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15 Refreshing Sherbet and Sorbet Recipes

Ice cream is wonderful, but don't overlook its lighter cousins, sherbet and sorbet! These fruitier concoctions can definitely satisfy your need for something cold and sweet.

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Watermelon SorbetTaste of Home

Watermelon Sorbet

Summertime and watermelon go hand in hand. My melon sorbet is fresh, fruity and without the gluten and eggs you get in many other frozen desserts. —Rachel Lewis, Danville, Virginia

Do you know the difference between sherbet and sorbet?

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Orange Soda SherbetTaste of Home

Orange Soda Sherbet

For birthdays, we pull out the old-fashioned ice cream maker and crank out a sherbet made with orange soda. We're all crazy about it, especially my son. —Heather Craft, Paducah, Kentucky

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Rosemary Citrus SorbetTaste of Home

Rosemary Citrus Sorbet

This pretty pastel dessert bursts with the fresh flavors of grapefruit, lime and rosemary. —Rebecca Baird, Salt Lake City, Utah

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Watermelon Vodka SorbetTaste of Home

Watermelon Vodka Sorbet

This icy granita is a cooling delight on a hot summer day. This is an adults only goody. You can use watermelon vodka for plain vodka if you like. —Rebekah Beyer, Sabetha, Kansas

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Raspberry SorbetTaste of Home

Raspberry Sorbet

With an abundant crop of fresh raspberries from the backyard, it's no wonder why I rely on this dessert for a tasty, no-fuss frozen dessert. —Karen Bailey, Golden, Colorado

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Blushing Grapefruit SorbetTaste of Home

Blushing Grapefruit Sorbet

Not overly sweet, this sorbet is a hit at the holidays, when there’s plenty of citrus fruit on hand. Try it as a light, summer refresher, too.—Mary Marlowe Leverette, Columbia, South Carolina

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Blood Orange-Pomegranate SorbetTaste of Home

Blood Orange-Pomegranate Sorbet

When guests set eyes on this ruby-red dessert, they'll know they're in for a treat. It's the perfect ending for a hearty summer or wintertime meal. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Strawberry Mango SorbetTaste of Home

Strawberry Mango Sorbet

This is fresh, really simple and will keep in a freezer container…if you don’t eat it all the first day. —Sandra Vachon, Saint-Constant, Quebec

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Lemon Plum SorbetTaste of Home

Lemon Plum Sorbet

This brightly flavored fruit sorbet will surely refresh. Enjoy it plain or add to a slice of angel food cake for a special treat. —Eirianedd Simpson, Pahrump, Nevada

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Citrus Honeydew SorbetTaste of Home

Citrus Honeydew Sorbet

I serve this refreshing dish between courses or as a delicious dessert. When I was young, my mom used to make this in the summer. —Patricia Hancock, Hawthorne, New Jersey

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Sour Cherry SorbetTaste of Home

Sour Cherry Sorbet

My mother-in-law has a sour cherry tree in her yard that yields many quarts of cherries each June, and this is a great way to use some up. This frosty sweet-sour sorbet is a refreshing treat on a hot summer day. —Carol Gaus, Itasca, Illinois

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Orange SorbetTaste of Home

Orange Sorbet

Add a splash of color to the dinner table with this orange sorbet. The refreshing orange flavor of this frozen delight would be great as a dessert or a palate cleanser between courses. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Citrus-Melon SorbetTaste of Home

Citrus-Melon Sorbet

This refreshing dish can be made with many different kinds of fruit. My mom used to make this all the time during the summer. —Patricia Hancock, Hawthorne, New Jersey

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Refreshing Cranberry SherbetTaste of Home

Refreshing Cranberry Sherbet

Heavy holiday dinners call for a refreshing dessert such as this colorful sherbet. Lemonade and orange juice a pleasant citrus taste. —Mary Ann Bostic, Sinks Grove, West Virginia

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Black Cherry SherbetTaste of Home

Black Cherry Sherbet

"When making this yummy recipe with the kids, I use a sugar substitute and caffeine-free black cherry soda-for obvious reasons!" Emily Evans, Roselle, IL

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