Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
6 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup)

Myth-Buster Recipe. In this refreshing and palate cleansing sorbet, the sugar tames the tartness of grapefruit juice. It could not be simpler to prepare. A serving delivers about two-thirds of your RDA for vitamin C, and only 145 calories.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine 1/2 cup grapefruit juice and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook until sugar dissolves, stirring frequently.

Step 2

Combine the sugar mixture and the remaining 2 1/2 cups grapefruit juice in a medium bowl; cover and refrigerate until chilled.

Step 3

Pour mixture into the freezer can of an ice-cream freezer, and freeze the mixture according to manufacturer's instructions. Spoon the sorbet into a freezer-safe container; cover and freeze for 1 hour or until the sorbet is firm.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

IlliniCrna's Review

September 04, 2014
It froze pretty solid at first, but I let it thaw at room temp for a few minutes before serving. Quite good.

Sunny238's Review

June 25, 2012
Discovered grapefruit sorbet at TCBY once then they never seem to have it anymore, so I bought an ice cream maker specifically for this. This recipe is so simple and delicious! It has met all my expectations and then some. I'll never need to hunt down grapefruit sorbet again! It's one of my favorites and I'll be keeping it on hand from now on...homemade! Thank you!

ekuhistorygirl's Review

August 27, 2011
Amazingly light and refreshing

sonora's Review

December 06, 2010
Amazing that something this simple could be so delicious. Maybe I just got lucky with my fruit but this tasted like essence of the best grapefruit you'd ever eaten! Served it between dinner & dessert at Thanksgiving and everyone raved. Absolutely spectacular.

hungryhipp0's Review

June 14, 2010
Absolutely delicious. So simple to make - I brought my ice cream maker to work and whipped up a quick batch at lunchtime using Simply Grapefruit juice that had been sitting in the fridge for a bit. Tastes exactly like fresh grapefruit and the sugar helps cut the bitterness. I've made a lot of ice cream and sorbet over the past three years, and this ranks in the top 10 easily. This kind of goes without saying, but you will need to like grapefruit in order to like this recipe.

cschmid2's Review

April 11, 2010
A simple and refreshing dessert. Easy to prepare a day ahead and then just set the electric sorbet freezer in motion while dinner is being served. Compliment with a thin almond cookie and nobody feels stuffed, just satisfied.