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Blushing Grapefruit Sorbet

 Blushing Grapefruit Sorbet
Not overly sweet, this sorbet is a hit at the holidays, when there‚Äôs plenty of citrus fruit on hand. Try it as a light, summer refresher, too.—Mary Marlowe Leverette, Columbia, South Carolina
8 ServingsPrep: 35 min. + freezing


  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon grated grapefruit peel
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 2 whole star anise
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups ruby red grapefruit juice, chilled
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice


  • In a large saucepan, combine the first eight ingredients. Bring to a
  • boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half, about 20 minutes. Strain
  • and set aside to cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine the grapefruit and lemon juices and sugar
  • syrup. Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer; freeze according to
  • manufacturer's directions. Transfer to a freezer container and
  • freeze for 4 hours or until firm. Yield: 1 quart.
Nutritional Facts: 1/2 cup equals 188 calories, trace fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.