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

Definition of sorbet

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

Examples of sorbet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One item, intended to be a post-meal palate cleanser, straddles the line between food and drink: the Scorppino ($14), a traditional Italian creation that’s essentially a boozy, drinkable glass of lemon sorbet. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, 16 May 2022 Lenny Kravitz, in leather and lace, Paloma Elsesser in a white Coach number, and Evan Mock in ice cream tones and a white neck ruff by Head of State, like a sorbet Little Lord Fauntleroy, came close. New York Times, 3 May 2022 For dessert, the chef served a Valencia lemon sorbet with raw boba-bean praline. Julia Zaltzman, Robb Report, 3 May 2022 In 2011, the company opened a 35,000-square-foot factory with a warehouse that can hold 36 million scoops of ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and sorbet. Marc Bona, cleveland, 9 Mar. 2022 She’s currently working on one inspired by galub jamun, the sweet, doughnut-like Indian dessert, and a curry leaf sorbet with fresh ginger. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 Mar. 2022 One of them is haiku for a brilliant dessert featuring milk sorbet in a strawberry tuile garnished with herby nepitella blossoms. Washington Post, 6 Oct. 2021 The herbal, slightly bitter liqueur also helps keep the sorbet from getting icy. Sunset Magazine, 22 Dec. 2021 Hand-squeeze fresh blood orange juice to make a sorbet with bittersweet chocolate chunks mixed in, or go the savory route with our recipe for blood orange lemongrass chicken. Sunset Magazine, 22 Dec. 2021 See More

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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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Last Updated

19 May 2022

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“Sorbet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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