Sorbet vs. Sherbet

By Jaxson

  • Sorbet

    Sorbet (/sɔʁ.bɛ/) or sherbet is a frozen dessert made from sugar-sweetened water with flavoring – typically fruit juice, fruit purée, wine, liqueur or honey. The terminology is not settled, but generally sorbets do not contain dairy ingredients, while sherbets do.

  • Sorbet (noun)

    Frozen fruit juice, sometimes mixed with egg whites, used as dessert or between courses of a meal.

    “After dinner we had an orange sorbet that was very refreshing.”

  • Sherbet (noun)

    A food of frozen fruit juice with a dairy product such as milk added; a sorbet with dairy ingredients.

  • Sherbet (noun)

    An effervescent powder made of bicarbonate of soda, sugar and flavourings, intended to be eaten alone or mixed with water to make a drink.

  • Sherbet (noun)

    A traditional West and South Asian sweet drink prepared from fruits or flower petals.

  • Sherbet (noun)

    An alcoholic drink, especially beer.


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