A Gardener’s Treat for a Very Hot Day-Buttermilk Sherbet

This recipe comes from my great-grandmother-Annie Laura Whitney Hornsby- who lived in Natchez, Mississippi from 1880 till 1947. Those were the days of many layers of clothing. Mercy! It must have gotten warm. Since we are now entering hot and muggy days ourselves, I am going to make this sherbet. It is easy and delicious and although nothing comes from the garden it’s a hard-working gardener’s treat. The flavor is citrusy, not too sweet, and the color is peachy with the red specks of the chopped cherries.

The juice of 1 and 1/2 oranges
The juice of 1 and 1/2 lemons
1/2 cup of chopped maraschino cherries
1 cup buttermilk
1 small can crushed pineapple

Add pineapple and cherries to the juices. Mix well and add the buttermilk. Freeze until mushy. Whip one egg white or gelatin then fold in. Freeze till frozen. Break it up with a fork again and put back in the freezer to get hard again. Enjoy!

It is good in a meringue shell, if you’d like to dress it up for guests.

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