August, especially these 106 degree ones,frozen dairy treats continue to be a summer tradition in our family. My childhood favorites were fudgesicles,vanilla ice cream and sherbet. Last week when grocery shopping, I couldn't resist buying a tub of Hiland's Rainbow Sherbet as part of my beat the heat strategy.
Whether you say 'Sherbert' or 'Sherbet', you are eating the same delightful frozen dairy product. Sherbet is a fruity flavored frozen dairy product. Butterfat is the distinguishing difference between ice cream,sherbet and frozen dairy desserts. When comparing the amount of butter fat, you will find:
- Ice cream contains 10% butterfat.
- Frozen dairy desserts contain between 2 to 10% butterfat.
- Sherbet contains between 1 to 2% butterfat.
Creamy Pineapple Sherbet
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup boiling water
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup crushed pineapple
1 cup milk
1 cup whipping cream,whipped
Combine sugar and boiling water,stirring until sugar is dissolved. Add lemon juice,pineapple,and milk.Freeze until slushy; remove from freezer, and fold in whipped cream. Return to freezer, and freeze until firm.
Yield: about 6 servings
I'm planning to beat the heat with dairy delights. How about you?