Pink Grapefruit and Pomegranate Sorbet


Pink Grapefruit and Pomegranate Sorbet | From My Sweet Heart

Don’t these pomegranate seeds look like pretty polished rubies?  I just love the color of them.  And they add such an elegant and special flair to just about anything!  This tartly sweet sorbet is a perfect example.

It is featured on Yummly in this article:   Super Pomegranate Recipes to Brighten Up Winter.  (You’ll find other great pomegranate recipes, too!)

In this sorbet, you will taste more of the tart pucker of the grapefruit juice mellowed by the slightly sweet hint of the pomegranate.  And of course, the special, delicate crunch of nature’s perfect little jewels!  This is by far, the most refreshing sorbet I’ve ever had and it would simply be the perfect sparkle at the end of any meal!  And speaking of sparkle…….


……this pomegranate sorbet would absolutely add to the sparkle and shine of the holidays!  If you are not a big fan of grapefruit juice, try substituting cranberry juice instead.  It’s such a perfect Thanksgiving and Christmas flavor. And the color would be just as striking. But whatever juice blends you use, keep the pomegranate juice and seeds.  It just makes this citrus sorbet more elegant and will carry you through other special occasions like New Year’s and Valentine’s Day!  

You may alter the proportions of grapefruit to pomegranate juice to suit your taste.  If you want it more tart….keep to the original recipe.  If you want it sweeter….focus more on the pomegranate juice.  I know you will just love the sparkle of this crisp, refreshing sorbet.



Pink Grapefruit and Pomegranate Sorbet | From My Sweet Heart


Yields:  8 sparkly servings!

Level Of Difficulty:  Easy

Inspired by and adapted from Scoop.



  • 2 cups of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1 1/2 cups of pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 2 Tablespoons of cornstarch
  • pinch of kosher salt

Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan.  Bring this to a boil over medium heat, swirling the pan but NOT stirring, to dissolve the sugar.  Increase the heat to high and cook until the sugar becomes syrupy and reaches a temperature of 245°F.  The mixture will be thick with large bubbles.

While the syrup is cooking, combine the cornstarch and salt with 1/4 cup of water.  Stir this well to dissolve the cornstarch. In a separate bowl, mix the grapefruit and pomegranate juices.

Remove the syrup from the heat and stir in the cornstarch mixture.  Cook the mixture on low for 1 minute or so, until it becomes translucent and thick.  Add the grapefruit/pomegranate juice to the cornstarch mixture in the pan and whisk until smooth.  Transfer to a storage container and chill in the refrigerator until completely chilled.  Churn the mixture in your ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions.  Serve immediately for a soft sorbet or freeze until hard.  Allow the sorbet to sit at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving if frozen.



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  1. Anne, I can always come here and be floored by your creativity. This recipe sparkles and is not only a palate cleanser but a tasty dessert. And how cool is our Fairy Hobmother? Fairy Hobmother I hope you have a peaceful and fun holiday; you’ve been busy.

    • Sandra…thanks so much! The pomegranate seeds were the stars here. And that Fairy Hobmother is the best! I hope she gets some rest soon, too! ;- )

  2. What an absolutely gorgeous sorbet! Love the color! Congratulations on another visit from the Fairy Hopmother!

  3. Ann – this is terrific! So beautiful and creative! Congratulations on the visit from the fairy hobmother – I know you’ll enjoy the cookbook!

  4. This is an eye-catching and heart-warming post! My heart almost melted when I saw the lovely shades of pink and red in your photos! I love sorbet, I really do, and pomegranate and grapefruit, this is just the perfect combination and totally something I would want to have in this scorching hot weather! :D

    • Thank you Christy!!! The color just really made the difference here. I wonder where you are where it is scorching hot at this time?! I hope you try this and I hope it helps! : )

  5. I was just running off to bed when I saw this. You know me and all things ice cream related. I have some pom seeds sitting in my fridge. Think I see ice cream in their future. This is incredibly beautiful. I must rave and buzz this like crazy tomorrow. Right now I can barely see the screen. I’ll be back. (very Arnold of me right!)

