recipe index, I decided to re-shoot and update how to make this sorbet, since my earlier post had only one photo:
I was happy to recreate this frozen treat, so let's begin by making a simple syrup:
You need two Ruby Red Grapefruits (I bought them on sale 2/$1.00):
You need about 1 teaspoon of the grenadine (it's just for color)...
Just like that! I put the whole container into the refrigerator. You could set this in a metal bowl with ice cubes-- but I don't. I just wait for at least an hour-- or more.
If you don't own an ice cream maker, I highly recommend buying one. This model retails for about $50.00, but I found it on clearance for $15.00. The bowl stays in my freezer, so I don't need to deal with ice and salt. Easy! I mixed the simple syrup into the grapefruit juice blend, turned on the machine and poured the mixture in... and I wait for about 20 minutes.
You want to freeze this for at least two more hours. When it's time to serve, let it sit for about 10-15 minutes to soften enough to scoop easily. Maybe some of you folks are shivering from cold winters, but I can only buy this grapefruit this time of year! We're soaking wet in California, but I still find this treat to be refreshing. I just love it! My husband likes it, too.
There's something about this sorbet that truly is a "palate cleanser". It's a light dessert, not too loaded with sugar-- and, unless you put in more than 1 Tablespoon of vodka-- you won't get loaded! What makes me sad is that I haven't seen another Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit since I bought my own two. What happened? I've found website that will ship them to me, but I don't want to pay $2.00 each, and get a case of them. Sigh.
This is the sorbet recipe that I use for blood oranges and even Myer lemons-- which are all in season right now.
If you'll excuse me, I think I'll have a small scoop. I sure hope these red globes of sweetness will make an encore appearance, so I won't have to wait another year!