Grapefruit sorbet for all types of production

Grapefruit sorbet, as here frozen in praline heart shapes, makes a pretty arrangement with cornflower blossoms.
Grapefruit sorbet, as here frozen in praline heart shapes, makes a pretty arrangement with cornflower blossoms.

Grapefruits are the result of a cross between orange and grapefruit. Many people perceive the slightly bitter taste as especially refreshing. It is therefore the ideal fruit to make an ice cream for hot summer days.

To put it bluntly: for this ice cream you cannot save on sugar. Otherwise it becomes very hard and the taste is perceived by most people as too bitter. Our sense of taste can simply perceive cold sweetness much less well.

This ice cream recipe can be used as Granita, in Freezer compartment or with the Ice cream machine can be produced. But it is just as well suited to be used in Stem Ice- or Popsicle shapes to be filled.

Pink grapefruits give this sorbet its beautiful pink colour.
Pink grapefruits give this sorbet its beautiful pink colour.

Grapefruit sorbet ingredients

4 portions

  • 250 g grapefruit juice (e.g. pink grapefruit)
  • 100 g orange juice
  • 80 g sugar
  • 30 g glucose
  • 0,5 g locust bean gum

Preparation

  • Either use purchased juice or squeeze grapefruits and oranges.
  • Put juices, sugar, glucose and locust bean gum in a pot.
  • Heat while stirring until the sugar has dissolved. But the ice cream mass must not boil.
  • Leave to cool in the refrigerator.

Production variants for grapefruit sorbet

In freezer compartment freeze. In order to Granita the ice cream mass only with a fork. To obtain a finer ice cream, mix well every 30 minutes with a hand mixer (total duration 3 hours).

The ice can also be used in the Ice cream machine be prepared. Allow to pre-cool for a few minutes, depending on the model. Switch on the stirrer and add the ice cream mixture (duration approx. 30 minutes).

Alternatively in Stem Ice- or Popsicle shapes and let it freeze for about 3 hours.

Frozen Bites is best known as FroYo Bites. So frozen yoghurt, which is frozen in moulds and makes small portions of ice cream that you can eat in one bite. But of course you can with any other recipewhich is for Popsicle on a stick ...is suitable. For example, you can simply put it in Chocolate shell ...as I did with the hearts.

If the grapefruit sorbet longer in the freezer was stored, only for about 15 minutes in defrost the refrigerator before you eat it. Stir the granita once again well with a fork.

Refreshing grapefruit sorbet decorated with mint leaves.
Refreshing grapefruit sorbet decorated with mint leaves.

Grapefruit sorbet tips

  • If you don't want to squeeze oranges and grapefruit, just buy juice. Direct juice is bottled immediately after pressing and nothing is changed in the juice. You can also Juice from fruit juice concentrate buy. No sugar may be added here either. Direct juice is not necessarily healthier than fruit juice concentrate, but often has a better image.
  • In some larger supermarkets there are now also freshly squeezed orange juice offered for self tapping.
  • Pink Grapefruit gives the ice cream a nice pink colour, but you can of course use any grapefruit you like.
  • In combination with the intake of Medication ...grapefruits should be a good place... give prior noticewhether there are any undesirable Interactions can come.

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