mixed berry sherbet

The sherbet and ice-cream trend in the Casperson-Jones household continues!  Brett requested a mixed berry sherbet and a mixed berry sherbet we made 🙂  I used a recipe found here but instead of half and half, I used 2% milk.  I also did not blend the fruit….though maybe I should have haha 🙂  There are some fairly large chunks of fruit in the sherbet.  I did use a potato smasher though while cooking the juice, fresh fruit, and sugar so the fruit was pretty well spread throughout.  I also used vanilla extract instead of a vanilla bean.

I added the vanilla (about half a tablespoon) to the sugar and orange juice in a pan

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I washed about 3.5 cups of fresh, beautiful blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries and added them to the pan.  (fresh and quite sour haha!)

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The fruit, sugar, juice, and vanilla were simmered for about 10 minutes, mashed, and then allowed to cool to room temperature

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I added the milk, stirred, and chilled in the fridge.

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The next day I put the mixture into the ice cream maker…and Voila!

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Anyone want to place a bet on when we’ll finally switch from these cold desserts to warmer ones?  haha!  🙂