Thursday, April 25, 2013

Grapefruit Sorbet

I keep thinking that Springtime weather is finally going to hit us, only to wake up every morning to continue feeling that crispness that is usually only in the autumn air.  We are getting a bit stir crazy here, ready for summer!  So, what better way to bring that summer feeling indoors than a frozen treat.  My wonderful neighbor brought me a bag of fresh oranges and grapefruit from her sister's house in California.  I knew exactly what I was going to do with them...  I had to make sorbet!  I've been thinking about sorbet for a few weeks now so it was perfect.   Not too sweet, this tart, tangy sorbet will take your taste buds straight to a warmer climate even if it is still 45 degrees outside.

Grapefruit Sorbet

1 1/4 cups water
1 cup plus 1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp grapefruit zest
1 1/2 cup fresh squeezed grapefruit juice (strain out the seeds and pulp)

In a 2 quart pot combine water and sugar in a saucepan over medium high heat.  Bring it to a boil and stir until sugar dissolves.

Remove from the heat and stir in the zest.  Set it aside and let cool.

Once it has cooled, stir in the grapefruit juice, cover and refrigerate the mixture for a couple of hours.

When it has chilled for two hours or more, follow manufactures directions on your ice cream maker and freeze.  Place in the freezer to set up.

Before serving, set it out for about 5 minutes to soften a little.  Then scoop up a serving and enjoy!

*I used a cuisinart ice cream maker and the amounts were spot on.

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