Friday, January 28, 2011

Cranberry Sherbet

What says frozen confection more than 22 degree January nights? Well, it seemed warm by comparison to sub-zero temperatures. And I needed to use this jellied cranberry sauce. Really, I did!

CRANBERRY SHERBET

1-1/2 cups jellied cranberry sauce

1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg white, beaten stiff
1/2 cup cream, whipped

Beat the cranberry sauce with the orange juice and sugar until well combined. Put in the freezer about an hour, until slushy. Stir in the beaten egg white and whipped cream, combining well, and process in your ice cream maker, or return to the freezer, stirring every hour or so until it's pretty solid.

Slice some banana on top if you want to feel like you're eating a really healthy dessert!

This is a really easy ice cream to make, not even requiring any fancy equipment. The recipe came from my 1950s Fannie Farmer cookbook, and the introduction to it says it's great as an accompaniment to a chicken or turkey dinner. I have the feeling Mr. Farmer wrote that, and when I read it to my dearly beloved, he said, "So, what's wrong with sherbet as a side dish?" I rest my case.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

15 comments:

Pam said...

I think sherbet makes a mighty fine side dish.

Big Dude said...

Maybe I'm not wierd after all, but it seems as though I've always wanted to stop by the ice cream shop more in the winter than summer. The shebert looks delicious.

gMarie said...

I'm pretty sure that while JB might not like it as a side dish, he'd certainly accept it as a condiment.

You and your ice cream. I bought whole cranberries to string for the birds - guess I need to do that, eh? g

Nichole said...

mmmm.......

Those Elgin Pugs said...

ooOOooOhhh!!! aaAaaaahhhh!!
'dis is someting our Daddy Mans would loves

looks Nommy!!

hugs,
'da Gurls,
IzZY, Josie and TriXie

Linda said...

Sounds so refreshing but the bananas make it comfort food for me.

Tatersmama said...

Oh yum! The only problem I can see with it is that I think it would make a very fine MAIN dish on some nights!
But maybe that's just me. ;)

Jan Mader said...

I DID stop by the ice cream shop last week. I was freezing, but it still tasted good. This sherbet looks delicious!

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

Never thought of sherbet as a side dish but will now! I love making these recipes.

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

Oh, just to add...when I was in Italy it was January. On a tour to Siena I had to have gelato. They all thought I was nuts because it was so cold. But I loved it.

~~louise~~ said...

And I thought it was me. I have had such a desire for a root beer float I may just have to give in.

Or, I could whip up this sherbet and be more than satisfied.

Thanks for sharing, Marjie...

Pam said...

I love sherbet but have never tried making it at home.. this looks refreshing and delicious Marjie.

grace said...

we were in the 50s yesterday, and i think that calls for some cold refreshment! excellent way to make use of cranberry sauce. :)

Channon said...

I'm pretty sure the Knight STILL wouldn't eat it - what with that cranberry stuff and all...

The Blonde Duck said...

It sounds good to me!