Did you ever order rainbow sherbet as a kid? I know I did, but mainly because someone had the genius idea to name a food rainbow. I remember it tasted fruity and creamy, but not as rich as ice cream. Then I encountered sorbets and got confused — were they really just the same kind of fruity frozen dessert?
The names sorbet and sherbet have been used interchangeably to some extent over the years, but there are distinguishing differences between the two, so let's demystify them now.