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Grapefruit Sorbet: a refreshing, easy dessert to keep you cool when it’s hot

Total time: 40 Min + Chilling time
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 6 people
By Cookist

Homemade grapefruit sorbet is the perfect way to cool down this summer. Incredibly refreshing, with the perfect balance between the zesty bittersweet flavor of the grapefruit and the sweetness of the sugar, grapefruit sorbet is a such wonderful light treat. You only need a few ingredients to make this great-tasting grapefruit sorbet.

Serve it with fresh berries or a few pieces of fresh grapefruit for an irresistible, fresh dessert you'll want to make all summer long.



Any type of grapefruit works for this recipe, but red and pink varieties will give a sweeter, bolder flavor.

Freshly squeezed juice is best for making sorbet.

Add other citrus fruits to your sorbet for an ultra-refreshing dessert. Lemon, lime, orange, mandarin, clementine, and yuzu are delicious options.

To help stabilize your sorbet, you can add a tablespoon or so of vodka.

How to Store Grapefruit Sorbet

Homemade grapefruit sorbet will last one month when kept in an airtight container in the freezer.


1 1/4 cup
Granulated sugar
1 cup + 1 tbsp
grapefruit zest
1 tbsp
freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
1 1/2 cups

How to Make Grapefruit Sorbet

Pour the water and sugar into a pot and heat over medium-high. Allow the mixture to boil, then whisk to dissolve the sugar.

Take the pot off the heat. Stir in the grapefruit zest, then set aside to cool to room temperature.

Pour in the grapefruit juice.


Pour the mixture into a bowl or baking dish.

Put the mixture in the fridge for at least three hours.

Freeze until ready to serve.

Serve and enjoy!

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