Oh, yeah, baby! This is the one dessert you should make soon. You don’t need an ice cream maker, either. Just six ingredients to get to chocolate heaven. It’s not a totally low-fat dessert since it calls for high-fat coconut milk and bittersweet chocolate, but it’s not as fattening as regular chocolate ice cream. The thing is, it’s so delicious and it’s so easy to make at home. If you’re counting pennies, this is an economical dessert that won’t take up a ton of your time.
|Chocolate-Coconut Sorbet |
Source: Judy’s Kitchen
Rating: 10 out of 10
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. natural unsweetened cocoa (I used Pa. Dutch purchased from a local farm store)
2 oz. good-quality bittersweet chocolate, chopped (I used Ghiradelli)
1 cup Thai coconut milk
2 tsp. coconut-flavored rum, or pure vanilla extract if preferred
1 Tbsp. peeled, finely grated fresh ginger
In a small saucepan, combine water, sugar and cocoa. Whisk well to combine. Heat over medium heat till boiling. Remove from heat. Stir in chocolate till it melts. Cool completely. In work bowl of food processor, combine chocolate mixture, coconut milk, rum and ginger. Pulse till very smooth. Transfer mixture to a 1-quart freezer container. *Freeze till ice crystals form 1” around edges, about 1-1/2 hours. Remove from freezer and beat with electric mixer or immersion blender (or put it all back into the food processor) till smooth.* Repeat underlined instructions once or twice, then freeze till firm, several hours or overnight. Yield: about 1 pint
Note: If you want a deeper chocolate flavor, increase the cocoa and/or chocolate to your liking, but I found this to have plenty of chocolate flavor.