Grapefruit, Lime, and Tequila (Paloma) Sorbet

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Tart and sweet with a tequila kick: the classic Mexican cocktail in sorbet form.

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Grapefruit, Lime, and Tequila (Paloma) Sorbet

About This Recipe

Yield:makes 1 quart
Active time:1 hour
Total time:4 hours
Special equipment:ice cream maker
This recipe appears in: 10 Ice Cream Recipes That Use Fall and Winter Fruit Scooped: Grapefruit, Tequila, and Lime (Paloma) Sorbet


  • 2 1/4 cup strained grapefruit juice from 4 large grapefruit
  • 1/2 cup fresh juice and 2 teaspoons grated zest from 6 to 8 limes
  • 1 cup light (clear) corn syrup
  • 6 tablespoons reposado or blanco tequila
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground chili flakes (such as aleppo)


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    In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all ingredients until sugar is dissolved. Chill mixture in refrigerator until very cold, about 3 hours, then strain into ice cream maker and churn according to manufacturer's instructions. Chill in freezer for at least 4 hours before serving.

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