It’s time to raise your glass as we toast National Moscato Day! This year, the #SundaySupper crew is teaming up with Gallo Family Vineyards to bring you a fresh and innovative assortment of recipes in celebration. My contribution to the party is this silky mango sorbet, with a surprising twist–it’s made with Moscato wine.
With summer just around the corner, a well-chilled Moscato is an ideal food companion as it’s light, crisp, and not overly sweet. On a hot day, that spells refreshing to me. But beyond its drinkability, Moscato works well in a variety of dishes, from sweet to savory. Despite its recent rise popularity (it’s currently the second most popular white varietal), the Muscat grape itself is thought to be the oldest domesticated grape variety. It’s even versatile enough to become a raisin or to be enjoyed as a table grape. As someone who has stayed true to reds all these years, I wonder what else I’ve been missing!
Just how versatile is it? You may recall, I recently made these stuffed pork chops with a Moscato gravy which received rave reviews from the family. As you can see from the line-up below, there’s no shortage on creativity when it comes to cooking with Moscato. As for this sorbet, it’s as light and refreshing as the wine itself. The creaminess of the ripe mangoes give it the richness of ice cream on the palate without taking a big toll on the waistline. Win-win, right?
Thanks to Gallo Family Vineyards, we now have a day designated for celebrating this special wine. It’s available in red, white, and pink, and Gallo is providing a $1 off coupon to help get this party started. Use the Gallo store locator to find some near you, then enjoy these recipes we’ve prepared for you today, starting with this sorbet, of course.
Start by preparing the simple syrup in advance and allowing that to chill. Once all the ingredients are properly chilled, puree the mangoes in the bowl of a food processor.
Transfer everything to your ice cream maker and whirl away.
It may still be too soft when the ice cream maker is finished, so transfer the bowl to the freezer until desired firmness is reached.
For fun, I made some ice cream sandwiches with toasted coconut wafers–YUM!
Here’s the printer-friendly version:
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup water
- 1½ lbs cubed mango
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- ½ cup Gallo Moscato Wine, chilled
- Pinch salt
- Heat the sugar and water in a small saucepan, stirring until the sugar is all melted. Allow this to cool completely, then chill.
- Place the mango in the bowl of a food processor, and process until completely pureed.
- In a large bowl, mix together the simple syrup, the mango, lime juice, wine, and a dash of salt.
- Transfer to an ice cream maker and prepare according to the manufacturer's directions.
Are you ready for more Moscato madness?!
Appetizers and Mains:
- Lemon Rosemary Moscato ChickenÂ by Family Foodie
- Moscato Meatball SkewersÂ by Melanie Makes
- Pork Roast with Peach Moscato SauceÂ by Magnolia Days
- Pork with Moscato Sauce & VeggiesÂ by Mommaâ€™s Meals
Beverages, Breakfast, and Sweets:
- Blackberry Bellinis by The Foodie Army Wife
- Blackberry Almond Cake with Moscato Zabaione by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
- Individual Plum Crumbles with Moscato Syrup by Neighborfood
- Mandarin Orange Tart by NinjaBaking.com
- Mango Moscato Sorbet by Webicurean
- Mexican Chocolate Ganache Cake by MealDiva
- Mixed Berry Moscato Gelees by Alidaâ€™s Kitchen
- Moscato GelÃ©e with Strawberry Compote by kimchi MOM
- Olive Oil Cake with Strawberry-Red Moscato Sorbet and Moscato Zabaglione by Crazy Foodie Stunts
- Overnight Peaches and Cream Stuffed French Toast by In The Kitchen With KP
- Peachy Apricot Moscato Cake with Moscato Whipped Cream by Cindyâ€™s Recipes and Writings
- Pink Moscato Cupcakes + Citrus Moscato Sangria by Hezzi-Dâ€™s Books and Cooks
- Pink Moscato Strawberry Shortcake by Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Raspberry Moscato Sangria by The Messy Baker
- Strawberry Pink Moscato Ice Pops by girlichef
- Strawberry Tart with Moscato Lemon Curd by Foxes Love Lemons
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Compensation was provided by Gallo Family Vineyards via Sunday Supper, LLC. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Gallo Family Vineyards.
By the way, if you need a hand with pairings, Gallo has a fun and easy to use Food & Wine Pairing tool to help you out.