Monday, June 30, 2008

Dark Chocolate Sorbet

Groom bought me a present when we got back from vacation.

A faboo Cuisinart ice cream maker. I had plans for this baby.
Big plans.

Then, reality.
Eating right, all things in moderation.

That meant no facey downey in ice cream.

Howsomuchever, no one said one word about a dairy free sorbet.

Dark chocolate is good for you.

It can be a reward.

It can be a part of your life.

It can be your friend.

In moderation.

Welcome to the Dark Chocolate Moderation Plan a la Feeding Groom.

If one wants a treat, have a little bit of dark chocolate.
If one wants a splurge, have a spoonful of this stuff.

Straight from the Cuisinart Recipe Booklet that came with the ice cream maker.
Along with nutritional information.

Moderation is not a bad thing at all.

Dark Chocolate Sorbet
Adapted from
Cuisinart Recipe Booklet: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Sherbets and More!

Nutrition Information per ½ cup serving:
Calories 139 (9% from fat) .. Carbs 35g .. Protein 2g .. Fat2g ..SatFat..1g .. Cholesterol 0mg ..Sodium 6mg ..Calcium19mg ..Fiber4g (provided by Cuisinart )

4 cups water
1-2/3 cup vanilla sugar
1/3 cup dark Muscavado brown sugar
2 cups unsweetened Ghirardelli cocoa powder
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract

Combine water and sugars in 3-¾ non reactive (stainless, ceramic or glass) saucepan and place over medium heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Whisk in the cocoa and bring the mixture to a simmer. Simmer for 2 minutes, whisking constantly. Remove from heat and transfer to medium bowl. Stir in vanilla and chill in refrigerator 2 hours.

Stir chilled mixture. Add to freezer bowl of ice cream maker and follow the instructions. With the Cuisinart model, let mix til thickened, about 30 minutes.

The sorbet has a soft creamy texture. If a firmer consistency is desired, transfer sorbet to airtight container and place in freezer for 2 hours or more. Best done day ahead.

Makes 14 ½ cup servings.


noble pig said...

I bet this was delicious! What a great present too!

Kevin said...

Chocolate sorbet sounds so good!

Mike of Mike's Table said...

This looks like a delicious sorbet! You can never go wrong with a good chocolate

S for Kitchen Confit said...

Love the chocolate sorbet. I might make this one next with my new ice cream maker.

I just tried my hand at cappuccino gelato, which turned out well.

Joy of Cooking said...

Hi Mary! I've been like Claudia and under the radar lately... but how are you? I just got a Cuisnart ice cream maker too! At a yard sale! For $7.00!! I am so excited. I made peach ice cream and look forward to trying this sorbet soon... seems like making homemade ice cream is on everyone's mind these days. Let's have an ice cream making party!

fluffernutter said...

My ice cream freezer broke about 4 years ago. I don't miss it often, but now I sad. I want chocolate sorbet. I need to visit a yard sale, like Joy...

Sophie said...

We would like to feature this adapted recipe on our blog. Please email if interested. Thanks :)

Mary Coleman said...

Cathy: This is just about the best thing to have in the back of the freezer as cold as it can get. It just makes your day. And as for a was the best. Groom's a keeper.

Kevin: it is so good.

Mike: Hey thanks for stopping by. You're absolutely right about chocolate.

S: you can't go wrong with homemade ice cream or sorbet.
and that gelato looks great.

Joy: Hey there, you have been under the radar. $7 bucks. I won't tell Groom, although the ice cream maker was not expensive, you have him beat price wise. an ice cream party sounds divine.

fluff: do it girlfriend..we can do our own miss martha's ice cream cranking thang...