Tuesday, April 13, 2010

COOL TREAT, SWEET EATS

SUMMERSORBET
With summer around the corner gearing up cool and refreshing treats is something we all crave on a hot day. I know the hot days aren't quite here yet, but who says we can't get started now? Who am I kidding. I'd eat ice cream all year round.
So in an attempt to go for a bit of a healthier version, I choose sorbet. It's one of the easiest things to make, even without an ice cream maker. I can't wait to starting tying out other flavors! The only question I'm asking my self now is 'what kind can I make next?'.

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Chocolate Sorbet
recipe via Jamie Oliver Magazine

75g good-quality cocoa powder
300g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla bean paste or 1 bean pod (seeds scraped)
300g 70 %-cocoa chocolate, broken into pieces
Pour 750ml water into a small saucepan with cocoa, sugar and vanilla pod and seeds or bean paste. Bring to the boil while whisking; remove from heat. Add chocolate and a pinch of salt and leave for a minute, then stir until chocolate has melted and you have a glossy mixture. Cool, transfer to an ice-cream mixture and freeze, or pour into a shallow tray and freeze, stirring to break up crystals. Enjoy.

22 comments:

El said...

Incredible. The photos came out great and the recipe looks absolutely delicious!

Valerie said...

Chocolate sorbet! And no machine required? Thank you!! :)

Memória said...

Oh man!! I made a gelato al limone the other week and have been on the search for another recipe to try. Your gelato looks amazing!!! I love the shots! They are so tempting and magazine ready!

MeetaK said...

love chocolate and love ice cream/sorbet. it's time to indulge. looks awesome ash!

Cheryl ♥ said...

this is perfect! summer's here all year round in singapore :D

Amy @ cookbookmaniac said...

Your photos are fabulous. mmmm. chocolate sorbet. mmmm.

Chocolate Freckles said...

I love ice cream too!!! and that sorbet sounds amazing!!!

Lucy said...

I've never really thought about chocolate sorbet, I presumed sorbet had to be fruity, but this looks irresistibly delicious! Love the photos - ice cream can be such a pain to photograph but your photos are beautiful :)

Chef Chuck said...

Chocolate Sorbet, Wow that recipe looks so delightful!
The photos are tops, I love your perceived angle!!

Vanessa said...

Thanks a million for the recipe - I'm one of those people without an ice cream maker and I can do this! Your photos are incredible, especially the last one, wow.

A Canadian Foodie said...

I really enjoy your site, what you write about and how you write it - recipes, and photos, but I keep missing your new posts because I use e-mail to get everything I need. I would love it if you would think about including a subscribe for new posts by e-mail plug in for this site. Love the photography of this post - and just in time for the warm weather. YUM!
Thanks!
:)
Valerie

Ash said...

A Canadian Foodie: Thanks! And I will get on that! :)

Paris Pastry said...

Wow! Look at the ice dripping down the cone. Yum! I have an ice cream maker, but I can't bring myself to using it! Is it a lot of work to make it yourself?

Patricia Scarpin said...

I have never tried chocolate sorbet, Ash - what a wonderful idea! And I love your photos - beautiful, as usual.

Ash said...

Paris Pastry: I have a kitchen aid ice cream maker attachment... but no room in the freezer to freeze the mixing bowl! I might as well not have it!
I was so happy this turned out just as good having a ice maker!! I'm totally hooked now!

Mary said...

That looks amazing, and not healthy at all! Beautiful photos!
:)

hannah | honey & jam said...

Um, so that first pic? Total magazine cover.

Amanda said...

As soon as school lets out, I'm making this is in celebration. : )

yummy supper said...

I just stumbled upon your beautiful blog. I will definitely be back!

jacqui said...

Oh, yum! I love chocolate sorbet, I can't believe I've been waiting all this time to make some, thinking I needed an ice cream machine. Thank you for posting this! Great shots too!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

chocolate sorbet is so wonderful! and so intensley flavored without the dairy getting in the way!

hungryandfrozen said...

I have been looking for a good chocolate sorbet recipe for some time now, I think this might be the one - will let you know if I try it. Looks beautiful :)