Monday, October 1, 2012

Pink Grapefruit Gelato

Ice cream, sorbet, gelato...what's the difference? Check it out here.

1 C pink grapefruit juice
1½ C sugar*
2 C grapefruit sections (pith & membranes removed)
1 C milk
pinch salt

Combine sugar, salt, and juice in saucepan; heat, stirring frequently, until sugar is completely dissolved. Puree grapefruit sections in a food processor or blender; add to sweetened juice. Cool to room temperature.

Pour cooled grapefruit mixture into ice cream maker. Add milk and immediately process in ice cream maker for 20-25 minutes. If desired, transfer to an air-tight container to freeze for a firmer consistency.

* Regardless of how sweet the grapefruit is, you need sugar to keep the gelato from freezing up as hard as a rock. However, more sugar may be desirable if the grapefruit are especially tart.

This gelato is also delicious with just a splash of mint. Add 1 tsp mint extract at the same time as the milk.


neener said...

Where's the Like button?!!

Tami said...

This flavor wasn't very common (lemon is the standard), but one of my personal favorites when I was eating a lot of gelato in Italy!