 2013 @ 8:29 am

    So pretty! I am the exact same type of person as you when it comes to New Years – trying so hard not to be option #4 but often falls victim to falling alseep on the couch only to wake up minutes after midnight to say “oh, Happy New Year!” then proceed to walk to my bedroom and go to bed. Party animal over here! :)


  7. #
    Meg Jones | The Spatularette — December 13, 2013 @ 8:36 am

    2 years ago my best friend was “that girl” at the bar. Last year it took my girlfriends and I FORTY FIVE MINUTES to hail a cab following the NYE festivities. [Ummmmm it was 23 degrees outside.] Needless to say… I’m staying in this year. And I think I just found the newest addition to my end of the year menu. Woooo thanks for another good one!


  8. #
    Tieghan — December 13, 2013 @ 9:14 am

    I am honestly not much of a New years person. I mean I totally celebrate, but just with my family that is in town. I make a mexican feast and we play crazy ass board games till midnight. Sounds lame, but we love it!

    This is so pretty and I love it naturally pink color!


  9. #
    Kristin @ Bake Something — December 13, 2013 @ 9:15 am

    Wow I love the idea of having this on New Years to float in our glasses of champagne. I will have to try this. Every year one of our friends that has a large home has our small group of friends over for new years eve. We all stay the night so no one is driving and the ones with kids don’t have to worry about a babysitter. We usually have a big spread of appetizers and cocktails. It’s always great to spend it with our close friends in a safe place.


  10. #
    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — December 13, 2013 @ 9:34 am

    I’m totally lame–movies, TV, couch, bedtime pretty soon after. That’s about it. My worst nightmare in life is being at Times Square during New Years. I would probably go crazy.

    This sorbet is soooooooo beautiful. And i want some of that rose salt. Actually now that I think about it, you could make a DIY version with dried rose petals?


  11. #
    Olena — December 13, 2013 @ 9:35 am

    Could you please share where you bought the Wild Rose Salt? That sounds amazing and I NEED to add that to my spice/seasoning pantry. :)
    What a pretty-in-pink dessert!


  12. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — December 13, 2013 @ 9:36 am

    I don’t want to admit how much champagne I drink, and not just on New Years. Sometimes just because it’s Tuesday :) And always, always rose. I don’t buy any other kind. And I usually add a splash of chambord. Tastes great and makes it even pinker :)

    Your sorbet is elegant, so classy, and so beautifully captured. Frozen stuff is so hard to shoot b/c you have like a 30 second time window. Bravo! pinned


  13. #
    Christine @ Gotta Eat Green — December 13, 2013 @ 10:05 am

    What an awesome (and simple) recipe! Your pictures are stunning. PINNED!


  14. #
    Stella — December 13, 2013 @ 10:13 am

    The recipe sounds fantastic, and I agree with a previous poster about enjoying all of your creations. I must admit (and I hope this doesn’t sound critical because I certainly don’t mean it to) but I think the color and shape of these coctails totally make them look like…. ah em… body parts. I couldn’t help but mention it as it is the first thing that came to mind when I saw the picture. I may just be immature though.


    • Carolyn — December 13th, 2013 @ 11:08 am

      HA I thought I was the only one and didn’t want to say anything. I love the bubbly and this sounds delicious.


    • Laura — December 13th, 2013 @ 11:17 am

      Haha! I’m SO glad I’m not the only person who thought that!


    • Terri — December 13th, 2013 @ 12:17 pm

      whew, I thought it was just me.


    • Larissa — December 13th, 2013 @ 12:37 pm

      I totally saw that right away, also. Hee hee! Glad someone else had the guts to mention it first. ;)


    • Natalie @ Tastes Lovely — December 13th, 2013 @ 1:05 pm

      I thought that too! Haha! Glad I’m not the only one whose mind went there, phew. These should double as a great bachelorette party dessert, haha! *wink*


      • Jess — December 13th, 2013 @ 1:21 pm

        I totally agree! I’m at work and when I initially saw the photos – I couldn’t help but look over my shoulder. Thank God I AM the compliance dept. :)

    • Chrysa — December 13th, 2013 @ 1:47 pm

      OMG! It was the first thing i saw, too! Of course, I did not want to be the first to mention it. Because, though I might be a 31 year old woman, I often have the mind of a 12 year old boy.


    • Jessica — December 13th, 2013 @ 2:29 pm

      hahaha omg you guys… dying over here.


      • Shelly — December 13th, 2013 @ 3:31 pm

        Another one-first thing I thought of!

    • sasha york — December 13th, 2013 @ 3:17 pm

      oh cool, we’re ALL a bunch of pervs!!!! You’re not mad at us, Jessica? I like this, both ways :DD


    • sasha york — December 13th, 2013 @ 3:18 pm

      No wait, you did this on purpose! sneaky…


      • Jessica — December 13th, 2013 @ 6:43 pm

        haha of course i’m not mad! swear it wasn’t on purpose though… i’ve been looking at these photos for three weeks and have no idea HOW I MISSED THIS! whomp whomp. ;)

    • Sarah — December 13th, 2013 @ 5:10 pm

      Me too! You put it way nicer than I would have put it :) On the other hand a LOVE Rose!!!!


