A rich tasting low-fat chocolate sorbet made with a good quality cocoa powder and fresh brewed espresso.
This homemade low fat chocolate ice cream is the perfect solution to satisfying my chocolate craving, especially in the summer time. I also love my frozen Pina Colada Sorbet, made with fresh pineapples, or my Cherry Sorbet using real cherries!
I’ve been playing around with my new ice cream maker and I’m having fun with all the possibilities. My freezer is starting to look like a colorful sorbet shop, which is not necessarily a bad thing! I mean, what can be more impressive than whipping out containers of homemade sorbet when you have your friends over for dinner? Something you just whipped up? And it really couldn’t be easier to make!
Chocolate was a must for me since that is my favorite flavor, I did some research and played around with some ingredients and what I ended up with was a rich tasting, low fat chocolate sorbet. A warning, if you are sensitive to caffeine (like me) you may want to use decaffeinated espresso.
These would make great tasting ice pops too if you don’t have an ice cream maker. Use your sweetener of choice, Stevia of course could be used in place of the sugar or agave if that is what you prefer.
More ice cream recipes you might enjoy:
- Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt
- Homemade Banana Ice Cream (Only ONE ingredient!)
- Pumpkin Ice Cream Sherbet
- Mexican ‘Un’ Fried Ice Cream
- Raspberry Yogurt Ice Pops
- 2 1/4 cups water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup freshly brewed espresso
- In a saucepan, combine half the water, sugar, salt, and cocoa powder, and warm over medium heat.
- Bring to a full boil while whisking, then reduce heat to low, and simmer for thirty seconds.
- Remove from the heat, and add the vanilla and espresso, and stir.
- Stir in the remaining water.
- Transfer the mixture to a bowl, and chill in the refrigerator until cold, about an hour.
- When chilled, freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.