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Citrus Tea Sorbet

Use an unflavored black tea, or substitute your favorite tea. This refreshing sorbet makes a great ending to a spicy meal. If you use loose tea, strain it out and discard before adding the sugar.

Cooking Light DECEMBER 2005

  • Yield: 8 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup)


  • 2 1/4 cups boiling water
  • 4 black tea bags or 4 teaspoons loose black tea
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 cups grapefruit juice (about 8 grapefruit)
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange rind
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice (about 2 oranges)


Pour boiling water over tea bags in a large saucepan; steep 5 minutes. Remove and discard tea bags. Add sugar to pan; cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Cool completely.

Combine tea mixture, grapefruit juice, orange rind, and orange juice in the freezer can of an ice-cream freezer; freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. Spoon sorbet into a freezer-safe container; cover and freeze 1 hour or until firm.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 252
  • Calories from fat: 1%
  • Fat: 0.2g
  • Saturated fat: 0.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 0.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 63.8g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.3mg
  • Sodium: 2mg
  • Calcium: 15mg

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Citrus Tea Sorbet recipe