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Sorbet is a semi-frozen, dairy-free ice water dish with a smooth texture.
It can be served as a dessert or as a small dish to freshen people’s taste buds between courses.
It is made from a sugar syrup flavoured with either fruit purée or fruit juice. It may be sweetened with finely granulated or powdered sugar.
Sorbet is made in the same kind of machine as ice cream is. The machine both adds air, and freezes the mixture. Then, it is frozen.
If served as a dessert, Sorbet is often served with cookies or wafers, or garnished with fruit, mint leaves, etc.
The Italian name, “sorbetto”, comes from the Italian verb “Sorbire”, meaning “to sip.” The “etto” suffix in Italian is a diminuitive one, so, a “little drink”