Grapefruit & Lavender Sorbet

Grapefruit and Lavender Sorbet recipe ( moment we moved into our new house, I claimed a spot in the freezer for my ice cream maker attachment. There wasn't much room at my parents house to store my machine, so when I moved out I wanted to make sure it had a spot and was ready to use. (It has to sit in the freezer for at least 16 hours to be ready to make ice cream, but I always hate waiting for it to get cold enough. I just store it in the freezer, so it's always ready to go. You never know when you'll be in the mood to make a frozen treat!)

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.

Grapefruit and Lavender Sorbet recipe (
Grapefruit & Lavender Sorbet, makes 1 quart

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

Grapefruit and Lavender Sorbet recipe (
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.
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Here comes the exciting part! First, assemble your machine. I used my KitchenAid stand mixer with the ice cream maker attachment. It's the best! It's so easy to use and clean.
Grapefruit and Lavender Sorbet recipe (
Pour the mixture from the bowl into a measuring cup through the mesh sieve again. This removes the lavender buds and any extra pulp. With your machine running, slowly pour in the mixture. Within minutes, you'll see the liquid starting to freeze. Continue to let the mixer stir until it's thick and resembles the consistency of sorbet. Usually, the mixer doesn't freeze the ice cream enough to eat as soon as it's done. I transferred my sorbet into an ice cream container and let it freeze for a couple hours. Once it's hard enough to scoop, you're done!
Grapefruit and Lavender Sorbet recipe (
Grapefruit and Lavender Sorbet recipe (
This grapefruit and lavender sorbet is so good. It has a light flavor that's not overwhelming. I hope you enjoy! xo. Laura


  1. March 6, 2015 / 5:00 pm

    This looks so delicious! Anything remotely like gelato brings me back to being in Italy and eating it multiple times a day. I love it so much – and this looks like it might be just as good! Thanks for sharing!

  2. March 6, 2015 / 5:00 pm

    This looks yummy. But I dont have the patience and the tools to make my own sorbet, so store-bought sorbet is perfect for me (at least for now. Haha :p)Have a nice weekend, Laura!Love, DaraHola Darla

  3. March 8, 2015 / 5:00 pm

    Thanks, Melissa! Eating gelato in Italy sounds amazing!

  4. March 9, 2015 / 5:00 pm

    This looks delightful. Grapefruit & lavender sounds like the most amazing combination. I love lavender.:] // ▲ ▲

  5. March 9, 2015 / 5:00 pm

    It is such a great combination! I love lavender too. I want to come up with more recipes to use it!

  6. March 10, 2015 / 5:00 pm

    What a beautiful treat! Ive recently done some experimenting with lemon and lavender, but Ive never tried lavender with grapefruit! Ive been itching to get my ice cream machine out. This make me want to even more!

  7. March 14, 2015 / 5:00 pm

    Yum! Lemon and lavender would be great together too. You should get it out! Theyre so much fun!

  8. April 5, 2015 / 5:00 pm

    This looks delish! I love the color combo of that beautiful Kitchen Aid and the yellow, too. So cheery!

  9. April 12, 2015 / 5:00 pm

    yum. i want that like right meow.

  10. April 12, 2015 / 5:00 pm

    It would be so good right now! Its already heating up quick.

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