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Sears Repair Services & Woodchuck Draft Cider Sorbet

July 8, 2011

Why haven’t they called? Why hasn’t he shown up? He repaired the major issue last week & now just has to replace the damaged freezer gasket. Where is he? Why hasn’t he called? I have things to do, places to go, people to see.

Are all repair services like this? Does this happen to anyone else? Come on, Dude, get here already! Stupid, stupid, stupid freezer gasket!

Woodchuck Draft Cider Sorbet

I found this last year on Elle’s New England Kitchen & she just republished it. Yum!

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Her recipe directly from her site including photo:

Ingredients:

  • 2 (12 oz) bottles of ice cold Woodchuck Cider
  • 2 tbsp sugar (If you’ve got superfine or castor sugar, it’s especially good here for dissolving quickly.)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Instructions:

  1. -In a medium bowl, whisk the cider, sugar and lemon juice.
    NOTE: When you add the sugar to the cider, it’ll foam up a bit. Don’t worry, it won’t turn into Bob the Blob and take over your kitchen. Though, that may be kinda fun, yes? He’s cute!
  2. -Whisk all of this until the sugar is completely dissolved. Taste at this point to see if you need to adjust the sweetness.
  3. -If you don’t think it’s cold enough, refrigerate it for a couple of hours. If it’s nice and cold, go ahead and freeze according to manufacturers instructions for your ice cream maker.

This took 35-40 minutes to get really good and sorbet-ish in my ice cream maker.

*Transfer sorbet to a container with a tight fitting lid, and pop it in the freezer to firm up a bit more. As with any homemade frozen dessert like this or ice cream, it’ll need that extra time to set, or it’ll be like soft serve ice cream.

If you don’t have an ice cream maker, just whisk it all together, pour it into a shallow container and freeze. After it’s frozen, break it up into chunks and toss them into the food processor or blender till it’s smooth-but work quickly to prevent too much melting.

Store any leftovers in a container in the freezer.

This is so cold and refreshing–and more importantly, mouthwatering!
It’s a great light dessert after a cookout, while sitting on the deck and chilling out.
Super easy to make, so make a lot and have a party! But please do keep in mind that it has alcohol in it. So be aware and remember the saying: friends don’t let friends have too much sorbet and drive. 😉

By the by, the Sears guy finally made it, days late! Not his fault – Sears central command does the scheduling, & I don’t think they are based in the US. He did a fine job & was a very nice guy.

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