Homemade Creamy, Fruity Amish Sherbet (Easy)

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Another recipe that I brought home from my time spent in Amish country. A favorite of my host's "kinder", (children) and her father. A colorful addition to your Easter table or for summertime cookouts. So fruity and refreshing after a heavy meal. You can easily make any flavor you wish... orange, lemon, lime, strawberry. In this case, I used raspberry. Just match up your Jello flavor with the extract.

For a large group, she makes batches of raspberry, lemon and orange. Then, when they are nearly set, layers in a bowl.

Prep time does not include time in freezer.

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10 Min
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  • 1
    3 oz. package raspberry, orange, lemon, lime or strawberry jello
  • 1
    cup boiling water
  • 1 1/4
    cup sugar
  • 3
    cups half & half
  • ·
    pinch of salt
  • 2
    tb. lemon juice
  • 1
    tsp. extract matching your jello flavor, raspberry, orange, lemon, lime, strawberry

  • ·
    mix in by hand after using electric mixer: grated orange, lemon or lime peel, a handful of chopped raspberries or strawberries, etc. have fun creating your own combinations.

How to Make Homemade Creamy, Fruity Amish Sherbet (Easy)


  1. Dissolve gelatin in hot water. Then, add sugar and stir for one minute. Add the rest of the ingredients mixing thoroughly.
  2. Cover and place in freezer until frozen 1/2 inch thick. (In my freezer, this takes about 5 hours.) Then, beat thoroughly with an electric mixer and return to the freezer, covered, overnight until set.
  3. I used raspberry Jello and raspberry extract. You can make any flavor you wish, orange, lemon, lime, strawberry... just match the extract to the Jello flavor.
  4. So smooth and creamy. Scoops beautifully for cones or dishes.

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