There is a fantastic ice cream and sandwich shop near where I grew up. It is called Ideal Dairy and it is in Richfield, Utah. If you are every passing through Richfield, you really must stop. It’s right there on main street and the food and homemade ice cream are AMAZING!
When I go back home for visit’s I make sure I get there at least once, and while everything is delicious, I have two favorites that I always get. One is called the ideal slush. It is fruity flavored slush in the bottom of a cup with soft serve ice cream on top. The other is soft serve sherbet mixed with buttermilk, like a milkshake. IT IS SOOO GOOD! It takes on a tart yogurt-y flavor…hence the name Yobert.
If you are a sherbet lover, or a frozen yogurt lover, you must try this simple recipe.
All you need is a cup or two of your favorite flavor of sherbet and a few splashes of buttermilk. Don’t knock it ’til you try it.
My favorite flavors are orange and raspberry.
- 1-2 cups of the sherbet of your choice
- Butter milk (the amount will vary on your personal taste) I use 1½ cups sherbet and about ¼-1/3 cup buttermilk.
- In a heavy duty blender add sherbet and buttermilk, start with a tablespoon or two of buttermilk and add more until it reaches the tartness you prefer. Like I mentioned above, I use about ¼-1/3 cup buttermilk per cup and a half of sherbet.
- Blend until smooth. It should be the consistency of a thick milk shake.
- **If you are like me and do not have a heavy duty blender like a Vita-mix or Blend-tec, just mix briskly by hand (in a deep cup) until the buttermilk is incorporated and the sherbet is smooth. Or an emulsion blender in a deep cup or bowl works well too.
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