Monday, April 18, 2011

Chocolate Sorbet

WARNING: Only EXTREME chocoholics need apply for this one.

I'll give you three reasons why you must make this sorbet as soon as possible. One - since it doesn't require any cream or egg yolks, it's a lot lower in fat and calories than other chocolate ice creams. Two - even without the extra fat, this is hands down the darkest, deepest, chocolatiest bliss that you will ever put into your mouth. I'm serious, the sheer chocolatiness of it will blow you away. Three - it is a cinch to make. So, get ready, get set, and RUN to your ice cream makers now. You'll be glad you did.

Chocolate Sorbet (from Smitten Kitchen)

2 1/4 c. water
1 c. sugar
3/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder (I used natural)
pinch of salt
6 oz. bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, finely chopped (I used semisweet chocolate chips)
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

In a large saucepan whisk together 1 1/2 c. 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.

Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate until it's melted. Stir in the vanilla and the remaining 3/4 c. water. Transfer the mixture to a blender and blend for 15 seconds (I just whisked the mixture rapidly for 15 seconds). Chill the mixture thoroughly, then freeze 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.

Makes 1 quart

This recipe is linked to:
My Meatless Mondays
Just Another Meatless Monday
Mouthwatering Monday
Hearth and Soul Hop
Delectable Tuesdays
Dr. Laura's Tasty Tuesdays
A Little Birdie Told Me
Tuesday Night Supper Club
Savory Sundays
Themed Bakers Sunday

34 comments:

  1. This looks delicious! I am erally loving chocolate at the moment so this is definitely up my alley. I am prepared to be blown away ;)

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  2. This sounds amazing, I will be trying it out:@)

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  3. Looks fabulous!
    Does it freeze solid if you store it in the freezer after using the ice cream maker?

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  4. Itty bitty would love this! He is a chocoholic! He's recently learned what a birthday is and is actually understanding the concept and he keeps requesting chocolate food items, haha! Might need to invest in an ice cream maker and surprise him with this treat!

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  5. Oh my goodness, Lisa, that's amazing. Picking up the ingredients to make this for Easter!

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  6. This looks wonderful! Looks really chocolaty and creamy, I would have thought that this is ice cream! I love sorbet! Just finished the sorbet I made two days ago! My children have requested me to make again. One can never have enough of sorbet! Yummy....

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  7. oh this looks great! so tasty! thanks for sharing!

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  8. delicious and fat free? what more can you ask for? YUM!

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  9. I am getting an ice cream maker today! I cannot wait to try this recipe. It looks perfect to me!

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  10. I've been wanting to make more chocolate sorbet for a while and MUST now after this reminder!

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  11. Another reason for me to get an ice cream maker! I really want to buy one...this looks perfect for us, the hubbs and I are both huge chocolate lovers!

    BTW, I'm having my 1st giveaway on my blog- a chance to win some cookies! :)) Hope you can stop by!

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  12. This may be just the recipe to try out my new ice cream maker with.

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  13. I love this! Always looking for ice cream recipes without egg..Thanks!

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  14. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...I love chocolate and sorbet is my favorite cold dessert. This looks tempting.

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  15. Oh yum! The Mister would love this! Thanks for the recipe!

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  16. Oh it looks lovely. Thank you for coming to my blog and commenting. I think I will link up to your party.

    I may have to make some ice cream for Easter.

    Cynthia

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  17. Oh my, I see I have been missing out.
    Everything sounds so yummy I don't know where to start!!

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  18. I'm a chocoholic and I will put my hand up instantly for this. YUMMY!

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  19. This sounds sooooo good! I don't have an ice cream maker, but this looks good enough to make me buy one!
    :)

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  20. Oh Yum!! This looks amazingly delicious! You had me at CHOCOLATE!!

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  21. Mmm, I'm sold! Serve me up a bowl please! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  22. I recently saw a recipe for chocolate sorbet, and I made a mental note to try it. I might have to try this one instead! Thanks for kitchen-testing it and sharing it!

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  23. I love that this is dairy-free. Most chocolate sorbets sold in stores still have dairy:(

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  24. Lisa, OMG!!!!!!!! This looks so good! I am definitely an extreme chocoholic...

    http://foodfashionandflow.blogspot.com/2011/04/resurrection-rolls.html

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  25. An answer to my prayers....something sweet and chocolaty but without all the fat content. Thanks for sharing, I will definitely try this one out.

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  26. this is perfection! we have stopped eating ice cream around here...but i still love a yummy frozen treat. i am going to turn my ice cream maker on tonight and make this. thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club!

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  27. Thank you for this Lisa! I love using my ice cream maker but have yet to make anything chocolate with it. This is perfect! Chocolatey and delicious and not as fattening as regular ice cream. I love it!

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  28. Huh - I never even THOUGHT to make my own sorbet!! This is so exciting!!

    This would be perfect for my Foodie Friday linky party - stop by this week and link up!

    If you have a sec, feel free to pop over now to enter my GIVEAWAY!

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  29. My boys would absolutely love this...and so easy too!

    Great post and thanks for sharing at the hearth and soul hop 44.

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  30. hi! thanks for coming by and linking up to savory sunday! this looks great!!

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  31. I am definitely trying this one! Thank you for the recipe.

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  32. Lisa, WOW! It sounds amazing. I'm printing out this recipe and look forward to trying it soon!


    Thank you so much for being a part of "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday at Rook No. 17

    Jenn

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  33. Congrats! You were in the top six for last weeks themed linky party. Hope to see you back for this week theme: bread.

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