Pumpkin Sherbet

All the flavors you love about pumpkin pie, only frozen!

It may be October, but we’ve been having some hot weather the past few days here in New York. I’m not quite ready to put my ice cream maker away just yet. I recently tried the pumpkin ice cream from Trader Joe’s and it was so delightful I wanted to see if I could recreate it, without all the fat. This sherbet is creamy and perfectly spiced, made with milk, pumpkin puree, and spices. If you live in an area with warm weather, this frozen treat will at least give you a little taste of fall.

Pumpkin Sherbet
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 5 • Serving Size: 1/2 cup • Old Points: 3 pts • Points+: 4 pts
Calories: 153.1 • Fat: 1.2 g • Protein: 4.1 g • Carb: 31 g • Fiber: 0.7 g • Sugar: 29.1 g
Sodium: 164.7

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cups 1% milk
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (or canned pumpkin)
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch of clove
  • pinch of salt

Directions:

In a saucepan, combine milk, sugar, pumpkin, and heat over medium heat. Bring to a full boil while whisking, then reduce heat to low, and simmer for thirty seconds.

Remove from the heat, and add the vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and clove, and stir.

Transfer the mixture to a bowl, and chill in the refrigerator until cold, about an hour.  When chilled, freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Makes 2 3/4 cups.