- a frozen fruit-flavored mixture, similar to an ice, but with milk, egg white, or gelatin added.
- British. a drink made of sweetened fruit juice diluted with water and ice.
- a frozen fruit or vegetable purée, served either between courses to cleanse the palate or as a dessert.
Origin of sherbet
Examples from the Web for sherbet
Contemporary Examples of sherbet
But the beauty of it is that it has the best qualities of both desserts: creamy like a sherbet, refreshing like a sorbet.What to Eat
August 11, 2009
Historical Examples of sherbet
"Impossible," he said, dabbing at sherbet spots on his trousers.A Fine Fix
R. C. Noll
And now do you suppose I can get you a cup of coffee or a sherbet?Jewel Weed
Alice Ames Winter
Syrup, shrub, and sherbet, all originate from the same word.A Handbook of the English Language
Robert Gordon Latham
Their best drink was "coffa" and sherbet, which is only honey and water.Captain John Smith
Charles Dudley Warner
We will have a sherbet together, and after that we will eat.Tales of Folk and Fairies
- a fruit-flavoured slightly effervescent powder, eaten as a sweet or used to make a drinklemon sherbet
- US and Canadian a water ice made from fruit juice, egg whites, milk, etcAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): sorbet
- Australian slang beer
- a cooling Oriental drink of sweetened fruit juice
- Southern African informal a euphemistic word for shit taboo