Friday, June 17, 2011

Sherbert vs. sorbet ...

The heat of summer is sending me to the freezer for yummy frozen treats more often, and I keep thinking of that age-old question that many dessert-lovers ask: "What is the difference between sorbet and sherbert?"

Lime sorbet is a refreshing summer treat.

Sorbet and sherbert are very similar, both are made with puréed fruits, sugar, and water. The difference comes with the addition of milk, gelatin, or egg whites in sherbert. Sorbets never have dairy products, so they are a perfect treat for individuals who are lactose intolerant.

Aunt Theresa's Green Sherbert Punch

My staple, go-to drink recipe for spring and summer wedding and baby showers is Green Sherbert Punch. I'm not sure why I only serve it at festive 'ladies only' occasions. I may have to reduce the recipe and start making it for my own enjoyment. Okay, I'll share with hubby, too. Come to think of it, has any man ever tasted this drink? Just wondering ...

I think lime sorbet could be easily substituted for the sherbert, if you prefer.



2 46 oz cans pineapple juice
2 6 oz cans frozen limeade
2 quarts ginger ale
2 quarts lime sherbert
1 bottle of cherries (red or green)
Sliced lemons and limes (optional)

Chill pineapple juice. Prepare limeade according to directions, mix with pineapple juice. Add ginger ale. Taste. Sugar may be added (if a sweeter drink is desired.) Spoon sherbert into punch. Garnish with cherries and thinly sliced lemons and limes.



Krystina said...

This is going to be perfect for the summertime! Muchisimas gracias!

Anonymous said...

How many does this recipe serve? What size serving?

Alamodeus said...

Using 6 ounce servings, the recipe will serve about 25-30 people. Enjoy!

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