Tart and refreshing Grapefruit Sorbet made with just freshly squeezed grapefruits, sugar and water.
You probably think ice cream and sorbets are only for hot summer days. Not true. We eat cold frozen treats all year long.
I made this grapefruit sorbet during a recent snow day. It wasn't a ton of snow that canceled school. It was freezing rain! Two days of freezing rain. It was a crazy mess outside. But inside was nice and cozy and this grapefruit sorbet was devoured up quickly.
I still have quite a supply of grapefruit leftover from Christmas. All the oranges are gone. We ate those up right away. You might remember I made Orange Marmalade with some of those oranges. It was time to do something with the grapefruit.
I used ruby red grapefruit for this sorbet. I imagine any kind of grapefruit would work. Use whatever you have on hand or what is available in your grocery store.
It's best to plan just a bit of time when making this sorbet. It doesn't actually take a lot of time to make, but there is wait time. You have to wait for the sugar water to cool and you need to wait while the sorbet churns in the ice cream maker. And finally you have to wait while the sorbet sets up in the freezer.
Tips for making grapefruit sorbet
- Use fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
- Allow mixture to chill before adding to ice cream maker
- Make certain your ice cream bowl has been in the freezer for at least 12 hours prior to using
- Sorbet is best if placed in freezer for at least one hour after churning
Other great frozen treats
- Apricot Sorbet
- Watermelon Sorbet
- Peach Ice Cream
- Raspberry Ice Cream
- Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
- Orange Sherbet
- Lime Sherbet
Equipment Needed for Making Sorbet
I use an electric ice cream maker when making sorbet.
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- 2 cups fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
- 2 cups water
- 1 ½ cups sugar
- Place sugar and water in a sauce pan. Heat over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Let cool.
- Add juice and stir.
- Cover and chill in refrigerator for at least one hour.
- Add mixture to a frozen ice cream bowl.
- Churn in an automatic ice cream make, following manufactures directions.
- Remove from container into a freezer proof bowl.
- Cover and freeze for at least one hour or until firm.