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Question about juice for sherbert and also, any good recipes?

lisaimmarco | Sep 4, 201510:23 AM

Hi all,

Well, it's Muscatine grape season and I am going to make sherbet using one of those cheapo ice cream makers that make you freeze an inner canister first.

Question: I see that all the online recipes for the juice base online cook the grapes with a little bit of sugar, in water. David Levovitz certainly does. However, I have a champion juicer. I am thinking of using the juicer to preserve the integrity of the flavors, however, the opposite might be true: That cooking them down a bit might enhance the flavors-it definitely will enhance the sugars. For muscadines, which have a lot of water, cooking might be better.

Thoughts, anyone?

Also, most recipes have combinations of milk and/or half and half, powdered milk, etc. I even saw an award winning recipe using half and half, milk AND evaporated canned milk. It got rave reviews, except for one reviewer that said it had a weird after-taste.

Never made sherbet before, so does anyone have something for a very creamy, good sherbet, sweet, but not diabetically sweet?

Thanks in advance,


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