Sorbet vs. Sherbet


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.

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Author: lichone

Ethics by Enid Blyton; physique by deep-fried things. I think we all have an instinct to tell stories and to build things and relationships,

4 thoughts on “Sorbet vs. Sherbet”

  1. When I make sorbet(even with a small amount of cream) in an ice cream maker, and then freeze it is so rock solid that it must sit out for 30 minutes before one is able to eat it. Is there any solution to this problem.
    Thank you, Richard White

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