sor·​bet | \ sȯr-ˈbā also ˈsȯr-bət How to pronounce sorbet (audio) \

Definition of sorbet

: a usually fruit-flavored ice served as a dessert or between courses as a palate refresher

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Finish with sorbets, gluten-free vanilla cheesecake with oat-almond crust or a signature S’mores ice cream sandwich with double chocolate chunk ice cream and toasted marshmallow (yes, please). Michael Mayo,, "8 picks for great meal deals during Fort Lauderdale restaurant months," 31 July 2019 Orange moon ice cream Orange ice cream – not sorbet – combines with marshmallows and chocolate cookie pieces in this limited edition flavor from Velvet Ice Creams. Jackie Borchardt,, "Pickle juice popsicles and Skyline Chili tater tots are a thing at the Ohio State Fair," 25 July 2019 Rum infiltrates sorbet, too, including one stained red from sorrel, the flowers brewed with cinnamon and cloves. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "Celebrating America, Scoop by Frosty Scoop," 2 July 2019 Diners should finish with the signature warm butter cake, but other choices include cheesecake or mango sorbet with blackberries. Michael Mayo,, "8 picks for great meal deals during Fort Lauderdale restaurant months," 31 July 2019 Red Wine Sorvino: Intense strawberry and jam flavors of Cannon River’s GoGo Red wine are complemented by a dollop of sweet and tart housemade berry sorbet gelato. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, "Minnesota State Fair announces new beers, drinks for this year," 29 July 2019 The selection at Frost also includes handmade dairy-free sorbets in flavors such as strawberry & champagne and limoncello. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Put these 10 frozen desserts on your Phoenix summer bucket list," 26 July 2019 This is perfect for recipes that need minimal liquid, like hummus or sorbet. Braelyn Wood,, "This $27 Blender Is my Holy-Grail Kitchen Gadget For Healthy Eating," 25 July 2019 Desserts included a limoncello semifreddo — a sort of frozen mousse — beautifully arranged with blackberries, strawberries, and a deep-purple berry sorbet nestled in a tuile-like crisp cookie cup. Rand Richards Cooper,, "The Federal, Agawam," 25 June 2019

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First Known Use of sorbet

1864, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sorbet

French, from Middle French, sweetened fruit juice, from Old Italian sorbetto, from Turkish şerbet — more at sherbet

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English Language Learners Definition of sorbet

: a frozen sweet dessert that is made usually from fruit or fruit juices

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