Buttermilk Strawberry Sherbet
Nothing prepares you for sick kids. Nothing. I thought last week was bad enough when one child after another came down with pink eye. Our oldest got better quickly, only for it to spread like a wild fire. Problem is, the weekend came and we had bigger issues. The medicine wasn’t working for our youngest daughter. In fact, it was getting worse. Who spent over three hours with a 3 1/2 year old in the emergency room for a late Saturday night party? This girl. We didn’t want to be there but I’m glad we went. As it turns out, she somehow got a skin infection on top of already having pink eye so the eye drops prescribed weren’t working. A shot plus new meds and she’s on the mend. Thankfully! It’s so upsetting when your kids are sick and you do everything you possibly can to help them but that’s still not always enough.
But can we please discuss the time in the emergency room? Is it standard practice for every visit to last a minimum of three hours? I swear that’s what we always put up with. It seems unnecessary. So many people walking past our room and we just kept sitting and waiting. The most bizarre part of it all is that by the end of it all, it was four and a half hours beyond her bedtime and she was wide awake and having fun. Peculiar but at least she was happy and fun to be with…especially considering the situation and all. It could have been far worse…
Fingers crossed tightly we never have to go through this again.
As for this sherbet. Hello strawberry deliciousness. It’s quick, easy and tasty. I’m a huge fan of fruity desserts and pretty much adore strawberries, especially fresh giant and juicy strawberries. They’re the best kind. Blend everything together, chill and then churn to create the ultimate strawberry buttermilk sherbet. The flavors are perfect and refreshing. And be sure to add chocolate jimmies… or sprinkles! Do you call all varieties sprinkles or are you a sprinkle/jimmie mix? I grew up calling chocolate ones jimmies and everything else sprinkles. But I guess they’re really all still sprinkles when it comes down to it. Who cares what you call them, the world needs more of them. BTW the cone is pretty much essential too, so don’t forget that part.
Yield: serves 4-6
Total Time: 30 minutes plus chill time
Buttermilk Strawberry Sherbet
Sweet homemade buttermilk sherbet, requiring only four simple ingredients.
2C hulled and chopped strawberries
1 1/2C buttermilk
1 Tbsp lemon juice
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Process until smooth. Strain if desired. Transfer to a covered container, chill at least 4 hours or overnight.
Add to the bowl of an ice-cream maker. Churn according to manufacturer's directions. Transfer to a freezer safe container. Freeze until nearly solid. If scooping at a later time, remove 15 minutes prior to scooping. Use a warm ice cream scoop or spoon to remove sherbet.
Adapted from Cooking Light: Best of 2013 Magazine