Grapefruit Nice Cream with Maple-Pecan Skillet Granola

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  • Makes 3 cups nice cream + 1½ cups granola
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This pretty-in-pink nice cream gets its rosy hue from grapefruit and strawberries to create a decadent dessert that’s equal parts creamy and refreshing. A homemade maple-pecan granola adds delicious crunch to the frosty treat and transforms this simple recipe into an eye-catching way to end the evening. Feel free to add a dollop of Aquafaba Whipped Cream to make this dessert extra fancy!

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By Ellen Boeke,


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of fine sea salt
  • 2 cups pink grapefruit supremes
  • 2 cups strawberries, hulled
  • ¼ to ½ cup unsweetened, unflavored plant-based milk


  • In a large skillet cook oats and pecans over medium 3 to 4 minutes or until toasted, stirring occasionally. Stir in 2 tablespoons of the maple syrup, the flaxseed meal, and ½ teaspoon of the vanilla. Cook 2 to 3 minutes more or until well coated and golden brown, stirring constantly. Spread on foil; sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Let cool. If necessary, break into clusters.
  • In a food processor or high-speed blender combine grapefruit supremes, strawberries, ¼ cup milk, the remaining 1 tablespoon maple syrup, and the remaining 1½ teaspoons vanilla. Cover and process until smooth, stopping and scraping sides of container as needed and adding milk as needed to make creamy.
  • Transfer to a 2-quart baking dish. Cover; freeze 4 hours or until firm. Break up mixture with a fork; place in food processor half at a time. Process 30 seconds or until smooth. Transfer to a freezer container. Cover and freeze 6 to 8 hours or until firm. (Or freeze mixture in a 1½- to 2-quart ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s directions. Transfer to a freezer container and freeze 2 to 4 hours.) Let stand at room temperature 5 minutes before serving. Serve topped with granola.

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This is delicious! We added a little bit more maple syrup to the ice cream. So good.


what is grapefruit supremes?


supremes are sections of a citrus fruit with all of the pith and peel cut away. Hope that answer your question.


This looks delicious. What is a "grapefruit supreme"? Is that a particular brand or kind of grapefruit?


Supreme are sections of a citrus fruit with all of the pith and peel cut away.

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Ellen Boeke

Ellen Boeke has more than 25 years of experience as a recipe developer and food editor. She holds Bachelor's of Science degrees in consumer food science and journalism from Iowa State University and attended Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France. Find her on LinkedIn.
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