Ruby Red Grapefruit has always been one of my favorite fruits! These taste absolutely amazing! I think grapefruit gets a bad rap for being a sour fruit, but if you remove all the white pith around the flesh all you will taste is sweetness. Grapefruit is high in Vitamins A & C and is a metabolism booster. I peel grapefruits like I do oranges and eat them that way. After my coconut peach popsicles, I wanted something else exotic and the rosemary added the perfect flavor compliment to this! If you don't have a juicer you can make this in your blender but really take the time to section the grapefruit and remove as much of the white pith that you can.
I made this recipe twice with different no calorie sweeteners, once with Ideal sugar and once with Zsweet which I've used in other recipes. I found that Ideal really lives up to its claims of acting like sugar, because it melted properly in the water unlike the zsweet and thus both batches of popsicles came out tasting different. You can read here why I don't use splenda. I like to make small batches of popsicles so I can change flavors often. Also I've found that depending on the size of the fruit I use my recipes make different volumes and your popsicle molds may be smaller than mine so it's not an exact science.
- 1 large ruby red grapefruit.
- ¼ cup Ideal Sugar
- 2 TB water
- 1 ts fresh rosemary leaves
- Peel the grapefruit and puree in your blender.
- Combine sugar, water and rosemary in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves and bring to a boil, about 3-5 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and set aside to infuse and cool for 30 minutes.
- Remove the rosemary from the water and mix the rosemary infused water with the grapefruit juice in your blender. (This is the most important step, if you don't cook it look enough you will get no rosemary flavor)
- Pour into popsicle molds. Check back in one hour because the water and grapefruit juice separate in the molds so be sure to mix them up again sticking a knife into the molds.
- Freeze the popsicles for 6 hours or overnight.
Makes 3 or 4 popsicles
63 cal, 5g sugar (from the grapefruit)
ps you could add vodka or St. Germain liquor to these popsicles if you wanted, just saying...