      • Lisa — December 13th, 2013 @ 5:14 pm

        Mind in gutter!!

    • Sara — December 13th, 2013 @ 5:45 pm

      First thing I thought too! True definition of “food porn.” :-)


    • Patti G — December 13th, 2013 @ 8:09 pm

      SO glad to see this post – because that is exactly what I thought when they “popped” up on my FEEDLY.
      With your sense of humor – it didn’t surprise me, so I just giggled – because I have a warped sense of humor as well – and read on.
      These do sound yummy – and New Year’s Eve. We stay up til midnight, kiss at midnite & are usually home & in bed by 12:30am.


    • Nico — December 14th, 2013 @ 9:31 pm

      Haha, that was the FIRST thing that I thought about the photos!


    • Corbett — December 15th, 2013 @ 11:57 pm

      I was sitting here trying to figure out how to tell Jessica this exact thing. And also trying to figure out why I’m so immature. I’m so glad I’m not the only one!!!


      • Emily — December 16th, 2013 @ 7:23 pm

        Me too! I had to read the comments to get some confirmation!

  15. #
    Katie — December 13, 2013 @ 10:22 am

    So pretttty! I’m in your new year’s boat…try like heck to stay awake, sometimes make it, sometimes don’t. (and bring on the champagne…when I’m not nine months pregnant.)


  16. #
    Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche — December 13, 2013 @ 10:34 am

    Another awesome recipe! I’m definitely like you on new years eve – I prefer to stay in! Why spend £20 to get into a bar that you can get into for free any other night of the year?!


  17. #
    Liz — December 13, 2013 @ 10:38 am

    LOVE all your recipes, but these look a bit…..like a man’s special no-no place.


  18. #
    bjbhk — December 13, 2013 @ 11:02 am



  19. #
    Beth @ bethcakes — December 13, 2013 @ 11:29 am

    I’m definitely a stay-in-on-new-years person. I don’t know that I’ve ever actually gone out somewhere to celebrate! But I wouldn’t need to if we had these. :) I’d love to try this in a glass of champagne. (Maybe the resemblance wouldn’t be as obvious? Idk, I didn’t notice until I read the comments!)


  20. #
    Kylie — December 13, 2013 @ 11:31 am

    I’m a New Years homebody too! This looks so yummy and refreshing! Beautiful presentation. I cannot wait to try it!


  21. #
    Annie @ Annie's City Kitchen — December 13, 2013 @ 11:38 am

    Whoa, these pictures are totally gorgeous. My sister is a HUGE wine drinker so this might be a fun a Christmas gift!


  22. #
    Allie — December 13, 2013 @ 12:39 pm

    these are insanely gorgeous. and, i have to agree with all the above, just a liiiittle suggestive. funny little oxymoron there.
    I love going out on New Years because of how shiny and bubbly and glitzy everything and everyone is!
    but, these would make a fun end to Christmas dinner, especially with pom arils. will the recipe work with the freeze in shallow tupperware-scrape with a fork-freeze again sorbet method?


    • Jessica — December 13th, 2013 @ 2:30 pm

      it will definitely work that way – but if you scrape with the fork it will be more like a granita than a sorbet. which is still delicious – just may not hold a shape very well!


  23. #
    allie@sweetpotatobites — December 13, 2013 @ 1:21 pm

    rose sorbet – now you are speaking my language :)


  24. #
    cindy — December 13, 2013 @ 1:52 pm

    My New Year’s Eve celebrations sound suspiciously like yours…I want the snacks and the bubbly, but I also want to be at home and cozy and…maybe in my pajamas.

    PS, dry rose is also my fave!


  25. #
    Sarah @ making thyme for health — December 13, 2013 @ 1:52 pm

    Gorgeous! Almost too pretty to drink.

    My New Years sounds pretty similar to yours. Except for the confetti, I’m too lazy to clean up all that shiza!


  26. #
    DessertForTwo — December 13, 2013 @ 2:11 pm

    Oh, you KNOW how much I love this. In grad school, my roommate was in the enology department. She dragged me along to all the wine tasting at UC Davis and all over the state of California. I fell in love with a brut rose from Handley Cellars. We found out it was made by a female vintner, and declared it was the only brut rose we’d ever drink again!
    I sway and enjoy Mirabelle and Roederer every now and then, but gotta have my Handley on NYE.


  27. #
    Tracy — December 13, 2013 @ 2:30 pm

    This really does look like a penis! lol. I was thinking your food blog had gone X rated for a minute. lol.


    • Jessica — December 13th, 2013 @ 2:31 pm



  28. #
    Katie Levans (honeystuck) — December 13, 2013 @ 2:35 pm

    I was going to make sure you were fully aware of how much these look like penises but then someone else already did it.


