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Sorbet-Find your new favorite treat


Now, if you are looking for something light and refreshing, try some sorbet – you will not be disappointed, and you just might find a new favorite treat!

Sorbet is a frozen dessert made from sweetened water with flavoring, typically fruit juice or fruit purée, wine, and/or liqueur. The word “sorbet” is possibly derived from the Italian verb “sorbire” (to imbibe). However, the root is present in such Indo-European languages as Greek and Persian for example. The English word “sherbet” entered English directly from the Turkish in the early 17th century.

Sorbet is often confused with Italian ice and often taken to be the same as sherbet. Sorbets/sherbets may also contain alcohol, which lowers the freezing temperature, resulting in softer texture. In the UK and Australia, sherbet refers to a fizzy powder, and only the term sorbet would be used.