Joseph Fielding Smith’s Favorite Sherbet

This was your great grandfather’s favorite sherbet.  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.) 

Krispie Ice-Cream Dessert

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“Family is not an important thing, it’s everything.” –Michael J. Fox

  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 3/4 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1/2 gallon softened vanilla ice cream
  • favorite ice cream topping, optional

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a large bowl, mix softened butter, brown sugar and Rice Krispies cereal together.
  2. Spread 1/2 of the Rice Krispies mixture evenly on the bottom of a greased 9×13 pan.
  3. Smash a layer of vanilla ice cream over the top of Rice Krispie layer until evenly distributed and as flat as possible.
  4. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 of the Rice Krispies mixture over the top of ice cream layer.
  5. Freeze until set up and ready to serve.
  6. When ready to serve, remove from freezer and cut into squares. You can serve it topped with your favorite ice cream flavors or just as is. Either way is delicious!

Jello Creamy Chocolate Pudding Pops

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  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 1 package (4 oz serving size) Jello Chocolate Flavor Instant Pudding & Pie Filling
  • 1 cup thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping

Pour cold milk into medium bowl.  Add pudding mix.  Beat with wire whisk 1 minute.  Stir in whipped topping.

Spoon into 5-oz paper cups (or those plastic popsicle molds).  Insert pop stick into each cup for a handle.  Freeze five hours or overnight until firm.  Place bottom of cups under warm running water for 15 seconds.  Press firmly on bottoms of cups to release pops.  Do not twist or pull pop sticks.