Grapefruit Freeze

Southern Living
This classic all-American recipe is a great way to cool down on a hot summer day. Serve it frozen as a dessert or slightly thawed as a slushy drink.
8 cups


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1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup water
1/2 cup mint leaves, chopped
1 (64-ounce) bottle Ruby Red grapefruit juice
Garnish: fresh mint sprig


Bring sugar and 1 cup water to a boil in a saucepan. Add mint; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Pour through a fine wire-mesh strainer into an 8-cup container; discard mint. Add grapefruit juice.

Divide mixture into 2 (1-quart) freezer containers; cover and freeze at least 4 hours. Let stand 30 minutes before serving. Scrape with a spatula, or process, in batches, in a food processor. Garnish, if desired.

Created date

December 2001