Definition of "sorbet" [sor•bet]

  • A frozen dessert similar to a frappé, usually made from fruit juice and having a mushy consistency. (noun)

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Use "sorbet" in a sentence
  • "This kind of preparation was first refined in 17th-century Italy, which gave us the term sorbet via sorbetto from the Arabic sharab, or “syrup”."
  • "The sorbet is simple, with just three ingredients: pineapple, sugar and water."
  • "The goal of most ice cream and sorbet is to have a smooth and creamy texture, which would be ruined by the presence of large ice crystals."