I made this pumpkin sherbert and it was gone before I could photograph and post the recipe for you all. Despite my request…my plea, really…Mr. Prevention couldn’t resist. I had one serving and he handled the rest.
Very upset (um, listening skills much?), I demanded he make another batch. After assuring him he was capable and we had the ingredients on hand, he proceeded to make another batch while I was trying to make dinner. And thus, our kitchen looked like this:
“I hope you REALLY enjoyed demolishing that pumpkin sherbert…terd.”
“Oh, I did…” he assured me.
Needless to say, this was a hit. Easy to make and moderate in calories while offering a much lower-fat alternative to a store-bought pumpkin ice cream. Because the recipe uses low-fat milk, the consistency is something between an ice cream and a sorbet…a sherbert. If fall temps haven’t hit you yet, you can ring in the fall flavors with this cool recipe. Or…just because 😉
Pumpkin Sherbet from Skinny Taste
2 1/4 cups 1% milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup pumpkin puree (or canned pumpkin)
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
pinch of clove
pinch of salt
In a saucepan, combine milk, sugar, pumpkin, and heat over medium heat. Bring to a full boil while whisking, then reduce heat to low, and simmer for thirty seconds.
Remove from the heat, and add the vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and clove, and stir.
Transfer the mixture to a bowl, and chill in the refrigerator until cold, about an hour. When chilled, freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Yield: ~6 servings (1/2 cup each).
Nutrition Information (per serving): 115 calories; 1.2 g. fat; 4 mg. cholesterol; 47 mg. sodium; 23.8 g. carbohydrate; 1.7 g. fiber; 3.7 g. protein
Result: Mr. Prevention reports this as being very pumpkin-y and less sweet than pumpkin ice cream (personally, I consider this a good thing as pumpkin ice cream is REALLY sweet…too sweet). He describes an icier texture as I mentioned above. If you want more of a creamy ice cream texture, use whole milk or half and half, though the calorie and fat content will increase accordingly. High recommendations from us! Enjoy!
And when you leave your camera unattended, you may end up with some (very scary and different) photos on your camera, such as this:
Question: Have you ever had pumpkin ice cream or sherbert?