Yes, you can totally make Rainbow Sherbert at home, easily! Raspberry, orange, and lime, just like you can buy in the store, only better!
Is it spelled sherbert or sherbet? Well, since I pronounce it “sher-bert” AND you can search both on Pinterest, I figured I’d go with how I pronounce it. 🙂 No matter how you spell it, it’s the same thing in my book, and I’m gonna tell you all about how to make rainbow sherbert or rainbow sherbet at home!
When I was growing up my parents would buy those small containers of rainbow sherbert, and I didn’t understand why you couldn’t buy it in those gallon containers like you could neapolitan or fudge ripple. To be honest, I still don’t understand. Do others not want to have it more than one night? Seriously, if you break out that container and share it among your family of 4, it’s gone. Totally not worth even buying to share. So, I buy it for myself, and hide it in the back of the freezer. Do not act like you didn’t do the same thing with your (fill in the blank)!
However, I usually feel guilty for hiding it away, when I’m not the only one in our home that loves it. So my solution, besides buy several containers at once, is to make my own.
Who knew you could make it, and fairly simple too. I mean, no it’s not as quick as regular ice cream to make. You do have to add a few extra steps, unless you didn’t want the trio. If you only wanted one flavor, it would be as simple as regular ice cream! I actually want to make just the orange, because that was always my favorite when I was a kid.
So to make this, you’ll create one base, freeze it, and then separate it into three equal portions, mix in your flavors, and then layer, dollop, or whatever to get them frozen together, to make them all pretty together. Or freeze them separately…it’s totally up to you!
When I told Zack that I was going to make rainbow sherbert he questioned how I could make it. I guess, like many of us assume, that it’s something a little bit different than ice cream. However it’s really not all that much different. Sherbert or sherbet is made with fruit juice that’s been added to milk, cream, eggs, or gelatin. Sounds a lot like ice cream, huh? Yea, it really ice. So, you can totally make so many different flavors of sherbert at home with an ice cream maker.
Is this no churn? No. I made a ton of no churn ice creams over the years. I even bought an ice cream maker that you freeze the canister to make ice cream quicker. But y’all, nothing beats the original ice cream maker. You know the one you grew up with, the metal cylinder, with the motor mounted on top..ice and rock salt around the outside, to freeze the mixture. If you want to make ice cream at home, break down and get one. You can get them for $30, and they yield more ice cream than no churns or the small frozen canister. You can also have ice cream, perfectly frozen and creamy in 30 to 45 minutes. In our home ice cream isn’t just a spring and summer treat, so we get use of the ice cream maker year round. The first month I bought it, I literally made 5 different kinds of ice cream! This rainbow sherbert was one of those. Enjoy!