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Fans of dark chocolate will love this sorbet that is quick and easy to make with only 4 ingredients.

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IngredientsServes: 8

  • 265ml water
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 85g unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch salt

MethodPrep:5min ›Extra time:45min › Ready in:50min

  1. Whisk water, sugar, cocoa powder and salt together in a large bowl.
  2. Refrigerate mixture until chilled, 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  3. Pour mixture into an ice cream maker. Freeze according to manufacturer's instructions, about 15 minutes.

Note:

You can make this without an ice cream maker too. After whisking, pour into a freezer-safe bowl. Freeze for 45 minutes. If it's frozen around the edges, stir vigorously and return to the freezer. Continue checking and stirring every 45 minutes to an hour until frozen to the correct consistency.

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by Deb C

I like dark chocolate, but this is really dark, dark chocolate. It could have used a little more sugar to me. I mixed the ingredients over the stove to be sure the sugar was thoroughly dissolved. It came out smooth and creamy and very rich.-15 Jul 2016


Dark Chocolate Sorbet Recipe

So. Batch #1 in my brand new ice cream machine was dedicated to Maxence, in gratitude for such an exciting, perfectly tailored, and all-around thoughtful gift.

But when the time came to make batch #2 — that is, the next day, as soon as the bowl had had time to refreeze — I decided I had paid my dues, and I could now make my favorite, which, you may be un-surprised to learn, is the dark chocolate sorbet.

Chocolate ice cream is all right, I guess*, but I find that the dairy gets in the way of the chocolate. A good sorbet, on the other hand, made with just chocolate, water, and sugar, delivers the sort of undiluted chocolate punch I hunger for, of which one only needs a small amount — the frozen equivalent of the square of extra-dark, extra-smooth chocolate the doctors prescribe you place on your tongue to melt, each day after lunch.

David’s Perfect Scoop rose to the challenge once again, providing me with an easy six-ingredient recipe (and one of them is water), which I easified even further by not running the mixture through the blender. It seemed blended enough to me. And because I am the only one, in my household of two, to be bound by the spell of ebony chocolate — my other half only eats milk or (gasp!) white chocolate — I divided the recipe by two.

The ice cream churning process seems nothing short of magical, I know, but when it comes to the flavor of your sorbet, it’s just you and the ingredients, pal: this sort of preparation can only be as good as the chocolate you put into it. I, however, would be hard pressed to tell you what went into mine, for I took the opportunity to scrape together and use a variety of odds and ends** from almost-but-not-quite-entirely eaten tablets in my chocolate stash.

Martine Lambert’s chocolate sorbet is the gold standard by which I judge all chocolate sorbets, and although I wouldn’t be so presumptuous as to say mine rivalled hers, I don’t think Martine would have scoffed at it, either. (Not to my face anyway.)

My sorbet was splendid as it was, but my next batch will involve, I think, a handful of cacao nibs thrown in as the mixture thickens. An interesting thing to note is that the flavors kept blooming over the next few days — just like those of a dark chocolate cake will — and that the texture remained perfectly smooth. This can be explained, I imagine, by the cocoa butter in the chocolate***.

Needless to say, my dark chocolate sorbet went terrifically well with Maxence’s mango sorbet.

* Oh my god, did she just say, “Chocolate ice cream is all right I guess”? Nurse!

** In my family we call those rataillons, as in: “Il reste du fromage?” “Bof, juste des rataillons.” It is a regional expression, from Provence I am told, so sometimes I use it and people look at me funny.

*** On the subject of texture, I will add that placing a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the ice cream or sorbet efficiently prevents the formation of ice crystals.


Dark Chocolate Sorbet

A spoonful of a favorite liquor or liqueur lends a heady uplift to this rich, deep, dark brown sorbet and it also softens the texture to a lovely spoonable consistency. It is important to swirl the pan, rather than stir the sugar as it caramelizes, to avoid crystallization.

Occasion Casual Dinner Party, Family Get-together, Formal Dinner Party

Dietary Consideration egg-free, gluten-free, lactose-free, low cholesterol, low saturated fat, peanut free, tree nut free, vegan

Five Ingredients or Less Yes

Taste and Texture chocolatey, creamy, rich, sweet, winey

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 cups water , divided
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons dark rum, Grand Marnier , cognac, or amaretto

Instructions

Prepare a large bowl or pan of ice water.

