Chocolate Sorbet

As I mentioned last week, I have quite a few posts in draft phase just waiting for me to carve out some time to write them up. One thing I’ve been making a lot of this year is ice cream. I’ve only posted two recipes at this point, but I have another 4 waiting to be published.

Chocolate Sorbet

I have been trying all different kinds of ice cream treats. Full-fat custard based ice creams, milk based ice creams without eggs, and of course some sorbets. I was drawn to this recipe because it only uses three ingredients. There’s no dairy and no eggs, just water, sugar, and cocoa powder.

Chocolate Sorbet

Be sure you use a great cocoa powder here because that’s where all of your flavor is coming from. While I was unpacking my kitchen a couple weeks ago, I discovered that I had 7 different kinds of cocoa powder. I might have a problem…

Chocolate Sorbet

This sorbet is creamy and light with an intense chocolate flavor. Hubby commented that it tasted like frozen chocolate syrup. I enjoyed it best with some fresh berries mixed in or some whipped cream dolloped on top. Hubby asked me to make this again, but I told him there were too many ice cream recipes on my to-make list right now. I am sure this will get made again because of the intensely chocolate results for such an easy recipe.

Chocolate Sorbet

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Chocolate Sorbet

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

2 cups water
1 cup sugar
1 cup dutch-processed cocoa powder

Directions:

Combine water and sugar in a pan over medium heat. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved.

Add the cocoa powder and whisk until smooth. Bring to a simmer. Simmer for 3 minutes, whisking continuously.

Remove from heat and strain into a bowl. Allow to cool on the counter for a few minutes then move to the fridge for 2 hours or overnight.

Stir mixture and process in ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions. Press plastic wrap on to surface of sorbet and freeze until hard.

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4 Responses to “Chocolate Sorbet”

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    Sarah C — April 22, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Is there any way to make this without an ice cream maker? I love the idea of this chocolate sorbet and was totally on board until the last part. Now I’m very curious and might have to do some googling after my daughter goes to bed.

    • beantownbaker — April 22nd, 2013 @ 5:32 pm

      I just started making ice cream after getting the ice cream attachment for my mixer. So I don’t personally have any experience making ice cream without an ice cream maker. I’m sure it’s been done. If you do make this without an ice cream maker, let me know how it turns out!

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — April 23, 2013 at 7:14 am

    Great idea! Love chocolate ice cream and I love you don’t need cream or eggs! Going to try this recipe!

    • beantownbaker — April 23rd, 2013 @ 7:44 am

      Let me know what you think of it. We really enjoyed it!

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