Though It is rather cloudy today, just a couple of days ago, it was sweltering. I was thinking then that I could do with a good dollop of ice-cream, or chocolate sorbet in particular.
Being optimistic by nature, I am hoping for more warm weather and I have just the best ‘yummy for a hot tummy’ recipe, that is easy to follow, which will yield a fantastic sorbet.
Chocolate Sorbet Recipe
200g caster sugar
50g dark chocolate, chopped finely
1 tsp vanilla extract
Method of preparation:
In mixing bowl, put in the sugar, with it sift in the cocoa and stir.
Boil the water using a medium size saucepan.
Whisk in the sugar and cocoa.
Leave to simmer for 5 minutes; ensure to give it a whisk occasionally.
Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate and vanilla until the chocolate has melted.
Cool the mixture, then put in the fridge for several hours until chilled.
To make the sorbet, you can use an ice-cream machine, just follow the instruction from the booklet that goes with your machine.
Pour the mixture into a freezeable plastic container and freeze. To prevent ice crystals to form, the ice-cream must be whisked several times as it freezes. Whisk to break down the ice crystals, then freeze for 1 hr. Whisk and freeze again one more time, then leave until completely frozen.
Serve with fruits or a lovely creamy cakes like the above photo.
A real treat!