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    Grapefruit-Mint Sorbet Tasty! No Ice Cream Maker Needed!

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    45 mins

    5 mins

    40 mins

    kiwidutch's Note:

    This is one of the best refreshing tasty sorbets. Excellent when served between courses. NOTE: This is an adopted recipe and Wikipedia says: "Sorbet (or sorbetto, sorbeto) is a frozen dessert made from iced fruit puree and other ingredients. The term "sherbet" is derived from the Turkish word for "sorbet", serbat which in turn comes from Arabic. Sorbet is a form of gelato that contains no milk, unlike ice cream. Sorbets may contain alcohol (which lowers the freezing temperature, resulting in a softer sorbet). Unlike ice cream, the machinery used whips almost no air into the sorbet, resulting in a dense and extremely flavorful product. This allows sorbet to match and sometimes exceed dairy-based gelato or ice cream for taste" so I have put this into the ZWT REGION: Middle East.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a saucepan, combine sugar, water, mint leaves and stems; bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes; remove from heat, cover and let cool.
    2. 2
      Pour grapefruit juice and cooled mint mixture into a blender or food processor and blend well. Strain and transfer mixture to a shallow pan, cover and freeze until firm.
    3. 3
      Transfer frozen mixture to a blender or food processor again and blend well. Freeze again in the shallow pan.
    4. 4
      When ready to serve, use a melon baller and place 3 scoops in a stemmed glass, garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 29, 2007

      45

      This is quite good and refreshing. I made the recipe exactly as stated but quadrupled it. Next time I would squeeze the mint leaves and throw them away before blending (or minimally stain afterwards in cheesecloth becuase a mesh strainer does not do the job) because the little (no matter how tiny) bits of mint sort of ruin the smoothness of the sorbet.

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    • on March 12, 2007

      45

      I made this with a little more grapefruit juice, and took most of the mint away before putting the mixture in the blender because I was afraid of an overwhelmingly minty taste. I served it in the grapefruit shells with a little mint garnish and it looked great! Tasted delicious! VERY light and refreshing, if not a teeny bit too sweet. Next time, I will use a little less sugar and see. I will DEFINITELY make it again!

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    • on September 12, 2006

      55

      I made this last night- I tripled the recipe, used about 1 tsp. mint extract instead of the fresh mint, and used my ice-cream maker. It seemed to have trouble freezing, and I ended up putting it into the freezer when it wasn't too solid. When I checked it today- Fantastic! Great texture, and the taste is excellent and really refreshing.

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    Nutritional Facts for Grapefruit-Mint Sorbet Tasty! No Ice Cream Maker Needed!

    Serving Size: 1 (177 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 222.0
     
    Calories from Fat 1
    86%
    Total Fat 0.1 g
    0%
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 3.7 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 56.6 g
    18%
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    2%
    Sugars 55.5 g
    222%
    Protein 0.5 g
    1%

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