How to Make Low Calorie Grapefruit Sorbet
Delicious low calorie grapefruit sorbet is the perfect summer treat. It's super tasty, and packed with healthy fruit and fruit juice without all the chemicals and fat that make ice cream such a decadent treat. You can have grapefruit sorbet for breakfast on really hot mornings, or serve it to the kids as an after school snack. Grapefruit sorbet is perfect for summer parties, especially birthday parties served with a chocolate cake. Best of all it's very easy to make a citrus sorbet, even if you don't have an ice cream maker. If you do have an ice cream maker all you need to do is combine the ingredients and place in your ice cream maker for a few hours. The texture of the sorbet will be better when it comes from an ice cream maker but you can make it without one just as easily.
One way to make grapefruit sorbet without an ice cream maker is to alcohol to keep the fruit and sugar from becoming a rock of ice. Mix one half of a fresh grapefruit, sugar, grapefruit juice, orange juice if you want a brighter citrus flavor, and some vodka in a blender. Whip until smooth, and then pour into a container and freeze. Alcohol won't freeze, so your sorbet will have a delicious, intense flavor and have the consistency of a slush. This type of sorbet is fantastic as a garnish in punches because it looks pretty, smells and tastes great, and will add a nice boost to the flavor of the punch as it melts.
To make a non alcoholic sorbet without an ice cream maker boil sugar and water together to make a simple syrup. Mix that syrup with about a cup of fresh grapefruit juice, half a grapefruit, and some lemon juice. Blend until smooth, and then put into a container in the refrigerator until it becomes firm. Don't freeze a sorbet that isn't made with an ice cream maker and doesn't have any alcohol or it will just harden into a huge chunk of fruit and ice. Placing it in a cold refrigerator should be enough to make it enough firm enough to eat without it freezing entirely. Refrigerated grapefruit sorbet is a wonderful addition to vanilla ice cream, or you can spoon it into some vanilla yogurt for a cold, delicious, fruity treat. Yogurt mixed with refrigerated fruit sorbet is a fabulous summer breakfast that kids love.