Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sherbert...err Sherbet.

When you have approximately 54 cuties left over from your box of clementines, and they start to shrivel, I am sure you, just like me, start to panic and wonder "Well, what in the flip am I gonna do about this?"

Yea, I figured as much.

Naturally, there was only one thing to do.  Make myself some Sherbert.  Yes. I sure did say sherbert.  Where I come from we throw and extra ARR in there for good measure.

Sort of like it sounds when you need to "warsh" your jeans.  Or when you need to put some "eyece" in your water.

Sherbert. I assure you, there is no difference in Sherbet and Sherbert, except for that fact that one is used above and one is used below, the Mason Dixon Line.

And we Kentuckians praise the Lord we are JUST south, of that Mason Dixon Line.

So let there be Clementine Sherbert, people.

2 1/4 pounds clementines
(or 1 1/2 cups of juice)
Zest from 2 clementines
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup heavy cream, chilled.
1 packet of gelatin
2 tablespoons of water

Freeze the canister of an ice-cream maker overnight.

Drop the gelatin and about 2 tablespoons of water into a small saucepan and turn your back on it.  Don't heat it up until you have the clementines juiced!

Strip the zest from two clementines and toss the zest into a bowl and squeeze the clementines, removing any seeds, to make 1 1/2 cups of juice.

Remembering the saucepan, put a little heat under it until the gelatin starts to look smooth, not grainy. Then stir in the sugar, salt, juice and zest and turn up the heat, letting it come to something like the temperature of your finger. Stir to make sure the sugar is dissolved, then chill it in the refrigerator. When it is cold, strain out the zest and toss the juice into the tank of your ice-cream maker along with the cream, which should be cold, too.

Run in the ice cream maker until thick, remove and place in the freezer for an hour.

Well, hells bells, how did they get in there?
They're pissed they didn't get any sherbert, I'd be too.



1 comment:

  1. not only do i say sherbert, but i also say warsh, warshing machine, dishwarsher, warshington d.c., etcetraaa, etcetra. i guess being from cincinnati and being 50% kentuckian does this to you!