Friday, June 19, 2009

Keeping my cool

I always love frozen treats--ice cream, gelato, sorbet--but when warm weather hits, I really crave them. So when I saw this recipe, I just had to haul out the ice cream maker and give it a try.

Double trouble

This recipe is truly a winner if you're a chocoholic like me. The chocolate flavor is very intense, so be sure to use chocolate and cocoa you love. And since it's a sorbet, you can serve it to your friends or family members who don't eat dairy. I haven't run the numbers on fat and calories, but I'm thinking this is a more figure-friendly treat than ice cream.

My only advice is to make this in advance, transfer the sorbet to a shallow container, and freeze overnight if you want to be able to scoop it. Otherwise, just ladle it into your bowl and dig in! You won't be sorry.


Ginger said...

Oh, that looks yum - anything chocolate is Mum's favourite. Perhaps we've been wrong all this while in not giving ice cream a go.

Rani said...

squeeeeeeee! That looks delicious! We've had such a cold start to the summer but just yesterday it became hot and humid. Just in time for chocolate ice-cream!

Bridget said...

That looks DIVINE!!! Just found you through TasteSpotting. :)

Amelia said...

How should i do this recipe if i don't have a ice-cream maker. Can you please tell me how. My kids really love this dessert.


Leslie said...

Amelia, the only suggestion I have is to make the mixture, pour it into a shallow container, and pop it into your freezer. Freeze overnight and then see what happens! I think this will work fine, though the texture may not be the same. Good luck!

jackie said...

My cuisinart ice cream maker is on its way!! First I'm making the strawberry/buttermilk recipe, then I'm making the vanilla/pepper recipe from Orangette's book, and next I'll make this!