Chocolate Sorbet

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A rich tasting low-fat chocolate sorbet made with a good quality cocoa powder and fresh brewed espresso.

A bowl of chocolate sorbet with a spoon.Chocolate Sorbet

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.

An ice cream scooper inside a bucket of chocolate sorbet.

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97.7 Cals 1.7 Protein 24.7 Carbs 1.2 Fats
Prep Time: 2 hrs
Cook Time: 0 mins
Yield: 5 servings
COURSE: Dessert, Snack
CUISINE: American
A rich tasting low-fat chocolate sorbet made with a good quality cocoa powder and fresh brewed espresso.


  • 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.


Makes 2 1/2 cups.


Serving: 1/2 cup, Calories: 97.7kcal, Carbohydrates: 24.7g, Protein: 1.7g, Fat: 1.2g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Sodium: 1.7mg, Fiber: 2.9g, Sugar: 20.2g
WW Points Plus: 3
Keywords: Chocolate ice cream, Chocolate Sorbet, mocha ice cream, mocha sorbet, mocha sorbet recipe

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  1. I opted to include a few oz of 70% dark chocolate in my take. Even with the 1/2 cup of sugar, it’s plenty sweet. I am perplexed at the number of recipes out there that call for a full cup of sugar.

    Good stuff.

  2. Do you think you could just keep this chilled instead of freezing? So I guess it would be more like a pudding than a sorbet. Anyone tried that?

  3. Anyone make this recipe with kitchen aid ice cream maker attachment? 
    I’m nervous and confused with how this will work 

  4. Just bought $20 icecream maker at Aldi.

  5. I just made this and it tasted amazing! The best part of this is that its guilt free 🙂

  6. GINA, can you sub out cocoa powder for mint substitute and add chocolate chips to make mint choc chip?

  7. This looks amazing! I just purchased an ice cream maker and now I am even more excited to use it! I am relatively new to this site and was wondering if you can recommend an unrefined natural sweetener you can use in place of granulated sugar for this recipe (or if it really best to use granulated sugar)? Thanks!

  8. Costco has a Cuisinart ice cream / yogurt maker on sale now through June 3 for around $23. It pays for itself after using a few times.

  9. It's the one that makes yogurt, and ice cream, sorry I forget the exact model.

  10. Gina, I try to stay away from dessert but after having this at a friends I am totally hooked. She has an ice cream maker but is not happy with it. So I noted that in a previous message you indicated that you had a cuisinart but I was wondering what model you have (there are several different ones)?