  29. #
    Liselle Konig — December 13, 2013 @ 2:52 pm

    I think NYE is highly overrated. I am happiest when I take a hot bath early in the evening, make some snacks (usually includes shrimp) and watch movies till it’s time to watch the ball drop.

    And I thought they looked like penises.


  30. #
    Julie — December 13, 2013 @ 2:54 pm

    I’m a stay at home NYE girl too and these look x-rated! I LOVE IT!!!


  31. #
    Malgosia — December 13, 2013 @ 3:04 pm

    Looks delicious, but that last picture where they are just lying there all melty and flaccid is sad ;)


    • Jess — December 13th, 2013 @ 5:25 pm

      THIS!!! ahhahahaha :-D


    • kyla — December 17th, 2013 @ 10:51 pm

      THIS comment! Omg I’m dying!!


  32. #
    CHRISTOPHER — December 13, 2013 @ 3:24 pm

    Wait, are these for NYE or a bachelorette party???


  33. #
    Severiana — December 13, 2013 @ 4:11 pm

    OMG I love you!!! I have 3 kids and teach full time and you always bring a smile to my face!!!!! You make me love being an 80’s baby and an old lady too!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!!


  34. #
    Michelle — December 13, 2013 @ 4:16 pm

    Yep. We are twins. Passing out right before midnight to wake up a few minutes later. EVERY. YEAR. But gimme some bubbly and all is well.


  35. #
    judy — December 13, 2013 @ 4:26 pm

    You are hysterically funny and your photos are gorgeous. You might want to reread the Ryan Seacrest sentence. hahaha


    • Jessica — December 13th, 2013 @ 6:41 pm

      oh god… hahahaha. not something else in this post!


    • Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — December 14th, 2013 @ 12:25 am

      Good god, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to look at this post in the same way again.


      • Emily — December 16th, 2013 @ 7:24 pm

        Ah ha ha ha genius. The gift that keeps on giving

  36. #
    ATasteOfMadness — December 13, 2013 @ 5:03 pm

    This is gorgeous! And I also cannot believe the year is almost over.. WHERE DID THE TIME GO??


  37. #
    Larry — December 13, 2013 @ 5:54 pm

    I’m so glad that I’m not the only one that thought it looked like a peen. TOTALLY LOOKS LIKE SOME PEEN. Which makes me want it even more.


  38. #
    Tess @ Tips on Healthy Living — December 13, 2013 @ 6:18 pm

    This looks delicious, and the perfect way to toast the New Year! What other types of garnishes would you recommend adding?


  39. #
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — December 13, 2013 @ 6:26 pm

    Forwarding this to my Florida family, like, STAT. They’re still roasting down there and could totally use a festive holiday dessert that cools ’em off. This is perfect!


  40. #
    Southbourne Gardens — December 13, 2013 @ 6:45 pm

    Love this recipe and of course once you’ve seen it you can’t unsee it. #peen


  41. #
    Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen — December 13, 2013 @ 7:16 pm

    I love today.


  42. #
    samantha — December 13, 2013 @ 7:28 pm

    I, too, am a stay-at-home-on-NYE person. I don’t like going out into the cold and it’s always scary to be on the road when you know others have been drinking. My friends always throw NYE parties, but I prefer the comfort of my couch and watching It’s a Wonderful Life. I make fun appetizers that I love and drink non-alcoholic beverages (I don’t like to drink nor do I see the point) and sometimes I’ll take a nap before midnight so I can stay awake until midnight.


  43. #
    Karen — December 13, 2013 @ 9:47 pm

    Love the idea – though maybe I’ll choose a different shaped glass next time, haha!

    On a totally different question (but I’m dying to know if you’ll review it later) – did you order the HAC Pack from the new maskcara.com line?


  44. #
    Katriel — December 13, 2013 @ 10:19 pm

    True story… the hubs and I are usually in bed asleep by 10:30 on the weekends, and New Years is no different. And, I’m 22. So…


  45. #
    CarrieLovesKeith — December 13, 2013 @ 10:29 pm

    My husband & I have a long-standing tradition wherein we watch When Harry Met Sally, he falls asleep midway, I get mad, and then I pass out before I have a chance to pick a fight.

    It’s reeeally exciting! :)


  46. #
    Nora&Laura — December 14, 2013 @ 7:12 am

    WOW!! this looks fantastic!! :)


  47. #
    Repented Hipster — December 14, 2013 @ 9:46 am

    I’ve done this with champaign and grapefruit juice. So good!


  48. #
    Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs — December 14, 2013 @ 9:49 am

    So pretty!

    I’m a house party New Years eve girl — either ours, or someone else’s is fine! I’m just not interested in the crowds of downtown.


  49. #
    Nancy Long — December 14, 2013 @ 5:16 pm

    Oh yes, this sounds so refreshing!


  50. #
    Ian — December 14, 2013 @ 5:45 pm

    Look mighty phallic if you ask me…



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