Lemon Sherbet Tips
What’s the difference between lemon sorbet and lemon sherbet?
While both desserts are fruit-based, the difference between sherbet and sorbet
is pretty straightforward: Sorbet does not contain dairy—such as milk or cream—and sherbet typically does! Because of this, sorbet usually has a drier, icier consistency, while sherbet has a slight creaminess.
How do you store homemade lemon sherbet?
Store your lemon sherbet in an airtight container with a tight-fitting lid, preferably one that is plastic (it will help your sherbet freeze more quickly), and flatter and wider for easier scooping. Most ice creams, sorbets, and sherbets prefer the absolute coldest space in your freezer, so stash it away toward the very back. Stored this way, your sherbet should last 1-2 weeks, but it’s so delicious that we guarantee it will disappear before then! Here are some ice cream products
that might come in handy as you make your sorbet.
What variations can you make on this lemon sherbet recipe?
You can experiment with adding even more finely grated lemon zest to further bump up that tangy lemon flavor, or swap out the lemon juice and zest and replace with lime juice and zest to make lime sherbet. You could also gently fold in a handful of fresh raspberries, blackberries, or blueberries halfway through the freezing process, when the sherbet is still easy to stir, then let it continue to freeze completely. Keep in mind that any additional fruit can make the texture of your sherbet a bit icier. Check out more sherbet and sorbet recipes
. Research contributed by Mark Neufang, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant