Champagne Grapefruit Sorbet Recipe

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This recipe is from The Greenbrier Hotel in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

This Champagne Grapefruit Sorbet is a wonderful not-too-sweet sorbet that derives its "kick" from the champagne and the tangy-sweet citrus flavor from the pink grapefruit. Light and refreshing to the palate, the sorbet is a delicious elegant finale to any meal.

Champagne Grapefruit Sorbet

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Champagne Grapefruit Sorbet Recipe:

Recipe Type: Sorbet, Grapefruit
Cuisine: Italian
Yields: 8 to 10 servings
Prep time: 15 min


3 cups good quality Champagne
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups water
1 cup pink grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed
1/3 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed


Pop cork from champagne bottle 1 to 2 hours before using. Gradually pour champagne, allowing for foaming, into a 2-quart container; set aside.

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar and water. Stir until mixture comes to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand approximately 10 minutes or until cool.

To the champagne, add sugar syrup, grapefruit juice, and lemon juice (do not strain pulp from juices); stir until thoroughly blended.

Ice Cream Maker - Transfer mixture to ice cream maker, process according to manufacturer's instructions.

Freezer Method - Pour into container, cover, and place mixture in the freezer. When it is semi-solid, mash it up with a fork and refreeze again. When frozen, place in a food processor or blender and process until smooth. Cover and refreeze until serving time.

Can be prepared 3 days in advance. Cover and keep frozen.

Makes 8 to 10 servings.


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