Grapefruit and Lime Sorbet
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Summer screams for frozen treats. It does. I can hear it. Don’t you? And not only are ice creams and other frozen treats tasty, but they’re usually pretty doggone simple.
Today I’m sharing a recipe for a grapefruit and lime sorbet. I really enjoy the combo of the freshness of grapefruit, and the perkiness of the lime. The lime balances a little of the bitterness of the grapefruit (or whatever that flavor is that you generally get as an aftertaste with grapefruit).
I’ll warn you, this grapefruit and lime sorbet is very sweet, and very addicting. But it’s delightful.
I’m not joking.
No kidding here.
No foolin’ either.
To get started, you’ll need sugar, water, grapefruits and limes. No funky preservatives, no artificial colorings, just yummy, sweet, tasty stuff.
The process is easy too. Begin by pouring the sugar and water into a sauce pan, then bring it to a simmer for just a couple of minutes, stirring occasionally until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool. While the sugar/water (it’s a simple syrup really) is cooling, zest and juice the grapefruits and lime(s). Once the sugar/water has cooled (be sure to let it cool completely), combine it with the zest and juice, and pour mixture into an ice cream freezer.
When frozen, serve immediately, or transfer to a freezer safe container and place in freezer until ready to serve.
Grapefruit and Lime Sorbet
A refreshing sorbet made with fresh grapefruit and lime.
- 1 cups sugar
- 2 cups water
- 2 teaspoons of grapefruit zest
- 1 teaspoon of lime zest
- 1 1/2 cups of grapefruit and lime juice (juice from about 2 grapefruits and 3 limes)
- Begin by pouring the sugar and water into a sauce pan, bring to a simmer for just a couple of minutes, stirring occasionally until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool.
- While the sugar/water (it's a simple syrup really) is cooling, zest the grapefruits and lime(s).
- Juice the grapefruit and limes.
- When the sugar/water has cooled (let it cool completely), combine it with the zest and juice, and pour mixture into an ice cream freezer. Freeze according to ice cream maker directions.
- When frozen, serve immediately, or transfer to a freezer safe container and place in freezer until ready to serve.
Looks so refreshing and delicious! Just what you need in this heat!
Oh my goodness… this will delight my two little boys… one who adores, beyond measure, all things lemon! Thank you so much.
Hmmm… sounds like the perfect tasty treat during our hot weather streak. I can never get over how real your pictures are. Looks like I should be able to pick up that spoon and take a taste. Just beautiful!
Yummmmmmm! Could you make this with the shallow-pan-and-scrape method? So good. 😀
That sounds so delicious. I wish I had an ice cream maker!
That looks great! I’ll be doing this one, especially this winter when our citrus is ripe. It’ll likely be warm enough out to still enjoy frozen goodness.
This will be the perfect, refreshing dessert on these hot southern evenings.
I’m going to have to test this with a combination we had last night at a restaurant called Solstice. (I haven’t had a dinner date with my guy in forever!) It was Lemon-Passionfruit. Just enough sweetness combined with tartness. Lovely. Maybe you could test it for me??? Ha.
Awww this looks sooo amazing! I dont’ have an ice cream maker but is there any way I can still make it without one?
Wow it looks so refreshing and amazing. I will love to try this.
Thanks for sharing,
This looks so refreshing! The weather is supposed to be nice and toasty this weekend so I hope to give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing!
That sounds great! I just made something similar, only with watermelon and lime. I don’t have an ice cream maker so i just made it in a pan, scraped every few hours and made a granita. Sometimes ice cream is just too milky on super hot summer days.
This is such a pretty sorbet and you have convinced me that I must try it. I might give it a shot with pink grapefruit.
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This sounds so refreshing! Can’t wait to try it, Amy!