Joseph Fielding Smith’s Favorite Sherbet

This was your great grandfather’s favorite sherbet.  No, I have never made it, but maybe someday you will make it on a hot summer’s day and invite me over to taste it.  This recipe is from his daughter, Grandpa’s sister Amelia, who was married to Bruce R. McConkie.  I remember your Grandpa Smith telling me that his favorite ice-cream was green pineapple sherbet and it was probably because of this recipe he ate as a child.

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2 1/2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 quarts water
1 pint whipping cream
1 quarts milk
Juice of 3 oranges
Juice of 1 lemons
1 8-ounce can crushed pineapple and juice
1 1/2 or 2 bananas, mashed

In a large saucepan combine sugar, salt, cornstarch, and water. Cook till clear, then cool. Add whipping cream and milk. Add orange juice and lemon juice, crushed pineapple, and mashed bananas. Pour into 6 quart ice cream freezer and freeze according to freezer directions.

Source: Amelia Smith McConkie, daughter of President Joseph Fielding Smith.
(Lion House Desserts, [Salt Lake City: Eagle Gate, 2000], p. 56.) 

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