Combine the sugar and 2 tablespoons of the water in a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat, swirling the pan occasionally until the sugar melts and caramelizes to a light amber color, 5 to 7 minutes. (Do not stir.)

Be careful, as the sugar is very hot. (If the sugar should crystallize on the sides of the pan before melting, put a lid on the pan to help wash down the sugar crystals, rather than try to stir them in.) When the sugar is completely melted, carefully pour in the remaining water and continue to heat, stirring, until the caramel dissolves.

Whisk in the cocoa and salt. Immediately place the pan in the ice bath and stir the mixture occasionally until it cools to room temperature.

Transfer to a container, cover, and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, about 3 hours.

Freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. When the mixture is almost frozen, spoon in the alcohol, and churn until blended in, about 1 minute more.

Or, to freeze without an ice cream maker, pour the mixture into a 9-inch nonreactive square pan. Cover with aluminum foil or plastic wrap and freeze just until solid, 2 to 3 hours.

Scrape out into an electric mixer or food processor, spoon in the alcohol, and process briefly until light and fluffy: Serve at once or transfer to a container, cover, and freeze until firm, about 2 hours.


Dark chocolate sorbet

Wait a minute – you say I can make this ridiculously decadent looking treat at home?

Sure – I did. Which means you can, too.

Chocolate – as in cocoa powder and chocolate chips.

Plus water, sugar, and vanilla easy enough, right? A touch of salt and espresso powder add flavor, but both are optional. As is the Kahlua (or alcohol of your choice). While highly recommended to enhance "scoopability," give it a pass if you don't do hard liquor.

Wait a minute – where's the cream? Isn't ice CREAM made out of heavy cream?

Indeed it is. But this isn't ice cream – it's sorbet. I know, usually when you think sorbet, you think strawberry or mango – something made with fruit, right?

Sorbet, a fruit ice typically made with water, sugar, and fruit purée, is a delicious vehicle for chocolate, as well. You'd never guess this rich, creamy treat is dairy-free.

There are many chocolate sorbet recipes available online our thanks to authors Ina Garten and David Lebovitz for the inspiration responsible for this version: a rich (yet low-fat), silky-smooth, intensely chocolate dessert.

Combine the following in a medium-sized saucepan:

1 cup sugar
2/3 cup Dutch-process cocoa our All-Purpose Baking Cocoa is a good choice
pinch of salt
2 teaspoons espresso powder, optional, for enhanced chocolate flavor
1/2 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips
2 1/4 cups water

Bring the mixture to a boil and cook, stirring frequently, until the chips and sugar are dissolved.

Remove from the heat, and stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla and 2 tablespoons Kahlua or vodka. The alcohol is optional, but will prevent the sorbet form becoming rock-hard in the freezer. If you prefer not to use it, just make sure to remove the sorbet from the freezer about 20 minutes before you want to serve it, to soften.

Transfer the mixture to a heatproof bowl, and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled overnight is best.

Start making the sorbet at least 4 hours before you want to serve it. Pour the chocolate into the freezer bowl of your ice cream maker, and freeze for 25 minutes or so.

Can you make this without an ice cream maker? Yes, you can it will taste the same, but will be crunchy/granular rather than smooth. See instructions at the end of this post.

After 20 to 25 minutes, the sorbet will still be quite soft that's just fine.

Transfer to a storage container, and freeze for several hours before serving, to firm up.

Isn't that just the deepest-darkest chocolate ice "cream" you've ever seen?

With the only fat coming from the half cup of chocolate chips (plus a tiny bit from the cocoa powder), this is a much lower-fat confection (5g fat per serving) than my other favorite chocolate ice cream: Ben & Jerry's Phish Food (13g fat per serving).

Less guilt, more pleasure – in every bite!

Read, make and review (please) our recipe for Dark Chocolate Sorbet.

To make sorbet without an ice cream maker: Make the chocolate mixture, but omit the alcohol. Place the mixture in a shallow pan an 8" x 8" square pan or 9" round cake pan are both good choices. Place the pan in the freezer. There's no need to cover it.

After 2 hours, use a fork or spoon to stir it around, bringing the frozen edges into the center. Return to the freezer.

Continue to stir every hour or so, until the sorbet is nearly as firm as you like. This may be as little as 4 hours total, start to finish or it may take longer, depending on the temperature of your freezer.

