Thursday, August 18, 2011

Spiced Lemon Kool-Aid Sherbet

Yup, I've got another spiced up recipe to share with you. This time, it's a Lemon Sherbet with ginger and cardamom to kick things up. But, there are NO lemons in this. Say what???!!! All the lemon flavor comes from . . . lemon Kool-Aid. Believe it or not, those little packets you see in the juice aisle aren't just for drinking anymore.

Don't get me wrong, I love fresh lemons and am more than willing to use them in recipes. But, sometimes they just aren't on sale. So, I came up with this nice alternative and was totally pleased to find out that it worked so well. Just add a little to some milk, spice it up as you please, and churn baby churn in your ice cream maker. Then, voila! You've got yourself one delicious batch of Lemon Sherbet that's sure to please this summer.

Lemon Ginger Kool-Aid Sherbet (created by Lisa of Sweet as Sugar Cookies)

2 c. milk (I used skim, but use whatever you like)
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. no-sugar added lemon Kool-Aid powder
1 - 1 1/2 tsp. ginger powder
1/4 tsp. ground cardamom
1/2 tsp. gelatin

Sprinkle the gelatin over 2 Tbsp. of the milk and let stand 5 min. Combine the rest of the milk with the other ingredients. Add the gelatin milk mixture back in and whisk to combine. Pour into your ice cream maker and churn according to manufacturer's instructions. Scoop into a freezer safe covered container and put in the freezer for several hours.