Grapefruit Honey Sorbet with Vanilla and Ginger by Cheryl Sternman Rule's Ripe Cookbook
Grapefruit Honey Sorbet with Ginger Recipe
Prep Time
9 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
9 hrs 31 mins
Course: Sorbet
Servings: 4
Calories: 243 kcal
Author: Ripe Cookbook by Cheryl Sternman Rule
  • 3 ruby red grapefruits
  • 2/3 cup raw honey*
  • Pinch of celtic salt
  • 1/2 vanilla bean OR 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger
  1. Cut the peel and white pith from the grapefruits and then cut the fruit into quarters.
  2. Working over a medium bowl separate the grapefruit segments from their membranes, discarding the membranes, pith, and any seeds. Place the fruit loosely into a freezer container, and tip in any juice pooled on the cutting board. Place this into the freezer overnight, or at least 8 hours.
  3. Remove the frozen grapefruit from the freezer, and if hard-frozen, allow to defrost for 10 minutes at room temperature.
  4. Place the honey and salt into a 3-inch blade Vitamix container. Scrape in the seeds from the vanilla bean. Add the frozen grapefruit.
  5. For Vitamix: Start on Variable Speed 1, turn the machine on and slowly increase to speed 10/High. Use the tamper to press the frozen ingredients into the blades, process until the material is thoroughly incorporated. When the sound of the motor changes, and you have four mounds at the top of the sorbet, you are done. This should take 30 seconds to one minute, depending on how hard-frozen your grapefruit is.
  6. For Blendtec: If using the Twister jar, run the ICE CREAM cycle and turn the lid with tines counterclockwise. Using the Fourside Jar** run the ICE CREAM cycle. If the blade spins freely stop the machine and use a spatula to push ingredients down into the blades and then run the ICE CREAM cycle again. Repeat if necessary until creamy and combined.
  7. Serve immediately (or transfer to a freezer safe container and freeze for up to 3 months)
  8. Sprinkle with crystallized ginger.
  9. All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments to enter our weekly photo contest! :) Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes
Recipe Notes

* If you like less sweet recipes, start with 1/3 cup of honey and process. Taste, and if it needs more sweetness, add another 3 to 4 tablespoons of honey and then the candied ginger.
** If using the Blendtec Wildside Jar or Next Generation blenders, will work much better if you double the recipe

Nutrition Facts
Grapefruit Honey Sorbet with Ginger Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 243
% Daily Value*
Sodium 294.9mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 64g 21%
Dietary Fiber 2.7g 11%
Sugars 59.3g
Protein 1.9g 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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