Pink Grapefruit Sorbet With Lavender!

Pink Grapefruit Sorbet With Lavender! created by Rita1652

A refreshing end to any meal. Or use to refresh the palate in between courses.

Ready In:



  • Using a vegetable peeler, remove the zest (colored part) from the peel of one grapefruit.
  • Coarsely chop the zest.
  • In a food processor bowl or blender, combine chopped zest,lavender and sugar.
  • Cover and process or blend until zest is very finely chopped.
  • Squeeze enough juice from the grapefruit to make four cups juice; pour into a mixing bowl.
  • Add zest mixture, lemon juice, and, if desired, Grand Marnier.
  • Mix well.
  • Freeze the grapefruit mixture in a 2- or 4-quart ice cream freezer according to manufacturer's directions.
  • Makes one quart or eight (half-cup) servings.
  • Or freeze in small containers till almost frozen and blend in blender to make a slush.
  • Top with mint leaves.
Submit a Recipe Correction


Add a Note
Enter The Sweepstakes


"A refreshing end to any meal. Or use to refresh the palate in between courses."

Join The Conversation

sort by:
  1. La Dilettante
    Brava, Rita! Wonderful! It even formed the basis for a new cocktail that our Italian cooking/study group invented: "L'Ultima Notte a' Pompeii." ("The last night in Pompeii"). Put two small round scoops of this sorbet into a champagne flute, pour in some bubbly prosecco, and watch it foam up like the lava from Mt. Vesuvius! ("Grapefruit" in Italian is "pompelmo," which even sounds like "Pompeii"! Thanks for a great recipe.
  2. morgainegeiser
    I made this for a brunch I gave today and it was great for a summer day. Very fresh tasting. Made for ZWT4
  3. momaphet
    This was so good, nnd so pretty; very refreshing and just the right balance of tart/sweet. I held back almost a 1/4 cup sugar until I mixed everything together. My grapefruit were sweet enogh that I didn't add it back in. I used 2 TBLS of Triple Sec, for the orange zing! "I found that I couldn't even taste the Lavender, so I would probably skip it next time I make it. My grapefruit were at room temp so the mixture took a longer than usual to chill in my gelato machine about 35 minutes instead of the usual 20, even so this was a quick and delicious dessert which I'm glad to have discoverd through ZWT3.
  4. JenPo
    I loved the palate cleansing flavor of this. I never would have thought that grapefruit and lavendar would be such a good combination! I think next time I will process the zest by itself a bit just to make sure it is all very small, because I think I overlooked some while it was in with the sugar. The Grand Marnier sounds awesome, I am going to try that in it next time.
  5. Rita1652
    Pink Grapefruit Sorbet With Lavender! Created by Rita1652

Find More Recipes