OMG! Your pics made me salivate! I too love cranberries and cherish that call for them. I enjoy dried cranberries in my morning oatmeal every day. Now I MUST get an ice cream maker so that I can make this. If only I could spoon some of my PC screen!!
This reminds me so much of my family’s Thanksgiving! Every year we make cranberry ice, which is basically like a cranberry granita if you want to get fancy. It is the easiest thing ever to make but it will always remind me of home! It’s basically just cranberry jelly from a can and orange juice that you mix up and freeze and then every so often scrape as it freezes until you get a kind of slushy ice consistency. It is amazing!
i’ve been making alot of sorbets/sherbets lately, and have been using a stickblender to do it. once before it goes in the freezer, and then once or twice as it freezes. it works great. i don’t like the idea of buying an appliance (ice cream maker) that has only one use.
Hey Seth, I usually do not like unitaskers (I don’t even have a toaster) but I love my ice cream maker and haven’t found any method of producing ice cream that creates such fantastic results. Thanks for sharing the tip on the immersion blender, that is great for people without ice cream makers who happen to have immersion blenders!
This really is a great idea for a lighter note at Thanksgiving. I will be doing my first solo Thanksgiving this year (meaning no parents or grandparents to help – just kids – yikes!) and this seems just right with some prosecco after dinner… and before we sneak back into the leftovers. Thanks!
funny that you should mention cranberries and vanilla because we were trying to make a cranberry sauce which called for port and orange juice and we had only one orange so we subbed in some Galliano vanilla liqeuer for the port and half a bottle of blood orange italian soda for the juice and the results were divine. Who knew vanilla and cranberries could go together? We thought we’d invented the best cranberry sauce ever. Can’t wait to try it with duck.
Thanks for responding so quickly. I have been on the fence about getting an ice cream maker. My problem is that I love kitchen gadgets but am running out of kitchen space. X-mas is around the corner. Thanks again. -Tien