Chocolate sorbet

Chocolate sorbet

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(4 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 5 mins Plus chilling, churning and freezing

Moderately easy

Serves 6
Choose really dark chocolate and cocoa for this unusual low-fat sorbet

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcalories221
  • fat5g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs46g
  • sugars42g
  • fibre1g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.05g
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  • 200g caster sugar
  • 50g cocoa
  • 50g dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

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  1. Tip the sugar into a bowl, sift in the cocoa and stir. Bring 600ml water to the boil in a medium saucepan. Whisk in the sugar and cocoa and return to a gentle simmer. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 mins, whisking occasionally. Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate and vanilla until the chocolate has melted.

  2. Cool the mixture, then put in the fridge for several hrs or overnight until well chilled. Make the sorbet in an ice-cream machine or pour into a rigid plastic container, preferably bowl shaped, and freeze until frozen 3cm from the edges. Whisk to break down the ice crystals, then freeze again for 1 hr more. Whisk and freeze again one more time, then leave until completely frozen.

  3. Before serving, transfer to the fridge for 30 mins to make scooping easier.

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Comments (3)

gerrydee's picture
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master smith, mine wasn't too sweet and I don't have a sweet tooth. I used 100% block chocolate and 100% cocoa powder. Ran out of vanilla and used 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier. Also, instead of sugar I used maple syrup, 270 grams by weight.

lavalava's picture

Its a great fresh taste ...lovely texture too (used machine) ... but it is very sweet wondering what I could do to reduce sugar ..but maintain volume?

beatrix's picture
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This is pretty good. It tastes like the difference between real hot chocolate made with milk, and instant hot chocolate made with water. So if you're a hardened milk hot choc. fan, then it's not for you. But the chocolate and good quantity of cocoa (and I added more too) help to make it taste richer than you'd expect with just water in it.

Questions (1)

farihahr1's picture

do you have t use vanilla extract ?

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