Sherbet ice cream is an ice cream that is made with milk, sugar and a mixture of sweetened fruit juice. The inclusion of fruit juice creates a texture that is a cross between traditional ice cream and sorbet.
Common fruit flavors used in sherbet are orange, raspberry, pineapple and lemon. Traditionally, sherbet was served between courses of meals due its palate-cleansing properties. Sherbet was one of the earliest ice creams ever produced, with famous figures like Marco Polo and Alexander the Great flavoring ice with wines and fruit juices. Over time, these recipes began to include milk and evolved into the ice cream of today.