Tuesday, July 20, 2010

grandpa's pineapple sherbet

When I was young, the Jones' family would get together for the fourth of July at Grandma and Grandpa's house, and the thing we looked forward to was the water fight! I remember the war between the Aunts and Uncles. Dad, Mary, or Bill would usually offer a cash prize to anyone who could get Aunt Margo outside and soaked! Grandma and Grandpa would hide in the safety of their house while all the kids and young-hearted-adults battled long and hard! 

...And there was always pineapple sherbet. Grandpa made it from scratch in his wooden ice cream machine. I loved it. It was served with Nilla Wafers. Fun memories. I asked him for this recipe about 4 years ago. I'm glad I got it before his memory escaped. 

  • juice of 2 lemons
  • juice of 3 oranges
  • 1 can crushed pineapple (Big can)
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 pint cream
  • 1  1/2 quarts milk
Step 1: Juice oranges and hand
squeeze juice from lemons.

Step 2: Add sugar to the juices
in a large bowl.

Step 3: Add pineapple.

Step 4: Stir and let sugars dissolve.
Let it sit for several hours.
Step 5: Add cream.

Step 6: Add milk and stir.

Step 7: Pour into ice cream

Step 8: Assemble ice cream

Step 9: Pour a 2" layer of ice.

Step 10: Sprinkle salt on ice.
Repeat layers until ice tops ice
cream container.
Step 11: Start motor on
machine and let it run
until it stops!

Step 12: Enjoy & reminisce.

1 comment:

Mary said...

Is that Matt´s hand with the salt. The actual ice cream maker part of the recipe has always been a mans job.....