Sherbet (by hypercorrection, often pronounced and even occasionally spelled sherbert in American English) is a frozen dessert made from iced sweetened fruit juice or puree. Sherbets usually have more ingredients, such as milk, egg whites, or gelatin, than sorbets, which are generally made from iced fruit puree and other ingredients. Sherbet in the United States must have a milkfat content between 1% and 2%, and a slightly higher sweetener content than ice cream; else, it must be sold as ice cream if the fat content is higher or sweetener content lower, ice milk if milk or sweetener content is lower, or as sorbet if no milk is present at all.
A refreshing drink, common in the East, made of the juice of some fruit, diluted, sweetened, and flavored in various ways; as, orange sherbet; lemon sherbet; raspberry sherbet, etc.
A flavored water ice.
A preparation of bicarbonate of soda, tartaric acid, sugar, etc., variously flavored, for making an effervescing drink; -- called also sherbet powder.
A smooth frozen ice flavored with fruit and sugar or with a mixture of fruit, sugar, and milk or cream. Back to the top
A frozen dessert made with fruit juice, sugar, water, and some milk or cream. It is not as smooth as ice cream, nor as granular as sorbet.
an ice containing milk
a mixture of fruit juice, water and sugar frozen like ice cream
powdered, fruit flavored candy
A drink of watered fruit juice and sugar.
A frozen dessert made from milk, fruit or fruit juice, sugars, and stabilizers.
a frozen sweet made with fruit juice that originated in the Middle East almost before recorded history.
Sherbet (from Urdu language word SharbatJohn T. Platts. http://dsal.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/philologic/getobject.pl?p.4:124.platts A Dictionary of Urdu, Classical Hindi, and English, 0710 Ø´Ø±Ø¨Øª ) (British and American English) or Sherbert (Australian English and New Zealand English, also a variant used in American English) historically was a cool effervescent or iced fruit soft drink. The meaning, spelling and pronunciation has fractured between three English-speaking countries.