Sunday, July 24, 2011

Weight Watcher's Chocolate Sorbet

I promise you that I won't post any more ice cream/sorbet or a creation using my ice cream maker for at least one more week. I have been posting too many frozen desserts this week and it is great for summer I guess. Plus, the strawberry ice cream that I posted earlier this week was fat free. This is a weight watcher's recipe. So, you can't complain much about gaining weight by eating these two right?
One Year back - Homemade Almond Milk
Adapted from - Weight Watcher's Magazine Jan/Feb 2011 edition
Sugar - 1 1/4 cups
Salt - a pinch
Water - 2 1/2 cups
Unsweetened Cocoa - 2/3 cups (I used Dutch processed but any will do fine)
Semisweet chocolate - 4 Oz chopped (Some brands are not vegan)
Vanilla - 2 tsp
In a sauce pan combine water, sugar, salt and unsweetened cocoa. Stir and bring it to a rolling boil stirring constantly till all the sugar is dissolved. Turn off the heat and add chopped chocolate. Stir till it is all melted. Let it come to room temperature. Add vanilla. Chill for 3 hours or overnight. Process in the ice cream maker as per manufacturer's specifications. Freeze for at least 3 hours or overnight before serving.

Strain the whole liquid before chilling. Since I didn't do that, there was a little bit of grainy texture which is not very palatable when you are eating sorbet. I felt the whole sorbet is very chocolatey. For those who like mild chocolate flavor, reduce the cocoa powder to 1/3 cup.

Nutrition Info:
For 1/2 cup sorbet - 217 Cal, 5 G Total Fat, 3 G SAT FAT, 0 G transfat, 0 MG CHOL, 51 MG SOD, 47 G Total Carb, 40 G Total Sugar, 4 G FIB, 2 G PROT, 51 MG CALC. Pointplus value : 6

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  1. Yummy!!! A guilt free chocolate sorbet!!! Love it!!

  2. Lovely one! Looks like I will buy the ice cream maker!

  3. lovely clicks Champa. am planning on buying an ice cream maker too.

  4. Perfect summer treat and beautifully pictured :)

  5. Delicious sorbet..looks very tempting

  6. Hi Champa,

    You have been tempting me to make ice-cream at home as they are fat free and ingredients are also handy. But I do not have a ice-cream maker. Is there any other way I could make these at home?


  7. wow beautiful clicks n it shd taste yummy..

  8. Thanks everyone for leaving a comment.

    Refer to my post on Mango ice cream. It has instructions to make it without an ice cream machine. You can follow the same steps for any ice cream or sorbet.

  9. I love chocolate sorbet!!!! I won't be asking you to stop posting frozen treats, that's for sure, bring em on!

  10. wow...m a chocoholic and this one looks jus too good..will gv it a try for sure..

  11. wow, that looks like my kind of thing. I am going to bookmark it. What is the basic difference between sorbet and ice-cream and even Granita for that matter. If you know, I would love a post on that :)

  12. Priya, It is pretty simple. Not too much of data to write a post.
    Icecream - heavy cream, half and half and milk or a combination of these is used. Many ice creams have egg yolks to make it rich and creamy.
    Sorbet - Doesn't have any dairy products. It is basically simple syrup with flavorings from either fresh fruit or other things.
    Granita - is fruit juice. This is not churned in the ice cream maker and that makes it more like slush.
    Sherbet - milk based. No heavy cream is needed and no eggs are needed.


  13. Thanks Champa for a quick response :)

  14. To make the sorbet without a food processor: Freeze the sorbet in a gallon-size sealable plastic bag. Open the bag slightly after 2 to 3 hours to let the air escape. Then squish the bag to break up any lumps.


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