Friday, August 31, 2007

Chocolate Sorbet


Finally Friday! I don't know why, but this week has seemed particularly long. Probably because I'm about to get a cold, and have been sniffly for a few days. Oh well, I'm looking forward to the weekend!

I know I've posted a lot about sweets this week (and still not about suovas, I'm sorry!) and to make up for it - how about nothing sweet at all next week? Well, we'll see. Anyway, here's a really simple and really delicious chocolate ice-cream for you. Or a chocolate sorbet, more accurately - but it's rich and smooth like an ice-cream. I definitely don't miss the dairy in this.

As virtually all other ice cream I've been making this summer, this, too, is from David Lebovitz' excellent book The Perfect Scoop. I know I sound like a broken record, especially with all the other bloggers giving praise as well, but he deserves it. This is brilliant.

I followed Clotilde's lead and halved the recipe, and didn't blend it - it turned out super smooth anyway. I used a little more dark chocolate, just because I had some that needed using up. And on that note, I used two different kinds - half was a dark Lindt, half a very dark Michael Cluizel. I served it with supremed mandarin oranges, but it was very good on its own as well. I think a scoop of creamy vanilla would have been perfect with it too - that's for next time.

This is an entry for Brazilian Linda's sweet event Lördagsgodis (="Saturday Sweets") - which is in Swedish. The theme this week: chocolate.

Chocolate Sorbet
Makes about 1/2 litre (2 cups)

275 ml water
100 g sugar
40 g cocoa
95 g chocolate (at least 70% cocoa)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt

Mix sugar, water and cocoa in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Finely chop the chocolate and add it, as well as vanilla and salt. Cool completely, preferrably overnight or at least for a few hours in the fridge. Churn in your ice-cream machine.

Recipe in Swedish:


Stacey said...

Looks divine! :)

Dee Light said...

I've always thought of sorbet as a fruity treet !!! I'll have to try this.

Deborah said...

I have made this sorbet as well - I loved it!

Brilynn said...

Great minds think alike, I just made chili chocolate sorbet today!

Anonymous said...

Hey David,

Just a shoutout to say that I recommended you for Blogday 2007! :)

Thanks for the recipes and your great stories about Paris (and America)

Oh! And I love your ice cream book! It is my biggest treasure right now ;)

nek0 from Spain

Anonymous said...

>> Sorry Anne I screwed up the entry :((((( this one was intended for you!!

Hey Anne,

Just a shoutout to say that I recommended you for Blogday 2007! :)

I totally love your site and... your cats! (nek0 means cat in japanese)

Thanks for your absolute wonderful recipes. Last week I tried the cinnamon muffins and they were wonderful!

nek0 from Spain

test it comm said...

That looks amazing! For some reason I have never really considered chocolate sorbet. I guess chocolate and cream go so well together that it blinded me. I am bookmarking this to try later.

Anonymous said...

Oooo, det där lät smarrigt. Synd att jag inte har en glassmaskin:/

Wendy said...

I have been trying out chocolet sorbet recipes ever since a trip to Maui where I had Kona coffee ice cream with a ribbon of chocolate sorbet. It was so delicious. Perhaps this will be the recipe. Thanks. Wendy

Anonymous said...

Do you think the recipe works without an ice-cream machine?

Nic said...

I'm going to save this recipe - it looks fabulous! (As does the rest of your blog)

Anne said...

Well, I'm sure this recipe works as well as any other sorbet recipe without an ice cream maker. Which is to say: not very good. It really never gets the same smooth texture, and it will be even more apparent with sorbets rather than with ice creams that has lots of dairy or egg.

Åsa said...

Meeen, vad gott! Eller ja, jag måste hitta på ett bra tillfälle snart att pröva den men den verkar himmelsk god i alla fall. Har bara gjort parfait tidigare så funkar det det utan glassmaskin tro? San man skrapa i blandningen lite då och då istället kanske?

Åsa said...

haha - my english is obviously very good and lucky me who read the comments PROPERLY BEFORE i made my own brilliant one ;)

Jeanne said...

Oh Anne, that looks amazingly good - and so simple! I could even convince myself that it's mostly healthy ;-)

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to buy an ice cream maker ! I like sorbet more compared with ice cream, more refreshing, less calorie and fat.