Tuesday, July 26, 2011

TWD: Creamy Dark Chocolate Sorbet

This past week was HOT. There was very little baking going on in my house. Though, I was totally willing to get behind some sorbet.

I think, that if you are using the strict definition, this isn't sorbet. A sorbet doesn't generally contain dairy. Whatever you call it, however, it is lovely. This was a snap to put together. It requires four ingredients - water, dark chocolate, sugar, and milk of some form (cream all the way down to skim works.) You boil it for five minutes, stick it in the fridge for a while, and then churn it in the freezer.

The taste of this one is fabulous. I did, however, have some texture issues. I think I didn't cool my base down enough before I churned it. It was very soft before it went into the freezer, and it ended up being a little icy. I would make this again in a heartbeat. I can see adding some fruity extracts to this one or varying the intensity of the chocolate.

A "scoop" each for The Boy and The Girl. It was too soft to really scoop well.

Thanks to Steph of A Whisk and a Spoon for choosing this recipe.


Cakelaw said...

I think the soft element of this sorbet was a bonus - made it easier to scoop!

Peggy said...

Maybe I didn't cool mine down enough either. I didn't think of that. Mine was a bit icey too. Yours looks a lot creamier than mine. Great job.

alvarosa said...

wow, looks almost like mousse au chocolat!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

i've made other choco sorbet recipes before, and none have had dairy, so this was new for me, too. yours looks tasty, even if soft (mine is too). thanks for cranking out some sorbet with me--i was psyched to get to pick again!

Anonymous said...

This was crazy-chocolatey! I'd like to try the peppermint version.