Frozen Treat Friday ~ Chocolate Sorbet

August 26, 2011

Welcome to the last edition of Frozen Treat Friday! I can’t believe how quickly August flew by! We just wrapped up a late summer vacation and now my mind is turning toward fall. While it’s sad to see summer coming to an end I absolutely love fall! It’s the season of new school supplies (love!), amazing fall weather and apple picking. Fall is my favorite time to bake too! The smells and flavors are wonderful and I’m hoping to be creating lots of goodies with pumpkins and apples soon!

Before we get to all that, I have a delicious end-of-summer frozen treat for you. Chocolate Sorbet! Oh my goodness, was this ever rich. In a totally good way, of course. This sorbet is intensely chocolaty and delightfully creamy. My favorite part though, is that it is dairy-free, which means my 4-year-old was able to enjoy it too. And boy, did he ever! I was a little surprised he liked it so much because it is quite intense…it seemed more well-suited for an adult palette to me but apparently not! My only critique of this sorbet is that it seemed ever-so-slightly chalky. That may have just been me though because everyone that tried it loved it. The most common reaction was “Whoa!”.  I hope you’ll try it and let me know what you think! Enjoy these last days of summer….

Chocolate Sorbet

  • 2 1/4 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped*
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Whisk 1 1/2 cups of the water together with the sugar, cocoa powder, and salt in a large saucepan. Whisk while bringing to a boil.  Continue boiling and whisking for about 45 seconds.

Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate until it’s melted.  Stir in the vanilla and the remaining 3/4 cup  water. Transfer the mixture to a blender and blend for 15 seconds.** Chill the mixture thoroughly, then freeze it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.  Freeze until ready to serve.

*I buy the Trader Joe’s brand semi-sweet chocolate chips which are dairy-free.

** I used my immersion blender for this step. I honestly think your results would still be lovely if this step was omitted.

Adapted from Sticky Gooey Creamy Chewy.

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Becki D. September 1, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Oh man. WHY DON’T I OWN AN ICE CREAM MAKER?!

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