Pink Grapefruit Sorbet


This grapefruit sorbet is a delightfully fresh, crisp ending to a meal or after a fish course to cleanse the palate. Garnish with small mint leaves or any small green herb leaf.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
5 cups


  • 3 large pink or red grapefruit, scrubbed

  • 4 cups water

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup light corn syrup

  • 1 dash red food coloring (Optional)


  1. Remove 3 long strips of grapefruit peel (just the zest, not the pith) with a vegetable peeler or large zester and place strips in a saucepan. Add water, sugar, and corn syrup; bring to a boil. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes. Cool sugar syrup in the refrigerator or place on a bowl of ice for faster chilling. Discard peel.

  2. Squeeze out 2 cups grapefruit juice; strain through a sieve or strainer to remove pulp and discard pulp. Stir cooled sugar syrup into grapefruit juice. Mix in food coloring one drop at a time to achieve a pleasing, believable pink. (In other words, don't overdo it.)

  3. Pour into the container of an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions. Transfer to a container and freeze until firm before serving.


If you do not have an ice cream maker, pour sorbet base into a 9-inch square metal baking pan; cover and freeze, stirring occasionally, until partially frozen, about 4 hours. Process sorbet in a food processor with the knife blade attachment until smooth but frozen.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

116 Calories
0g Fat
30g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 116
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 8mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 12mg 58%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Potassium 51mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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