Once the sorbet is entirely icy (like a slush drink), add the alcohol, if you're using it. Rather than add the alcohol while the sorbet is still in its shallow pan, transfer the sorbet to a lidded storage bowl. Stir in the alcohol, then cover the bowl and place it in the freezer. Let the sorbet "ripen" (freeze), undisturbed, for several more hours, until it's as hard as you like.


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Vitamix chocolate sorbet recipe

This chocolate sorbet recipe requires two phases of preparation, but it’s still quite easy. The idea is to first blend a chocolate liquid emulsion, freeze it, and then re-blend it. No ice cream maker needed! I kept the ingredients list simple for a pure chocolate flavor.

2 cups water
8 oz chocolate*
1 vanilla bean** (optional)
pinch of salt

*I like dark chocolate, but you can really use any chocolate you like. I used Trader Joe’s “Pound Plus” dark chocolate, which is a great bargain and is pretty good chocolate. If you use it, it 8 oz will be about 15 squares.
**You could also use a Tbsp of extract.

Blend on high until you get a smooth liquid. It will heat up a bit as it blends. I think this is good because the chocolate will melt, which probably helps emulsify it. Then pour into ice-cube trays and leave to freeze solid in the freezer. (If you don’t have ice-cube trays you could use any small containers, like muffin cups. I would avoid freezing it into a single large block, because that would be hard to blenIf) This is best freshly blended, so you can save the ice cubes in a freezer container until you’re ready for sorbet.

When you’re ready, remove the frozen cubes of chocolate ice and return them to the Vitamix pitcher. Blend on high while using the tamper until the mixture starts to circulate, and then continue for another 5󈝶 seconds. Stop and serve it right away.

If you save some in the freezer it will get hard, and to scoop it you’ll need to thaw it a bit. I’ve read that you can use sugar, alcohol, or guar gum to increase scoopability. I’m particularly curious about guar gum, but I have not tried it yet.

I am also looking forward to trying this twice-blended method for making some nut-based sorbets in the future.
Update: this technique worked great for pistachio sorbet.


Dark chocolate sorbet recipe

Paul says that he was driven to create this dark chocolate delight after eating poor quality chocolate ice cream. This is what a frozen chocolate dessert should really taste like. It's so creamy, you won't believe there's not actually any cream in it.

"It was 1980, we were having Sunday lunch at my Grandma&rsquos house, and were all full to bursting after many Yorkshire puddings. But, as anyone who knows me well will know, I have a separate stomach when it comes to desserts. On that day it was Neapolitan ice cream, consisting of layers of chocolate, strawberry and vanilla ice cream &ndash lovely, except for the chocolate ice cream.

To this day I am still not a big fan, as it doesn&rsquot usually taste of chocolate at all, and is often more like a bitter, powdery and artificially flavoured frozen milkshake.

So I set out to find an alternative that did taste of chocolate, and had the colour and intensity of dark chocolate without the bitterness. This recipe is smooth, rich and dairy-free, and is amazing on its own.

Alternatively, try adding different liqueurs, herbs or spices such as chilli or cinnamon."

If you don't have an ice cream machine, don't worry. Skip step 3 and move straight to step 4. Skip step 4 & 5 if using an ice cream machine.

Ingredients

  • 150 g golden caster sugar
  • 50 g glucose syrup
  • 30 g cocoa powder
  • 150 g 70% dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 50 ml alcohol such as Grand Marnier, Cognac or rum
  • 5.3 oz golden caster sugar
  • 1.8 oz glucose syrup
  • 1.1 oz cocoa powder
  • 5.3 oz 70% dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 1.8 fl oz alcohol such as Grand Marnier, Cognac or rum
  • 5.3 oz golden caster sugar
  • 1.8 oz glucose syrup
  • 1.1 oz cocoa powder
  • 5.3 oz 70% dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 0.2 cup alcohol such as Grand Marnier, Cognac or rum

Details

  • Cuisine: English
  • Recipe Type: Dessert
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Preparation Time: 35 mins
  • Cooking Time: 45 mins
  • Serves: 4

Step-by-step

  1. Bring 500ml water to the boil in a saucepan, then add the sugar, glucose syrup and cocoa powder and simmer for 3 minutes.
  2. Pour over the chocolate in a bowl and mix well. Allow to cool for 15 minutes, then add the alcohol, if using.
  3. Once it has thoroughly cooled, churn the mixture in an ice cream machine until smooth and silky.
  4. If you do not have an ice-cream maker, then place a freezer-proof container in the deep freeze for 30 minutes.
  5. Add the sorbet liquid, freeze for 30 minutes, then mix well with a fork or whisk. Repeat this process until you have a smooth, silky and frozen sorbet.
  6. The sorbet can be stored for up to a month in the freezer.

