This recipe was handwritten in a booklet that came with my family's first refrigerator in the early 1940s. I was very young at the time, but I can still remember the iceman delivering huge blocks of ice. Since finding the booklet among my mother's things, I make this refreshing dessert often.
-Maribelle Culver, Grand Rapids, Michigan
"When my mother-in-law first served this torte, I thought it was the prettiest dessert I ever saw," recalls Betty Tabb of Mifflintown, Pennsylvania. "Not only does it keep well in the freezer, but different flavors of sherbet can be used to reflect the colors of the season."
Talk about a dessert that pops. Sometimes, I make this easy cake even more eye-catching by coloring the whipped cream, too. Use whatever sherbet flavor combination you like. —Bonnie Hawkins, Elkhorn, Wisconsin
Meet the Cook: When mealtime rolls around, my husband and our two teenagers are never sure what's in store - lots of my cooking is "trial and error", and I love trying out new things. Luckily, my family doesn't mind being my guinea pigs!
This recipe, however, actually originated with one of the boys. It was published in his Sunday school paper about 10 years ago. First-time tasters comment on how light it is...and say they can't believe it's made with cranberries.
-Heather Clement, Indian River, Ontario
From Mankato, Kansas, Barbara Thomas shares this frozen dessert that's an attractive change of pace from ice cream cakes. Scoops of pineapple, raspberry and lime sherbet top a crunchy crust of crisp rice cereal.
To whip up this pretty pink sherbet studded with dark, sweet cherries, you’ll need an ice-cream maker and a total of only four ingredients! Or try with sliced peaches and peach soda. Thanks to Helen Humble of Longview, Texas for the recipe.