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
Looking to save some time when preparing for a party? Throw together this creamy crowd-pleaser and freeze it a day or two before the event. "The combination of raspberry and chocolate in this dessert is delightful, but it's also good made with lime sherbet, vanilla sandwich cookies and walnuts," suggests Donna Carper of South Jordan, Utah.
Melon lovers are sure to enjoy this frosty dessert. A dish of the sherbet is a refreshing ending to a light lunch or dinner during the summer. It's also a great way to use up overripe cantaloupe.
Mary Dixson of Decatur, Alabama
Here’s a fun way to serve some refreshing sherbet and a bit of fruit. I like assembling this cute piglet—who’s splashing around in a chocolate “mud puddle”—as a dessert or as a snack for me and my friends.—Sara Martin, Brookfield, Wisconsin
"This refreshing summer dessert was served at a baby shower I attended," writes Shirley Colvin of Tremonton, Utah. "It was so delicious I asked the hostess to share her secret. I couldn't believe it was made with only three ingredients, and was low-fat as a bonus."
Icy chunks of fruit add color and interest to this pretty pink alternative to ice cream. "My family and I love this dessert because it's not too sweet and it's so refreshing," explains Robyn Jessop of North Ogden, Utah.