Not all frozen treats are created equal.

By Heath Goldman
May 30, 2017

Is the difference between sorbet and sherbet just a matter of pronunciation? Is gelato just ice cream with an Italian accent? You’d be forgiven for thinking so: the terms are used interchangeably in conversation all the time. But actually, when it comes to labeling frozen treats in the supermarket, the USDA adheres to precise guidelines. Want the scoop? Here's our handy guide to seven of the most common varieties.

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