Sunday, January 8, 2012

Ruby Red Grapefruit Sorbet

Today I want to share how to quickly make a frozen treat that is refreshing and easy on the calories.  Ruby Red Grapefruits are plentiful and readily available at the grocery here in the heartland of America in the winter months.  I prefer the sweetness of the ruby reds to white grapefruit and their lovely color makes them eye appealing too.  This dessert is a tasty way to add some vitamin C to your diet.

This recipe doesn't have exact measurements.  I have instructions that include "sweeten to taste".  Ruby Reds are really sweet and tart and the sweetness may vary from fruit to fruit.  By either making and using simple syrup to use as liquid to the desire quantity or just adding water and artificial sweetener (I use Stevia), you can adjust this to your preference. 

If you are watching your calories, make this with Stevia, and you can indulge your love for frozen treats guilt free!

Ruby Red Grapefruit Sorbet


2 Ruby Red Grapefruits, seeded and juiced 
1 teaspoon Grapefruit Zest
Sugar or sweetener to taste*

*I used Stevia.  If you are using sugar you need to make simple syrup and use that instead of just water so you are sure to have all the sugar dissolved and avoid a gritty texture.
Zest the grapefruit, carefully avoiding the white pith which will make it bitter.
Juice the grapefruits with a reamer or juicer.
Add the water and zest to the juice until you have 1 2/3 cups of liquid.  Mix well.  
Taste and adjust sweetness to taste.

Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze.

Serve immediately or repackage and freeze for use later. 

...and that's What's Cooking at Cathy's ~ Enjoy!

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