Grapefruit Sorbet

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 8 servings
  • Prep 15 mins
  • Cook 0 mins

Refreshing and light, this sorbet is the perfect dessert after a heavy holiday meal.

Mark Boughton

Serve this refreshing dessert with blackberries and crisp cookies. If you've made the sorbet ahead, soften it for 5 minutes at room temperature before serving. Texas Rio Stars will make the best version.


2 large red or pink grapefruits
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup water
2 egg whites, at room temperature


  1. Section grapefruit. Squeeze juice from membranes. Place grapefruit sections and juice in a large blender; blend until pureed, about 30 seconds.
  2. Bring sugar, honey and water to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly until the sugar dissolves. Boil 1 minute without stirring. Remove from heat.
  3. Beat egg whites in a large bowl with a mixer at high speed until soft peaks form. Reduce speed to medium and beat in sugar mixture in a slow, steady stream. Continue beating 5 minutes, scraping down sides of bowl.
  4. Fold egg white mixture into puréed grapefruit. Chill at least 6 hours or overnight. The mixture may separate while chilling; whisk until smooth before freezing.
  5. Freeze in an ice-cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions. Serve at once or freeze for up to 3 months.

Recipe by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough.




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