  6. Beautiful!!!!

  7. I have yet to get a visit from the Fairy Hobmother but would love it…just like I love this sorbet!! Pomegranates are so amazing and I wait for this time of year to have them, I might be making a stop at the store to get one, I’ll be craving them now. The photos are beautiful, Anne! :-)

    • Hi Cassie….aren’t pomegranates strange and fascinating fruit? Hmmm…..going to have to put in a good word with the Fairy Hobmother about you! ;- )

  8. Such a gorgeous, refreshing sorbet!! I’ve been eying the pomegranates wondering how I could work them into my desserts…and here you’ve done it beautifully!

  9. Anne, this looks so pretty, sweet and inviting. Love the presentation – beautifully done! :)

  10. My first time to your site. This dessert is so beautiful from the presentation to the eye popping pink color! I am going to book mark this recipe, my kids love pomegranate and we can’t wait to try this recipe!

    • Hi Lisa! Thanks so much for stopping by. Isn’t the color so pretty? Just be warned that there is almost equal parts grapefruit and pom juice here. But the predominant flavor is grapefruit juice. My guys love pomegranate juice too. If your kids prefer that….you could easily make this with all pomegranate juice! I hope you like it. And again….thanks for taking the time to write such a kind compliment! : )

  11. Anne, this sorbet is wonderful! It’s a typical sorbet flavor that you see so I really love this flavor combo of the grapefruit and pomegranate!

    • Stephanie…I love ice cream…but especially sorbets. This is such a nice light flavor combo. Thanks so much and I hope you like it! : )

  12. This is such a good recipe for this time of year. Cuts through all the fat and is so pretty to look at.

  13. They do look like jewels! Looks so refreshing!
    Congrats on your visit from the fairy hobmother–enjoy the cookbook!

  14. Wow – this is stunningly pretty! I’m not usually a grapefruit fan (I am a total wimp when it comes to sour foods), but in sorbet, it sounds quite delicious. The pomagranate seeds really do look like gems! :)

    • Hi Kiri….grapefruit is not really a favorite of mine either. But the pom sweetens it out just a bit OR….you could use all pom juice. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and especially for your kind words! : )

  15. This is gorgeous. Your pictures are so lovely and the sorbet looks so refreshing.

  16. And you even showed it as a palate cleanser! What a fabulous presentation/recipe! It looks like just the thing with all the heavy dishes we have throughout the holidays. Such a treat. I love it!.

    Oh, and a fairy hobmother sounds like a delightful thing. Could you perchance sign me up?

    • Thanks Mikaela! This is super refreshing! And I will send you the email address for the Fairy Hobmother and you could make a wish! : )

  17. Looks gorgeous and so refreshing! Great Post

  18. Who is this Fairy Hobmother and why is she not visiting me? :) Guess I will have to make some of your gorgeous sorbet to comfort myself. PS – I stumbled this post, the colour of the sorbet is so gorgeous, I couldn’t help it.

    • Hi Carolyn! The Fairies have been especially kind to me this season. I hope she will be good to you in the future! Do try this in the meanwhile! And thanks so so much for the Stumble…..I truly appreciate it! : )

  19. Anne, Anne, Anne…. (yes, that’s right, it’s triple Anne worthy) – beyond beautiful… are those really pomegranate? They look like sparkling rubies… incredible photography (very Gawk-worthy :)) with a lovely quote to match (I always enjoy reading your quotes). I love that you have combined the pomegranate with grapefruit, it tickles my tongue. This post is a true feast for the eyes.

    • Triple Anne worthy! Yay! Thanks Kelly. I am learning that all good things come with time and patience and consistency and keeping true to myself! I hope you will try this. It will most certainly TICKLE your tongue! But so refreshing! : )

  20. So beautiful! I hardly never treat myself to pomegranate because in all honesty I’m just clueless what to do with it. Well, you’ve sorted that problem out for me. Well done!

    • Thanks Carsley! It’s the seeds that are so special. Before this recipe….all I knew was that I loved drinking my POM! ;- )

  21. Anne what a luscious dessert and refreshing way to cleanse the palate. With the pomegranate seeds and lovely color it makes it festive for the holidays. Thanks for sharing.

  22. This would be a great palatte cleanser! And the photos are stunning!

  23. We recently had a blood orange sorbet which was delicious, but can;t compare to pink grapefruit. Love this, absolutely love it! And so beautiful with the little jewels of pomegranate. Perfectly light and refreshing. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

    • Hi Cheryl and Adam! I need to make something blood orange soon! I got lucky on the colors here. Love when things finally fall into place like that. And a very Happy Thanksgiving to you guys as well. Hope you have a wonderful day with your family! : )

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