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

One Year Ago: Homemade Yeast Doughnuts and Browned Butter Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies
Two Years Ago: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes and Pina Colada Cupcakes
Three Years Ago: Lemon Cilantro Potato Salad and Homemade “Instant” Pancake Mix
Four Years Ago: Cinnamon Biscuits
Five Years Ago: Dorie’s Perfect Party Cake

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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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11 Responses to “Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix”

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — December 20, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    This looks like such a perfect gift! Are those your homemade marshmallows I spy in the mug?

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    Jen — December 20, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Of course they are! I seriously can’t justify buying marshmallows anymore. They’re just so easy and SO good homemade. I even whipped up a batch to put on our twice baked sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving.

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    Blog is the New Black — December 20, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    I really wanted to do this this year for gifts but time escaped me. Looks great!

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    Boston Food Diary — December 20, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    Soooo here’s the deal- A Boston Food Diary is going to look A LOT like Beantown Baker next week as I steal your recipes 🙂 Looks great Jen!

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    Megan — December 20, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Why have I never thought about doing this? It looks so easy and it definitely would give me an excuse to make some homemade marshmallows!

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    Danielle — December 20, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    That looks like an amazing gift! Making a homemade hot cocoa would definetly save money. Thanks for the recipe(:

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    EliFla — December 20, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Ghirardelli cocoa is very good and your homemade hot cocoa mix …too!!! May you have a special merry Christmas!!!Hugs, Flavia

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    Meghan@travelwinedine — December 21, 2010 at 1:17 am

    I have never thought of making my own cocoa mix OR marshmallows. I feel a winter project coming on. Looks delicious!

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    kitchenmisfit — December 21, 2010 at 1:33 am

    I have had this bookmarked to make to some gifts for a couple of my girlfriends. So awesome and easy to make!

    -Amanda

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    dana — December 21, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Loads of thanks to you. I can make everyone happy this Christmas. This recipe is even easy to follow.

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    innochkaskitchen — December 24, 2010 at 3:01 am

    Yum! What a great holiday gift idea!

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