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Blood Orange Sorbet with Red Wine Hot Fudge

This Blood Orange Sorbet with Red Wine Hot Fudge recipe is perfect for Valentine's Day or to make after a romantic dinner at home. / Slightly adapted from Leite's Culinaria and The Food Network
Course Dessert
Cuisine Vegetarian
Servings 10
Calories 362 kcal
Author Shelly Westerhausen


For the Blood Orange Sorbet:

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed blood orange juice (I needed about 12 oranges to get me this amount)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

For the Red Wine Hot Fudge:

  • 3/4 cup dry red wine
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 8 oz semisweet chocolate chunks
  • Dash of vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt


  1. For the sorbet: Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir often until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is just starting to boil. Remove from heat and stir in blood orange and lemon juice.
  2. Transfer to the fridge and let chill for at least 2 hours.
  3. Once chilled, use an ice cream maker according to manufacturing instructions. Transfer to an airtight container and let freeze overnight.
  4. About an hour before serving the sorbet, add wine and cream to a medium saucepan over medium heat. Let cook until there are bubbles forming around the edges of the pot and then stir in the sugar. Let mixture come to a boil, stirring often to make sure the sugar is completely dissolved. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and whisk in the butter.
  5. Remove from heat and whisk in the chocolate, vanilla extract, and salt. Serve right away warm or let it sit for about 20 minutes to thicken up.
  6. To serve: Divide the sorbet between two bowls and drizzle with hot fudge.
Nutrition Facts
Blood Orange Sorbet with Red Wine Hot Fudge
Amount Per Serving
Calories 362 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 38mg13%
Sodium 10mg0%
Potassium 216mg6%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 490IU10%
Vitamin C 19.3mg23%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.