Adventures with Chocolate by Paul A. Young is published by Kyle Books, priced £14.99. Photography by Anders Schonnemann.

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Dark Chocolate Sorbet

This chocolate sorbet has been a staple on all my dessert menus, traveling with me through four different jobs over the last ten years. At Chanterelle we change the menu every four weeks, and this sorbet finds its way into a chocolate or fruit dessert on about half of our menus each year. When we are unveiling a new menu, our waiters meet and taste all the desserts for that particular menu and inevitably someone says to me, “This is chocolate sorbet? It’s so creamy! Are you sure there’s no dairy in this sorbet?” This frozen confection is a guaranteed showstopper. It is intensely chocolatey, with a velvety soft texture.

Notes Storage: This sorbet is best served the day it is churned.

Ice Cream and Sorbet Guidelines:

Ice cream is one of the most versatile desserts. Laden with milk and cream, an ice cream base (a lightly thickened custard) can be infused with almost any flavor-from fresh herbs, dried spices, fragrant fruits, and chocolates of all types to numerous alcohols. Ice cream is usually frozen at temperatures well below freezing (32°F), and, yet, at these freezing temperatures, it is soft and scoopable, and its seemingly creamy and cool impression is magically pleasurable to our tongue. It can easily be combined with a crunchy candy or nuts or it can be served with a delightful crisp cookie or wafer. Ice cream satisfies the palate by appealing to our senses of temperature and texture and taste simultaneously. It is truly one of the world’s favorite desserts. And mine as well.

Some Science Involved in Ice Cream Making:

That said, producing smooth and creamy ice cream at home is a challenge. Every dessert cookbook provides recipes for this or that flavor, but what’s important about ice cream is understanding how the machinery and the ingredients interact to make ice cream.

Commercial ice cream makers produce their uniformly smooth and creamy ice cream by taking advantage of a number of factors that are, for the most part, inaccessible to the home cook. Machinery is the first of them, and, for reasons I’ll explore below, expensive industrial-strength ice cream machines simply do the job better than smaller units designed for home use. Commercial ice cream makers also use a wide range of thickening, gelling, and stabilizing agents that are essentially outside the purview of the home cook.

In order to extract the most decadent and delicious ice creams from our home machines we must consider the role played by the ingredients we do use. Ice cream is a complicated emulsion of water, sugar, protein, fat, and flavoring, with the special and unique properties of water acting as the principal player in the transmutation of custard into a frozen confection.

Controlling ice crystal formation, in terms of both their size and their number, is the essential secret to making good ice cream and sorbet as well. When pure water freezes, at 0°C (32°F), it forms hexagonal-shaped crystals with sharp edges that, if left alone, can grow quite large, becoming visible to the eye and clearly discernible on the tongue. In ice cream, neither large crystals nor sharp edges are desirable, so finding ways to make the crystals small enough so that we don’t taste or identify the individual crystals is the name of the game.

Before considering how the ingredients affect ice crystal formation, let’s look briefly at how ice cream machines function and their effect on ice crystal formation. These machines simultaneously chill and whip custards by rapid spinning with a sharp blade. In general, it’s the combination of a strong cooling mechanism, the speed and sharpness of the whipping blade (called a dasher), and the amount of air pumped into the mixture that produces the smaller ice crystals that give the final product a smoother texture. Commercial ice cream machines have these key features, while even the best home machines, for the most part, have weak cooling mechanisms, blunt plastic dashers, and minimal air circulation-never mind active air pumping.

What role do the ingredients play, then, in home ice cream making? Adding soluble ingredients-such as sugar or salt-lowers the freezing point of water. That’s why we put salt on ice in the winter: the salt lowers the freezing point of water, so that the ice melts because its freezing point has dropped below the air temperature. The same is true of sugar, the ingredient in ice cream base that actively lowers its freezing point. The lower the freezing point of a fluid, the more ice crystals will form (in a given volume) during freezing, and the smaller each individual crystal will become. That is, sugar directly results in smaller ice crystals and improved texture. Liquid sugars (or inverted sugars)-honey, corn syrup and its derivatives, caramel, maple syrup, malt syrup, and molasses, for example lower the freezing point of a fluid even more powerfully. The addition of liquid sugars helps ice cream bases and sorbet bases obtain a potentially smoother texture than they would otherwise with the addition of just ordinary table sugar (sucrose).

