With all the ice cream postings lately I felt compeled to mention Cook's Illustrateds sherbet recipes.
They are the single most delicious frozen thing I've ever had. I have been making them frequently since the recipe came out in May/June 2004. Every time I take that first bite I'm shocked. Its one of those things you have to let roll around on your tongue.
I've made all the variations plus some of my own. I like things really tart so the lime version is really my favorite. This week I've made key lime and key lime/lemon. So very good.
We have the best oranges coming from south Louisiana every fall and winter. The fresh orange sherbet with a little lemon juice added is genius. All these sherbets use softly whipped cream as the dairy component. It really lightens the sherbet and makes it so creamy smooth.
There is also a raspberry version that allows you to use frozen berries. I plan on making a strawberry variation tomorrow. I've never tried it before and I can't wait. I plan on just following the raspberry and using frozen berries.
Anyway, if you have made these recipes, tell me what you thought. If you haven't you have got to make this. There are way too many parts to the recipe to type out, but you can get a one month subscription to the CI website for 3.95. Well worth it. Or I think they have a 14 day free trial right now. Anyway sorry for the long post!