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!
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!