Another ingredient that affects the freezing process is protein, which is present in ice cream base from dairy and eggs. Proteins are large molecules that literally get in the way of ice crystal formations under certain conditions, proteins absorb water, forming a gel, thereby preventing existing ice crystals from growing larger. Every ice cream recipe in this chapter begins with a crème anglaise-a custard made of eggs, milk, cream, and sugar. The proteins in the mixture are heated and agitated (denatured), which allows them to form a gel. Water locked into a gel cannot migrate over to existing ice crystals-thereby increasing their size-or form its own ice crystals at normal freezer temperatures. Interestingly, most ice cream is hard enough to scoop at-15°F, and at that temperature only 70 percent of the water in the ice cream is present in the form of ice crystals.

Skim milk powder, a primary ingredient in good quality commercial ice cream and one that I also recommend depending on the recipe, is a convenient means of adding protein as well as sugar and other molecules to the ice cream base these molecules get in the way of ice crystal formation, controlling crystal size and improving the final texture of the frozen dessert. Egg whites are often added to sorbet mixtures. Proteins in egg whites function similarly to proteins in skim milk powder, improving the texture of sorbet.

Some commercial ice creams and sorbets utilize stabilizers, both natural and otherwise, to improve texture. An important class of stabilizers is the polysaccharides (including pectin, carrageenan, guar gum, locust bean gum, and cellulose gum). These molecules function similarly to proteins in one respect: they absorb water when gelled, thereby preventing water from migrating through the mixture to freeze onto existing ice crystals. Different stabilizers absorb more or less water, but almost all are effective in very small amounts.

The last ingredient that affects ice crystal formation is fat. Fat in ice cream comes from dairy and eggs. Just like proteins, fats are large molecules that physically block ice crystals from growing in size. In addition, whipped fat is an excellent vehicle for holding air pockets, and air lightens texture by increasing volume. Too much cream, however, can produce a grainy ice cream-the dasher (whipping blade) causes the high concentration of fat molecules to coalesce (as tiny flecks of hard butterfat), abandoning the air pockets they surround and breaking the creamy emulsion usually created in ice cream.

Dairy fat also contains natural emulsifiers, which are molecules that bind to both fat and water, improving texture and stability in ice cream base. In the ice cream recipes that follow, the principal emulsifier is lecithin, which is naturally found in egg yolks. In commercial ice creams, artificial emulsifiers such as those mysterious mono-and diglycerides one always sees in ingredient lists are added to increase the number of water molecules that are bound to fat rather than remaining on their own.

The Ins and Outs of Ice Cream Machines:

I’ve had less than wonderful experiences with expensive “gourmet” home ice cream machines that have their own cooling mechanisms. They’re heavy, they take up an enormous amount of cabinet and counter space, and, frankly, they’re just not powerful enough to freeze ice cream. Some of these machines take 30 minutes to churn the ice cream, and that’s just too long ideally, your ice cream should churn and set, at home, in 10 to 15 minutes at most.

I used one of these fancy machines at my first job as a pastry chef at the much-beloved Firefly in San Francisco, a small restaurant with a tiny, hot kitchen. For months, my ice cream was grainy, and I was convinced that I did not know how to make crème anglaise properly. I read every book available, trying to perfect my ice cream base. But no matter what I tried, the ice cream never came out smooth and creamy. Looking back, I realize that the problem wasn’t my crème anglaise, it was the ice cream maker, which, in the hot environment of Firefly’s kitchen, took about 40 minutes to churn each batch of ice cream. There’s just no hope that ice cream will come out well under such circumstances. But at the time, it drove me nuts.

