We still have a ton of grapefruit to eat before they go bad, so I've been trying to think of ways to use them. I remembered the ice cream maker in the freezer and knew I had to make sorbet!
I really love how this recipe turned out. The lavender and grapefruit flavors fit together so well! Plus, it was really easy to make.
3 cups grapefruit juice (I used about 8 grapefruits)
3 large strips of grapefruit zest (use a peeler)
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup light corn syrup
2/3-1 cup sugar (depends on the sweetness of the fruit, if they are on the sour side, use 1 cup)
1/2 teaspoon lavender extract (or use more lavender buds)
a sprinkle of lavender buds
The first step is to juice all the grapefruits. Honestly, this is the hardest part of this recipe. I juiced the fruit and pour it into a measuring cup through a mesh sieve until I had three cups. Once you have 3 cups of juice, combine the grapefruit juice, zest, lemon juice, corn syrup, and sugar in a pot and bring to a boil and stir until the sugar dissolves. Then, transfer the mixture to a bowl to cool. Add the lavender extract and sprinkle a little lavender buds into the bowl. Let this cool and then transfer into the refrigerator to chill for at least two hours.