SGROPPINO - a slushy combination of lemon sorbet, vodka, and prosecco, is common in Italy as a palate cleanser, a dessert, or a pre-dinner drink. 

⅓ cup lemon sorbet ~ 3 oz. prosecco ~ 1 oz. vodka

In a stainless steel bowl or cocktail shaker, whisk together the sorbet and a splash of the prosecco until fully incorporated. While whisking, slowly pour in the vodka and then the remainder of the prosecco. Serve in a martini glass or coupe.

Sgroppino al Limone - Frothy Lemon Sorbetto Recipe

Recipe Type: Beverage and Cocktails, Ice Cream
Cuisine: Italian
Yields: 4 servings
Prep time: 10 min


2 cups (16 ounces) good-quality lemon sorbet, softened
2 tablespoons vodka
1/3 cup sparkling wine or Italian Prosecco wine, chilled
Zest of one lemon


Chill 4 champagne flutes.

In a bowl, whisk lemon ice cream until smooth.

Gradually whisk (do not use a blender) in the vodka and sparkling wine or Prosecco. Don’t whisk too much or it will become too liquid. You must whisk the sparkling wine in by hand because a machine will melt the ingredients. You don’t want it too thick, but you don’t want it real thin, either.

Pour mixture into a pitcher and serve immediately in chilled champagne flutes, tall glasses, or goblets.

Sprinkle lemon zest on top. Serve with small spoons.

NOTE: The drinks will separate if left standing.

Makes 4 servings.