Gelato, sorbet, sherbet — there are many types of frozen desserts, but do you know the difference between them? Don’t worry, we have you covered. Here is a quick guide to a few frozen treats you should definitely be enjoying this summer.
Made from puréed fruit, sugar water and sugar syrup, it is definitely the healthiest frozen option out of the three. This dairy and egg free option is whipped for a light texture, as can been seen in middle cup below.
Similar to sorbet, sherbet contains a base of puréed fruit, sugar water and sugar syrup. Those who have lactose intolerance or must maintain a dairy free diet should avoid sherbet as it contains milk in addition to gelatin and egg whites. However, sherbet can be a healthy option — it contains about 2 percent butterfat, as compared to the 10 percent ice cream contains. The sherbet is shown on the right below.
Also known as Italian ice cream, gelato is definitely the least healthy option of the three. Although it’s made mostly from milk, it also contains some cream in its base, making its butterfat content range from 4 to 14 percent. Also, gelato is churned at a slower rate and warmer temperature than ice cream in order to minimize the amount of air in the concoction, creating both a silkier and softer consistency. Try Linz and Bail: Espresso Bar and Gelateria, a great gelato shop located on Central Street.
So, whether you’re in the mood for sorbet, sherbet or gelato, these frozen treats are sure to keep you cool all summer!