I just made the most decadent sorbet ever!
Three days of heat!
9:30 am, as I tend to my watering duty, the morning fresh air has almost vanished, and so have the shades of the
11 am – 27 °C inside, full sun outside, and the air in our little old house is getting still and stifling hot by the minute.
No worries! It’s ice cream time! Technically, I cannot call this treat an ice cream because there is no milk or cream in the recipe, but this sorbet captures all the depth and richness of dark chocolate. The macadamia nuts and the white chocolate chunks are scattered through the intense dark velvet as little nuggets of sweetness.
The sweet smell of chocolate lingered in the house for two days! I started with hot chocolate by boiling together cocoa powder and sugar in water. Away from the heat, I thickened the hot chocolate by adding finely chopped bittersweet chocolate and whisking until I obtained a smooth mixture. After adding some vanilla, I chilled the chocolate mixture overnight and churned it the next morning. I added the nuts and chocolate chunks just before transferring the sorbet into a plastic container and freezing.
Don’t forget to take it out of the freezer a few minutes before scooping! Enjoy with a dollop of whipped cream and a pecan molasses lace cookie!
Adapted from the Perfect Scoop.
Ingredients for 1 dozen oversized cookies:
¼ cup butter
¼ cup fancy molasses
¼ cup crystallised sugar
½ cup pecans
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1. Finely chop the bittersweet chocolate using a serrated knife.
2. Stir together cocoa powder, sugar, water and salt in a saucepan.
3. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly to prevent the hot mixture from boiling over.
4. After boiling for 1 min, remove from the heat and whisk in the chopped chocolate until obtaining a smooth and homogenous mixture.
5. Whisk in the vanilla and chill the mixture in the fridge overnight.
6. Vigorously whisk the chilled mixture and freeze in the ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
7. Coarsely chop macadamia nuts and white chocolate chunks and add to the sorbet at the end of the freezing process.
8. Transfer into a plastic container and freeze for at least 4 hours, until set.