Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins



  1. Remember that everything you use for this recipe must be absolutely dry or the sherbet will not work.
  2. Sift the icing sugar into a bowl.
  3. Add citric acid and bicarbonate of soda and mix well.
  4. Grind the contents to a fine powder with the back of a spoon.
  5. Store in an airtight container.
  6. Sprinkle on ice-cream or add a couple of teaspoons to a glass of water for a refreshing drink.
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I made sherbert marshmellow cones using your recipe for 60 miners {remote Australia}the big kids loved it,i added jelly crystals for flavour

Darrell Hennessey July 21, 2006

This is sheer magic, tastes just like the sherbert straws of my childhood. With the ingredients all in the same measure, it's a very simple thing to make different quantities to suit. I'll be taking this to this weekends gettogether for dipping fruit into.

Katika December 19, 2007

My momused to make this - glad to see it revived. I'll try to remember to give it a try. Only thing - be prepared for raised eyebrows if you buy citric acid from the pharmacist. Apparently it is used to cut heroin(?)

Sherrie-pie March 01, 2006