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Strawberry Sherbet

Very refreshing and only 112 calories per serving!!!
PREP TIME:  20 minutes

2 cups chopped fresh or frozen strawberries, divided

1/2 cup sugar

2-1/2 cups nonfat or low-fat buttermilk

1/2 cup half-and-half

2 teaspoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pinch of salt

  1. Sprinkle sugar over 1 cup berries in a small bowl and let sit, stirring occasionally until the sugar has begun to dissolve, about 10 minutes.  Transfer the berry mixture to a food processor or blender and process until smooth; set aside.
  2. Combine buttermilk, half-and-half, lemon juice, vanilla and salt in a medium bowl.  Press the strawberry mixture through a fine mesh sieve into the bowl; stir, cover and chill for at least 2 hours or up to 1 day.
  3. Whisk the sherbet mixture and pour into the ice cream canister.  Follow manufacturer's instructions for making sherbet.  During the last 5 minutes of freezing, add the remaining 1 cup chopped berries.  If necessary, place the sherbet in the freezer to firm up before serving.  If the sherbet becomes too frozen, soften in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before scooping.