Monday, July 12, 2010

CHOCOLATE-COCONUT SORBET

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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.  010
Chocolate-Coconut Sorbet
Source:  Judy’s Kitchen
Rating:  10 out of 10
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INGREDIENTS:
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 pint011

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.
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13 comments:

Alicia said...

Looks really great. Love that it doesn't call for an ice-cream maker, since I don't have one.

My Kitchen in the Rockies said...

Hi Judy, Thanks for visiting. I like your blog. A husband that doesn't eat pork tenderloin, oh no. That would be terrible.
Coconut and chocolate? Can it get any better. I will have to take this recipe with me to try. Thanks.

Chele said...

How timely! I've been looking for some sorbet recipes ;0)
Looks very lush!

M @ Betty Crapper said...

I love, love chocolate. This would be perfect today. It is really hot in S Florida right now.

Velva said...

I can see why this chocolate coconut sorbet needs to be made soon-Delicious!

Sweet and Savory said...

Coconut milk must give it real class, Judy. Looks delicious.

Gloria said...

Judy this chocolat sorbet look delicious! gloria

Linda www.mykindofcooking.com said...

This is my first time to your blog. It won't be my last. Your ice cream recipe is fantastic!

Julie said...

That sounds like my kinda of sorbet...yum :)

Sophie said...

Waw!! Your chocolate & coconut sorbet looks outragely good & so tempting too!


You did a great job here, dear Judy!!

Bo said...

I love the rich nutty flavor of coconut milk...then add chocolate...this is fantastic!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Two of my favorite things! New follower in the house!

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
www.mawhats4dinner.com

Alisa said...

Yum! I cant wait to try this. I dont have an ice cream maker and this is just delicious!If you won't mind I'd love to guide Foodista readers to this post.Just add the foodista widget to the end of this post and it's all set, Thanks!