Ridiculously Rich Dark Chocolate Sorbet

If I were to choose my favourite flavour combination for dessert it would have to be strawberries and chocolate… strawberries dipped in chocolate, strawberry filled chocolates etc. Actually, no, Chocolate and mint would be my favourite, wait, no… coffee and lemon. Damn! I’ve got alot of sorbets to make 🙂

Anyway, this is a great start to my sorbet odyssey as they are very simple to prepare and great to have on hand. You could make this a little more adult by adding your favourite liquor – there is already vodka in it to stop it from setting rock hard but also add cointreau for a choc orange flavoured sorbet or add a hazelnut liquor.

Divide the pre frozen sorbet into small batches and you could make an endless flavour combinations to tease your friends with… the flavour combinations are truly endless.

Ingredients

2 1/4 c water

1 c white sugar

3/4 c cocoa powder  – dutch processed (This has been treated with alkali to neutralise the natural acids; darker in colour and slightly different in flavour from natural cocoa.)

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

100 g dark chocolate – 70% cocoa, chopped

2 tbs vodka

TIP: Break the chocolate up as much as possible while it’s still unopened then open the packed and cut the chocolate up with a knife within the wrapping – no mess no fuss!

Method

In a large saucepan mix together the water, sugar, cocoa powder and salt.

FF - Dark Chocolate Sorbet

Place on a medium heat and bring to the boil, let it boil till all the sugar has dissolved, stirring continuously.

Remove from the heat and stir in the chopped chocolate and vanilla, stirring as the chocolate completely melts. Pour in the vodka and stir to combine.

Set aside to cool and then place in the fridge to get to at least 3°c

FF - Dark Chocolate Sorbet

When you are ready to pour into the ice cream maker, give it a quick whisk first and then pour. Follow the instructions of your ice cream maker and once ready scoop the ice cream into a pre chilled metal container and then place in to the freezer.

FF - Dark Chocolate Sorbet

Thick, rich and velvety!

FF - Dark Chocolate Sorbet

 

Ridiculously Rich Dark Chocolate Sorbet
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: modern
 
Ingredients
  • 2¼ c water
  • 1 c white sugar
  • ¾ c cocoa powder – dutch processed (This has been treated with alkali to neutralize the natural acids; darker in colour and slightly different in flavour from natural cocoa.)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 100 g dark chocolate – 70% cocoa, chopped
TIP: Break the chocolate up as much as possible while it’s still unopened then open the packed and cut the chocolate up with a knife within the wrapping – no mess no fuss!
Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan mix together the water, sugar, cocoa powder and salt.
  2. Place on a medium heat and bring to the boil, let it boil till all the sugar has dissolved, stirring continuously.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the chopped chocolate and vanilla, stirring as the chocolate completely melts. Set aside to cool and then place in the fridge to get to at least 3°c
  4. When you are ready to pour into the ice cream maker, give it a quick whisk first and then pour. Follow the instructions of your ice cream maker and once ready scoop the ice cream into a pre chilled metal container and then place in to the freezer.

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