So I’ve been wondering for a long time now: What’s the difference between a sorbet and a sherbet? Did some googling and wikipedia-ing, and here’s what I found out.
Sorbet (pronounced sor-bay) is an iced dessert known for its intense flavours. It does not contain milk or cream.
Sherbet (sure-bert), as a word, has more meanings. For example, in the UK, it can refer to that powdered candy that crackles and pops. But as a dessert, it differs from sorbet only in that it contains milk or other fats. As a result, sherbets are creamy, while sorbets are granular (usually very fine, but still granular).
In any case, I love sorbets. And sherbets.