There is a machine that I think works remarkably well, and, ironically enough, it’s one of the cheapest machines on the market, and it also takes the least amount of space in your kitchen. A number of manufacturers, including Cuisinart and Krups, make this unit, which consists of a canister, which is filled with a refrigerant (like Freon) that is prechilled for 24 hours in your freezer, and a small motor and blade upon which the canister sits. The blade is nothing special, and the speed of the motor is not terrific either (though that’s not surprising given the cost of the machine), but the canister, if chilled for a full day before use, is far more powerful than any self-contained chilling mechanism and will churn ice cream in no more than 15 minutes. It’s one of my favorite home tools, and I highly recommend that if you’re going to make ice cream, you acquire one. It will set you back less than eighty dollars, and it’s worth every penny.

Always remember that the time a machine takes to churn ice cream is a critical factor in the final consistency and texture of the ice cream. Make sure the ice cream base is first chilled on ice and then refrigerated for at least 2 hours and ideally 12 hours or overnight. Room-temperature or warm ice cream base increases freezing time. Also, ice cream base, as it sits in the refrigerator, increases in viscosity and this slightly thickened base has more body, yielding a creamier ice cream. A second recommendation for adhering to shorter freezing times is to make sure you are using the correct amount of base called for in your particular machine’s instructions. If you can, churn a little less ice cream base than the machine recommends and the ice cream will freeze faster, resulting in creamier ice cream.

All of the ice cream recipes in this book can be prepared ahead of time and chilled for a maximum of 2 days before churning. Churn the ice cream the day you plan to serve it. The natural emulsifiers present in these ice cream recipes are most effective in the first 24 hours after the ice cream is churned, lending the ice cream a luscious creamy texture. As churned ice cream sits in the freezer, ice crystals begin to grow and increase in size, attracting water molecules and pulling the ice cream out of emulsion. Unlike commercial ice creams, those made at home are not meant to sit in the freezer for long periods of time. At Chanterelle, even with my industrial-strength machine, I churn my ice cream every day. While the ice creams you make following my recipes can be stored for several days, they are best eaten within the first 24 hours.

Chocolate and cocoa as a starch-forming gel in sorbet:

Chocolate and cocoa contain starch which, when mixed with water in the presence of certain amounts of heat, absorbs water and thickens, forming gels. As I discussed in the introduction to this chapter, water held in a gel does not form ice crystals or migrate out of the gel toward existing ice crystals at normal freezing temperatures. This gives ice creams and sorbets containing ingredients with starch, such as chocolate, a creamier, softer texture.


Lactose and sugar-free creamy dark chocolate sorbet

Do you remember the ice cream machine we uncovered this spring while fixing the house and made this cherry cheesecake swirl ice cream?

It’s no more cream for my friend now. No more any cow milk and any of its derivatives. Although this doesn’t affect MY diet and I can (and would) make a whole batch of thick creamy ice cream and stuff my face, smear my cheeks and ruin the sheets with it, it is not fair for me to pig out on that batch while he throws floppy disks (that we use as coasters) filled with 1.4mb of jealousy at me.

Ok. Ok. Rarely.

But this time I was. I looked up a recipe, that requires the use of the ice cream machine, containing no milk or cream. A sorbet.
But it should take care of our worst cravings: Dark chocolate. I found a recipe by David Lebovitz (Link below) and decided to give it a lighter twist.

This dark chocolate sorbet, which has no milk or cream (or any nut milk or cream) turned out ridiculously creamy. What it relies on is science. I guess there is something in the process that makes this mixture have the appealing texture of ice cream without the dairy, fat, and sugar.

If you’re one of those who enjoy sorbet/ice cream during cold weather than hot, this recipe is for you. I find it more pleasing to indulge in ice cream in cold weather because you can really take your time with every bite and every lick of a spoon and of the bowl.
Yes I do lick the bowl.
While in summer, the purpose of ice cream is mostly to cool you down. You’ll have to swallow it rather than enjoy.

Since it might get cold now (HURRY UP WINTER. ) let’s all scream for ice cream.


Benefits of this Dark Chocolate Sorbet recipe:

While you can’t make any ice cream or sorbet without at least some source of sugar (otherwise it will be solid frozen block, and not taste sweet, after all this IS a dessert), this recipe requires only dates which not only taste wonderfully sweet but also contain fiber and a bunch of nutrients, and the antioxidants flavonoids, carotenoids and phenolic acid. they also support bone health with minerals such as phosphorus, potassium, calcium and magnesium and help support blood sugar regulation due to their low glycemic index, the fiber and antioxidants.

Cacao is also good for you as it too contains magnesium and flavonoids but also iron which helps build your blood and transport oxygen around your body and can help elevate our mood.