Tuesday, July 26, 2011

TWD—Creamy Dark Chocolate Sorbet

TWD--Creamy Chocolate Sorbet 6-30-11

I love this Creamy Dark Chocolate Sorbet chosen for Tuesdays With Dorie.  I’ve made it three times in the last month.  Love it that much.  You can (and should) get the simple recipe for this from Steph at A Whisk and a Spoon.  She chose the recipe and I thank her ever so kindly for doing so.  Last year, it was my turn to pick a recipe from Dorie’s book, Baking From My Home to Yours and I chose the Chocolate Ganache Ice Cream on the page right next to this Creamy Dark Chocolate Sorbet.  Both are divine!  I love that this sorbet doesn’t have as much fat in it, so I don’t feel as guilty having a little more of it here and there.  The ganache ice cream is heavenly and rich and not light.  I will continue making the sorbet time and again, I am sure.

Each of the three times I made it, I made it just a little different.  The first time (which is the photo above), I use a 70% bittersweet chocolate and regular coconut milk.  The second time, I used the same chocolate, but used lite coconut milk.  I couldn’t tell a difference between the two, but I loved the flavor the coconut milk added to the sorbet.  Each of the three times I made this, I also added a teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract, both of which I think really added some great flavor as well.  I’m sure I’ll always put those two extracts in when I make it, though I’m tempted to try mixing this up with some raspberries or raspberry flavoring.  The third time I made the sorbet, I used a 60% dark chocolate and just skim milk.  This version isn’t quite as good as the other two, but is still just fine.  I will probably use lite coconut milk from now on when I make it and stick with the Lindt Excellence 70% dark chocolate.

Sadly, I didn’t even take pictures of it the second time I made it, but it has pretty much looked the same each time.  I love the consistency of this sorbet, it is just creamy enough and divinely chocolate!

TWD-Creamy Chocolate Sorbet 7-25-11

Here’s a perfect little 1/4 cup scoop of the skim milk version.  It looks more icy, but is still just creamy enough.  Check out all the other chocolaty goodness at TWD Land and go over to Steph’s blog and get the recipe—it really couldn’t be more simple!

23 comments:

Lisa said...

You know I'm a big fan of the skim milk version, though coconut milk works for me too. I bet this would be really good with some cinnamon and chile powder for a little kick.

Suzy - Sudden Lunch said...

My God you make some delicious looking food. I wish I was one of your boys!

Cakelaw said...

Your photos look so enticing - makes me want to dig in with a spoon.

Peggy said...

I think it looks best with the coconut milk and that sounds delicious to me! I'll have to try it that way. Mine melted really quickly. Yours looks very creamy and delicious.

Amanda said...

Wow I didn't realize TWD was still going! You guys must be getting close to finishing the book :) I will HAVE to try this!

Fallon said...

Delicious!

Joy said...

I'm going to have to try the coconut milk - what a great idea! It looks fantastic!

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

I love this one, too - with skim milk and Splenda, it's perfect for the diet! :)

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

I cannot tell you how goreous these photos are !! I want to jump through the computer and eat this!
Mary

alvarosa said...

One can see the creaminess of this sorbet in your pictures! Coconutmilk is a great idea.

Nom! The Indulgent Baking Blog said...

wow these look utterly delicious! very impressed!

Valerie said...

Coconut milk...brilliant! Everything looks so creamy and rich, I don't think it's possible to go wrong with this recipe. :D

Lisa~~ said...

Coconut milk, brilliant! It looks delicious!

Lisa~~
Cook Lisa Cook

Maureen said...

I've made tons of ice cream but never with coconut milk. Can't wait to try some.

jillbert said...

Nice idea to use coconut milk. I thought this would be icy, but it was so nice and creamy!

Tracey said...

Not to sound like a broken record, but the coconut milk idea really is genius. I think I used 1% milk in mine and it was plenty rich, but I'd love the flavor the coconut adds.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

cocnut milk--brilliant! i will try that next time. glad you liked this, thanks for making it with me this week!

TeaLady said...

It was surprisingly rich for milk and water. Looks just perfect!!

My Inner Chick said...

--can ice-cream be considered beautiful? This IS BEAUTIFUL. I love the dark rich color. WOW.

Baking Ribbons said...

How can you go wrong with coconut and chocolate-this looks rich, delicious, and perfect to quench summer heat!

The Honey Nut said...

Perfect for a hot day! This looks so good!

TeaLady said...

Forgot to tell you I loved the idea of adding almond flavoring. And the coconut milk - GREAT!!

Tighten Skin said...

Great recipe, perfect comfort food, this will help me answer the question of how to tighten skin?