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Chocolate Sorbet Recipe

Make It: Chocolate Sorbet

Hot times call for cooling treats. This is one of my all-time favorite recipes for Summer. Once you taste this you will be amazed that there is no cream in it. It is just pure chocolate goodness. Now, chocolate and sorbet may not be categorized as health food, but this is definitely a great alternative to many frozen desserts out there. Plus, the flavor is so intense and satisfying you really only need half a scoop to cure your chocolate craving.

If you don't believe me, make it for yourself and see. It is a chocolate-lover's summertime dream.

Chocolate Sorbet
from Epicurious and The Perfect Scoop

What You Need
2 1/4 cups (555 ml) water
1 cup (200 g) sugar
3/4 cup (75 g) unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
Pinch of salt
6 ounces (170 g) bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

What You Do

  1. In a large saucepan, whisk together 1 1/2 cups (375 ml) of the water with the sugar, cocoa powder, and salt. Bring to a boil, whisking frequently. Let it boil, continuing to whisk, for 45 seconds.
  2. Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate until it's melted, then stir in the vanilla extract and the remaining 3/4 cup (180 ml) water.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a blender and blend for 15 seconds.
  4. Chill the mixture thoroughly (about 4 hours).
  5. Freeze mixture in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions. If the mixture has become too thick to pour into your machine, whisk it vigorously to thin it out. Or if you chill it in a blender, just re-blend for 5 to 10 seconds.
Join The Conversation
isahrangme isahrangme 10 years
but the only difference if you don't put it in an ice cream maker is ice crystals? i could live with ice crystals. seems so yummy!
Fitness Fitness 10 years
Yes you do need an ice cream maker. The spinning of the ice cream maker creates a creamy texture. It would be chock full of ice crystals if you just freeze the mixture.
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
Looks great!
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
do you have to have an ice cream maker to make this?
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