Photo: Oxmoor House
Prep Time
5 Mins
Cook Time
3 Mins
Other Time
8 Hours
8 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

This frozen dessert doesn't require an ice-cream maker—just freeze the mixture in a pan, and scrape it with a fork. For a nonalcoholic version, use 1 cup black cherry juice (such as Knudsen) in place of the merlot.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 3 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in ice cubes.

Step 2

While sugar mixture comes to a boil, grate rind, and squeeze juice from orange to measure 1 tablespoon and 1/2 cup, respectively.

Step 3

Place cherries and sugar mixture in a blender; process 1 minute or until puréed, stopping as necessary to scrape sides. Stir in rind, juice, and merlot; pour into an 8-inch square pan. Cover and freeze 8 hours or until firm.

Step 4

Remove mixture from freezer; scrape entire mixture with a fork until fluffy.

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