Sipple Stories

Pictures & stories of my Grandparents Joy & Adda Rockwell Sipple, their family and their ancestors.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Cranberry Sherbet

The following was written and posted on the Reher blog by Jerri's son Phil. He thinks of it as a Reher tradition since he learned this from his Grammy Juleen. Of course she got it from her Mother, Adda Sipple, so it's the Sipple side that actually started the tradition.

We eat this WITH our meal, like a salad. It helps to put the sherbet dishes in the freezer the day before so they are cold and to dish them up that morning so they are all ready to put out when you sit down to eat. Of course it's good for dessert too.

Phil wrote:

Cranberry Sherbert

One of my favorite Reher family traditions is Cranberry Sherbert -- that's right, we say Sherbert not Sherbet. Not sure why. We just do. We prefer two R's where possible, like Reher. Despite being an icy dessert, the Rehers eat Cranberry Sherbert twice every winter: Thanksgiving and Christmas. According to my recipe card, the tradition was passed down from Great-grandma Adda Rockwell Sipple.

6 cups water
4 cups sugar
1 package (3-4 cups) cranberries
4 Lemons
4 Egg Whites

Stew (almost boil) water, sugar, cranberries until all berries pop.
Strain, smashing to get some pulp but mostly juice.
Discard solid. Keep the Juice.
Add juice from 4 lemons.
Mix in 4 beaten egg whites (foam will stay on top).
When semi-hard, take out and beat. Then re-freeze.
(If frozen, let partially thaw and beat)



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