Sherbet Float – This is a twist on a classic summer drink. It can be made in less than 5 minutes and is sweet and fruity.
Sherbet, Sherbert or Sorbet?
I think the most confusing part of this recipe is the words used to describe the ingredients!
When I was in elementary school we were served that fruity, ice cream like dessert called sherbert.
Or so I thought.
It wasn’t until my high school years that I realized that there was indeed, NOT an extra R in the word and was actually pronounced, sher-bet not sher-bert.
It blew my adolescent mind. One of those tiny, “everything I know about food is a lie” moments that seemed super dramatic at the time. Ya know, high school stuff.
So, what IS the difference between sherbet, sherbert and sorbet?
Well, sherbet and sherbert are actually the same thing. My impression is that sherbet is that sherbet is the most widely accepted spelling and pronunciation. But, sherbert is considered ok.
The difference between sorbet, sherbet and ice cream is actually in the dairy content:
- Sorbet – No dairy
- Sherbet – Some dairy
- Ice Cream – Mostly dairy
Though ice cream is one of my favorite treats on the planet, I will not discriminate against sherbet or sorbet! It’s all yummy!
I rediscovered my elementary school love for sherbet a few weeks ago. One night I was going to make myself a root beer float only to find out that there was no vanilla ice cream to be found. Much to my surprise, I found some long forgotten rainbow sherbet and lemon-lime soda.
And the Sherbet Float was born.
You could use any kind of sherbet for this. Lemon, lime, pineapple, or orange. The rainbow stuff is my fave right now.
Just a heads up: This drink isn’t made for Instagram. Once you pour the soda over it the colors start to mix. You can imagine what that does right? I’ll show ya:
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