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Basic Sherbet Recipe

I want to make sherbet, but it seems like there are so many different recipes, not to mention people defining what makes sherbet . . . I've seen recipes that use buttermilk, that use just milk/cream and sugar (which sounds more like ice cream to me), those that who use gelatin, those that add egg whites, and those that use just sugar and lemon juice, which definitely sounds more like an ice/sorbet to me.

All I want is creamy deliciousness that is just the right consistency and taste between ice cream and tart fruitiness . . . can anybody share a standard or basic recipe for sherbet?

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