On a hot summer’s day, when the humidity has zapped your energy and you’re indebted to the few lazy clouds floating by, you’re probably not questioning what exactly is in the frozen scoop on your waffle cone. Ice cream, gelato, sherbet or sorbet – these refreshing treats are not just interchangeable names! They are unique in their recipes and equally delicious, as anyone melting on a sunny afternoon will tell you.
So what makes gelato distinct from ice cream? What’s the difference between sherbet and sorbet? Let’s take a quick look at the different sweet treats you can enjoy throughout the summer:
If you have an ice cream maker, you can churn up your own frozen treats from the comfort of your home. With all the fresh fruit in season, getting creative with flavorful mix-ins is easy!
For most of us without an ice cream maker, you’re not out of luck! You can DIY your own ice cream in a re-sealable plastic bag – read instructions here. Or blend these four ingredients for a healthier “ice cream” dessert – view Banana Chocolate “Ice Cream” recipe here.
No matter how you churn, blend, or freeze it – there are countless flavors and mix-ins that will change up this delicious treat that you can share with family and friends all summer long!
(1) Goldman, Heath. “What’s the Difference Between Ice Cream, Gelato, Sorbet, and Sherbet?” Real Simple. Web. 14 July 2017.