Duration: 3 hrs (with an ice-cream maker) | Difficulty: simple

Crimson brownie sorbet

Christmas is almost here and 2019 is knocking at our door. What could be better than something sweet to see out the year. Dea Kaker, a designer with extraordinary cooking skills, is here to reveal one of her amazing sweet recipes for a sorbet with a taste that would explode in your mouth. It is a crimson grapes-based sorbet served on a soft & crunchy brownie base. We named this dessert simply after its jaw -opening appearance.

Crimson Brownie Sorbet

Crimson brownie sorbet

A grapes-based sorbet served on a soft & crunchy brownie base.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time2 hours 40 minutes
Total Time3 hours 10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French, Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword: brownie, chocolate, crimson, grapes, red, sorbet
Servings: 20 people
Calories: 250kcal


  • Ice cream maker
  • Blender
  • Sauce pan



  • 300 g Crimson Seedless grapes
  • 700 g Concord grapes
  • 140 g Linden or normal honey
  • 2 tbsp Juniper berries or normal berries
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • 4 branches of thyme
  • 2 branches of rosemary
  • 2 tbsp gin or similar


  • 300 g baking chocolate
  • 150 g butter
  • 100 coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 0.5 ml plumb schnaps 
  • 4 drops vanilla essence
  • pinch of salt



  • Wash the grapes and blend them.
  • Put the blended grape juice in a pot together with all the other ingredients (except for the gin).
  • Cook on medium heat for approx. 35-45 min, until the juice gets thicker.
  • Pour the mixture through a fine mesh and let it cool for 2 hours.
  • In order to make the sorbet smoother add the gin to the mixture.
  • Put the mixture into the ice maker and let it do the rest.

If you don’t have an ice maker

  • Pour the sorbet mixture into a metal pan or other shallow, freezer safe container.
  • Place into the freezer.
  • After 12 hours take the sorbet out of the freezer, blend it and put it back in for another 3 hours.
  • For a better texture of the sorbet, prepare it one evening in advance.

Chocolate brownie bottom

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line an 20x20cm pan with baking paper or aluminum foil, leaving a 2.5cm overhang on all sides. Spread oil or butter on top and set aside.
  • Melt the chocolate together with the butter in a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water. Stir constantly until the mixture is smooth.
  • When melted add the vanilla and plum schnaps, let it cool down a bit.
  • In a separate bowl mix together the egg yolks with the sugar and add to the cooled chocolate.
  • Beat the egg whites with the pinch of salt and mix it gently until it looks shiny.
  • Spread the mixture evenly into the baking tray and bake for 35 minutes. During that time do not open the oven door!
  • To check if the brownie is ready, insert a toothpick into the tray center. If it comes out with a few moist crumbs clinging to it – its ready.
  • Lastly, let cool for at least 1 hour.


  • Use a cup to stamp out the brownie bottom.
  • On top of each brownie place a scoop of sorbet.
  • Garnish with thyme rosemary.
Adding honey to the sorbet mixture
In the making of Crimson brownie sorbet. Pouring the blended sorbet mixture back into the sauce pan
Chopping baking chocolate on our Piece Of Plastic
Melting the chocolate
Preparing the malted mix for the brownie
Putting the brownie mixture into the oven
Crimson brownie sorbet | by Dea Kaker Strucl
Crimson brownie sorbet | by Dea Kaker Strucl
Crimson brownie sorbet
Crimson brownie sorbet
Crimson brownie sorbet | by Dea Kaker Strucl


Dea Kaker Strucl | Designer

From interior design to cooking and ceramics. Dea’s work proves us that fun and improvisation can go together with uncompressed clean aesthetics.

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Dea’s work spans from the creation of objects and spatial landscapes to culinary installations. In her praxis Dea uses natural shapes and raw materials, that as a result help creating beautiful designs with unique compositions. The designer’s strong conceptual approach is the base of her work. Colours, shapes and playful arrangements of objects are carefully curated to build authentic stories. The combination of food and design creates outstanding food aesthetics while bringing people together. Consequently her work is about interaction and communication. Since Objects and delicately thought out spatial installations, play an important role in creating these unique visual and tactile experiences. Due to her design and interior background combined with a culinary approach her projects impose a unique style.

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