HAPPY NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Funny story. I made this sherbet for my kids and they couldn’t understand why it wasn’t green. I asked, what do you mean? They said, why isn’t it green like the stuff at the store. Well, this is what ice cream looks like before the manufacturers add artificial food coloring. And it tastes glorious. Same with mint ice cream. My mint ice cream is always white and that’s how you can usually tell if the companies add something to it – mint or lime that is green in foods are almost always colored artificially.
**Book Update** I’ve been working on “The Apple Experience” – another book by Carmine Gallo. It is really interesting to see customer service broken down and how great Apple has elevated the experience. Though, it is interesting too that some people would rather pay a little more and get great customer service and some people would rather save money and get poor customer service. How do we differentiate? How should we as consumers award companies with our hard earned dollars? And, should it be done because of customer service or because of lower prices? Not that Apple always has great service and that other companies always have bad service – but generally we all know those companies with poor customer service reputations or experiences that are still in business. Just random thoughts I had.
**Recipe Update** Three ingredients to super awesome sherbet!! Or sherbert. Eh, tomato tomato. Wait, that doesn’t work as well when reading this. Anyway, this is the easiest recipe ever except for vanilla ice cream. The kids wanted to make “Yoda Soda” which is also very tasty and uses lime sherbet. The sherbet has a great balance of tart and sweet. Texture is creamy and smooth. If you don’t have an ice cream machine, there are other methods online to make ice cream. If you want an ice cream machine, I have used the Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker for over 5 years and had 100% great results with it.
Many ice cream recipes require putting the mix into the fridge before freezing it. I didn’t do that here and the sherbet turned out great. I’m not 100% sure I would recommend combining dairy and an acid (lime juice in this case) ahead of time. Normally, lemon juice curdles my milk for my buttermilk substitute and afraid that something similar might happen here. So, get your churners, churning and let’s make some sherbet!
I normally do not buy everything organic. I purchased organic limes in this case because they were pretty cheap at Trader Joe’s and since the family is consuming the rind which is what is sprayed in the fields, I thought I would go with organic on this one.
- 1 tablespoon lime zest (1-2 limes)
- 1/2 cup lime juice (about 4 limes)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 cups half and half
- Whisk Together all the ingredients.
- Add to your ice cream maker and follow the instructions. With mine, I turn on the machine and slowly pour the mixture into the maker. This mixture took only 20-25 minutes to churn. Eat immediately, or store in an airtight container in the freezer.
1 Tb. lime zest (1-2 limes)
1/2 cup lime juice
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups half and half
Whisk Together all the ingredients.
Add to your ice cream maker and follow the instructions. With mine, I turn on the machine and slowly pour the mixture into the maker. This mixture took only 20-25 minutes to churn. Eat immediately, or store in an airtight container in the freezer.
Recipe adapted from She Wears Many Hats