image description February 15, 2016

Pomelo Sorbet

Pomelo Sorbet

Ingredient List Print Recipe

  • 2 pomelos (we used pomelos with yellow skin and pink flesh)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Juice of one lime
  • 2 tablespoons mint, julienned
  • 1 tablespoon Campari
  • 1 tablespoon sweet vermouth
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup

Refreshing Citrus Sorbet

By Andrew Zimmern

Pomelos are one of my favorite types of citrus. With skin that ranges from green to yellow and a thick layer of pith, these fruits look like giant grapefruits, and share a similar, yet more mild, flavor profile. Originally from Southeast Asia, you can find pomelos at most grocery stores and in Asian markets. I love this amazingly refreshing pomelo sorbet. It hits all the right notes—a little bitter from the Campari, sweet from vermouth, and fragrant from the mint, with a nice citrus kick from the lime and pomelo. It’s the perfect palate cleanser.


Peel the pomelos, and cut off the pith. Supreme the fruit so that there is no filament or connective membrane. Place peeled pieces in a bowl, and sprinkle with the sugar, lime juice and mint. Let sit for 30 minutes.

Puree the pomelo mixture, and strain through a fine mesh sieve. Mix the juice with the Campari, vermouth and corn syrup. Whisk to dissolve.

Process in a table top ice cream machine. Serve immediately.


Photograph by Madeleine Hill. 


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