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sorbet

Pronunciation: [sor-BAY]

Categories: Sorbet

French for "sherbet," which Italians call sorbetto. Sorbet is sometimes distinguished from sherbet by the fact that it never contains milk. It's also often a softer consistency than sherbet. Savory or lightly sweetened sorbets are often served either as a palate refresher between courses or as dessert. They're sometimes also called ices or granitas, though both of these mixtures are generally more granular in texture than a sorbet.