Saturday, September 28, 2013

Grapefruit Sorbet - Pink Saturday

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...This is a light and lovely dessert that's a perfect way to end a heavy summer meal. I started to make this sorbet when ruby red grapefruit juice became available at our warehouse store. There are purists who will insist the ice should be made with fresh grapefruit juice. They are right, but there are times when life gets in the way and shortcuts become necessary. It's also hard to set those shortcuts aside when they are successful. My recipe relies on commercial grapefruit juice, but uses a scant spoonful of zest to heighten the taste of the finished sorbet. I also use vodka in this recipe because it helps prevent the sorbet from becoming impossibly hard in the freezer. This is a trick that works well with all homemade ice cream. I hope those of you who enjoy tart desserts will give this one a try. The recipe was originally develop Chef Chris Green who works for the Viking test kitchen. It is easy and delicious. Here's the recipe.

Grapefruit Sorbet...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of Chris Green


2 large ruby grapefruits, juiced, or 1-1/2 cups pink grapefruit juice

1 teaspoon grapefruit zest (zest before juicing grapefruit)

1/2 cup water

1 cup granulated sugar

1 tablespoon vodka


1) Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil and stir to dissolve sugar. Cool completely.

2) Combine grapefruit juice, zest and sugar/water mixture with vodka in a metal bowl. Chill in refrigerator or by placing the metal bowl over a larger bowl filled with ice water until 40 degrees.

3) Pour chilled mixture into container of an ice cream machine and churn until frozen. Scoop frozen sorbet into a container. Seal and transfer container to freezer for several hours to allow sorbet to firm up. It can be kept frozen for up to 3 days. Yield: 4 servings.

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Chocolate Sorbet - Elana's Pantry

Sweet Tea Sorbet - The Runaway Spoon

Mango Sorbet - Family Spice

Cherry Lime Sorbet - Momofuku for 2

Cucumber Sorbet - Healthy Green Kitchen

Bing Cherry Sorbetto - Sticky Gooey Creamy Chewy

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Pink Saturday, sponsored by Beverly at How Sweet the Sound.

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