If you have been reading my blog for the last few weeks you know that I recently purchased a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker. I was at the store and about to purchase some sherbet. I was reading the label (yes, I'm a label reader which makes grocery shopping take so much longer). I was really turned off by the ingredients list on the different tubs of sherbet.
On a separate note, I had been wishing to purchase a nice ice cream maker that would not need rock salt. Between the heat waves we have been having and that list of ingredients on the pre-made sherbet I was more ready to make my own. Then I saw a recipe for homemade sherbet. It was so easy and used only three ingredients. Ice cream maker. SOLD!
This recipe is from the booklet that came with my machine.
1.25 C Thawed Frozen Orange Juice in a Can
2 T sugar
And this is where I had my technical fail. It started freezing up on the side but there was so much that was still liquid so I let it go longer. I had it going for over half an hour. But I started getting worried that I might be stressing the motor too much by running it too much longer. So I stopped it to try to figure out what was wrong.
For those of you who have ice cream machines try not too laugh too hard. Yes, I forgot to put in the mixing paddle (notice in the photos).
So I poured the liquid into a container to put in the freezer and scraped out the frozen sherbet from the side of the machine with a plastic scoop. It was getting late so I put it all in the freezer over night.
The taste is a little different from that bright orange sherbet you may be used to buying in the tub. This tastes like actual orange juice. This was also more of a creamy treat than I was expecting. I will say that it is good enough that I have already made it again...this time with the paddle in the machine. And when you actually use the paddle you can eat it right away. You may want to freeze it for a little while if you prefer a more solid consistency.
And if you like those ice cream/orange sherbet pops stay tuned for a future post because we made ice cream with the machine and served the two together.
I bought this machine and all of the ingredients used in this review.
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