Sherbet vs sorbet

Color me confused when Carol was going over my Troll Punch recipe and had me change the ingredient of lime sorbet to lime sherbet.

I had ALWAYS thought that sorbet was the French way of saying the spelled word sherbet (pronounced sure-Bert – like I say to my husband ALL of the time). I figured it was just our Americanized mispronunciation with a Texas twang.

I learned something new today. Sorbet has no cream – it is just a frozen fruit puree where sherbet (spelled without the extra R) has as much as 3% dairy – but no more – because anything above 3% dairy would actually be considered ice cream.

Personally I find it very rewarding to be adding to my knowledge base – and yet – the whole things makes me super hungry!!!

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