Strawberry Cheesecake Sherbet

You gotta love Canadians. In what other country do people head outdoors wearing short-shorts and flip-flops, with their lily-white legs exposed for all the world to see, the moment the mercury rises above 12 ÂșC? Spring fever is raging here in Western Canada as we enjoy unseasonably warm weather and plenty of sunshine. Although I haven’t pulled out my summer wardrobe just yet, I have been thinking a lot about two of my favourite hot weather pleasures – fresh fruit and frozen treats. It’s still early for strawberries (very early) but my corner market has stacks of them on display. Priced at two pounds for $5.00, I couldn’t resist.

Strawberries picked this early in the season are going to need a little extra love. Adding sugar will enhance their flavour, as will lemon juice, and a bit of vanilla.

It’s a good idea to pull ice cream or sherbet from the freezer 10-15 minutes before serving. Coldness suppresses sweetness, so that slight rise in temperature can go a long way towards maximizing flavour.

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  1. I love your pictures and recipes, they are mouth watering. Would love for you to share them with us at We are new but at we are not photography snobs, we are just foodies.

    • Thank you so much! I’m on my way over to check out your site now. :-)

  2. Yes we are definitely Canadian.

    • Go Canucks! :-)

      I wonder if the same thing happens in other countries that are as far north as we are. Do the Swedes run around in their shorts at the first sign of Spring?


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