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Meet Melogold Grapefruit (and a 5-Minute No-Churn Grapefruit Gelato Recipe)

Recipe: No-Churn Grapefruit Gelato

Summary: This creamy, sweet-tart, dense, frozen dessert is enough like gelato that we’re appropriating the name. It takes 4 ingredients and 5 minutes to stir together and a night to freeze. Call me for dessert!


  • No-Churn 5-Minute Grapefruit Gelato [1]2 cups regular cream (not heavy)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh Melogold grapefruit juice
  • Zest of Melogold grapefruit, finely grated (you might want to use only ¾ of the zest from a whole Melogold, since it is a huge fruit)
  • Pinch kosher salt


  1. Whisk all ingredients together and pour it into a lidded container. Freeze for at least 8 hours, or better yet, overnight.
  2. To serve, small scoops go well with fresh berries or fruit, plain cookies or even a sprinkling of granola on top.
  3. Serves 8-10.

Quick notes

Source: Adapted from a recipe by Donna Kelly and Anne Tegtmeier at the charming blog Apron Strings [2].

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Freezing time: 12 hours
Number of servings (yield): 8-10
Culinary tradition: USA (Nouveau)

Disclosure: Melissa’s Produce [3]  provided samples of the citrus mentioned in this article. There was no expectation or requirement of endorsement. My opinions, as always, are my own.