Ruby Grapefruit Sorbet

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Ruby Grapefruit Sorbet

Put vibrant ruby grapefruit to good use in this light dessert, which is a refreshing change of pace from opulent winter meals. For an elegant finale, serve in glasses topped with prosecco.


Ruby Grapefruit Sorbet


1 1/2 cups (12 fl. oz./375 ml.) fresh grapefruit juice

1 1/3 cups (9 oz./290 g.) superfine sugar

1 large ruby or pink grapefruit


In a blender, combine 2 cups (16 fl. oz./500 ml.) cold water, the grapefruit juice, and sugar.


Finely grate the zest from the grapefruit and add to the blender. Peel and segment the grapefruit, reserving the juices.


Add the grapefruit segments and juice to the blender. Puree until smooth. Pour into a nonreactive bowl, cover, and refrigerate for 2-3 hours until well chilled.


Pour the chilled grapefruit mixture into an ice-cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturers’ directions. If desired, pack it into a freezer-safe container and freeze until very firm before serving. Makes about 1 qt. (32 fl .oz./1 l.).


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9 comments about “Ruby Grapefruit Sorbet

  1. Kristen

    Ohhh I’ve been craving grapefruit like crazy lately! Will have to add this to my list of “must-makes” this week! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Deanna Weymuth

    As a diabetic I really wish you would list Nutrition content in the recipes

    1. Deb

      All the nutritional value can be found online, put it all together and figure it out….it isn’t hard 🙂

  3. Kaitlin

    I just whipped this up and it’s chilling before churning. I tasted it and it’s a bit sweet for me-I might cut that down a but next time. I used granulated but swirled it in the food processor first and it dissolved easily.

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  5. Jamel

    A quality juicer that works well at lower speeds is
    the ideal type to look for. It comes with several features such as
    the following:. Or would you rather go for low motor speed that
    will produce a more quiet juicing process.


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