Madeira Sherbet

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Appears in
Fabulous Food

By Gary Rhodes

Published 1997

  • About

This Madeira sherbet has a totally different flavour. I like to serve this with Mini Madeira Prune Cakes and Madeira Syrup to give a complete Madeira experience. Other fortified wines can also be used, such as sherry or port.


  • 450 ml (15 fl oz) Madeira
  • 200 ml (7 f


Boil the Madeira to reduce the quantity by half. Add the water and sugar and return to the boil. Remove from the heat, add the milk and leave to cool. Once cool, churn in the machine for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, add the beaten soft-peak egg whites and continue to churn for a further 5–10 minutes. Remove from the machine and leave to set in the freezer.