Cool and refreshing dessert

As I sit here, I am pondering which quick dessert to prepare when it’s too hot to bake and it’s too hot to do much of anything (sounds like a country song). A cool refreshing, no fuss dessert to serve when company pops in unexpectedly or when it’s just too hot to bake is sherbet. Simply, take a dotted bowl or goblet and add 2-3 scoops of raspberry (fat free) sherbet.
It’s cool, refreshing and a taste that you normally don’t add daily to your palate.

For later in the afternoon or early evening, an alternative to the simple dish of sherbet is the raspberry smoothie. The smoothie requires a little more effort and a few more ingredients.

For the smoothie (per person), in a blender combine 4 scoops of raspberry fat free sherbet, 1/4 cup 2% milk, 1/2 teaspoon extra strength vanilla (regular vanilla, use 1 teaspoon), and 2 oz. of frozen raspberries (defrosted-takes about 30 seconds in the microwave). Combine all in a blender or smoothie machine and pour into long stem goblets with long colored spoons if available.
I like using my dotted goblets but any wine or champagne goblet will work.
Voila, a refreshing and cool dessert!

My favorite smoothie is a peach one. To prepare the peach smoothie, I follow the same instructions but instead of the raspberry products, I use peach fat free sherbet and 3-4 slices of frozen peaches defrosted.

These are just a couple ways to stay cool, entertain, and still have delicious desserts during this hot weather.

Bon Appetite!

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